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Mexican Chicken Stoup Recipe with Watkins Mexican Soup Base May 8, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — motherofpearls @ 1:27 pm

I made the Gourmet Momma’s Mexican Chicken Stoup (thicker than a soup, thinner than a stew!) for Cinco de Mayo and was it ever DELICIOUS! I made a few modifications to the original recipe as I usually do, and here is a “Watkin-ized” version:

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Stoup

1 lb chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 TBL flour
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 lb white potatoes, peeled, cut into bite size (I didn’t have the sweet potatoes on hand, but will try it next time)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup canned corn, drained
1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can 28 oz diced tomatoes
1 TBL minced garlic
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup Watkins Mexican Soup Base
1 tsp Watkins Seasoned Salt or season to taste
1/3 cup Masa Harina whisked into 1 cup warm water (optional)

Combine chicken & flour in Ziploc bag and toss to coat. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in Dutch oven type pan. Add chicken and saute 5 minutes or until cooked though. Remove from pan.

Heat remaining 1/2 tsp oil in pan. Add potatoes and onion; cover and cook for 7 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned.

Add all remaining ingredients & chicken back to pan. Cover and simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes or several hours as time allows. Garnish with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese & dollop of sour cream if you’re not counting points! Goumet Momma’s recipe was 6 WW Points. I’m estimating with my substitutions of the white potatoes & Masa this time, it’s more like 7 WW Points w/o the garnish, but I didn’t plug it into WW’s recipe builder yet.

Watkins Soup Bases are a wonderful addition to any busy home’s pantry as they are handy building blocks for delicious home cooking! Whip up delicious stocks, gravies and sauces without hassle. Real beef, chicken, cheese, mushrooms and other wholesome ingredients give you homemade flavor without expensive canned soups and overly-salty bouillon cubes. Enjoy a quick cup of soup or create quick, flavorful entrées and side dishes by adding items from your pantry. Makes up to 50 servings per can!

And to wrap it up, here is a terrific site, NutritionData.com that I came across while searching for some nutritional information on the Masa.

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