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Fiesta Chicken Chowder Recipe
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Fiesta Chicken Chowder Recipe

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I entered the recipe for this hearty soup in a contest sponsored by my hometown newspaper. I won first place and contributed the prize money to the area shelter for women and children.—Beth Jenkins-Horsley, Belmont, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope fajita seasoning, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (11 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 250 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning; add chicken. Seal bag and shake to coat. In a large saucepan, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, beans, tomatoes, corn, rice, chilies and remaining fajita seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Stir in the soup, cilantro, lime juice and chicken; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Fiesta Chicken Chowder in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 250 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

Delicious! I even bought regular corn by mistake and the flavor was great. I will definitely be making this one again!

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

We loved this. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

Really, really enjoyed this. My husband couldn't keep his spoon out of the soup pot! It was very easy to make and a very filling meal. I made my own fajita seasoning and it was just the right amount of spice.

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

Very delicious, but was too peppery to thoroughly enjoy. I don't know if it was the Rotel I used because I couldn't find Mexican stewed tomatoes, or the fajita mix. Any ideas out there? Will definitely make it again, but will try mild taco seasoning instead. Our mouths were on fire! lol lol

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

This recipe is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. It's in my recipe keeper permanently.

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