- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
- 3/4 cup picante sauce
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional
- In a large saucepan, cook chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the broth, corn and picante sauce and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in peppers and cilantro.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon into bowls; top with cheese if desired. Yield: 7 servings (about 2 quarts).
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"This soup was an instant hit with my family and is asked for often"
"I have been making this soup for about 2 years now - as soon as the weather starts to cool, the kids start asking for it!"
"This is a great and easy recipe. To make it faster after work, I grab a rotisserie chix from the store on the way home. And if I want to turn up the spice, I just up the heat of the salsa. Such great flavor and so easy!!"