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Chicken Fajita Soup


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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Chicken Fajita Soup is all the classic, sizzling flavors of chicken fajitas in a soup form! Tender pieces of chicken and bell peppers are seared and simmered in a flavor-packed broth. Add in all the classic fajita companions: onions, black beans, corn and taco seasonings to take this soup to the next level. Ladle up a bowl and serve with all the fajita toppings (sour cream, guacamole and cheese, anyone?) for the ultimate Chicken Fajita Soup experience!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz whole kernel corn, drained
  • 4 oz diced green chiles
  • 64 oz chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Evenly season the chicken with 1 teaspoon of the chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Heat the olive oil in the bottom of a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken in and sear on all sides until golden brown, not cooking all the way through. Set the chicken aside.
  2. Add the onion, green bell pepper and red bell pepper into the pot and sauté for a 3-5 minutes, avoiding any deep browning. Add in the garlic, the remaining 1 teaspoon of chili powder, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the cumin and stir to combine.
  3. Add the chicken back into the pot along with the black beans, corn and diced green chiles. Pour in the chicken stock and stir to combine.
  4. Bring the soup to a low boil, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or soup has reduced slightly and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs can be used for this recipe.
  • If using a rotisserie chicken, I still recommend tossing the shredded chicken with the seasonings and searing to add that layer of flavor. When simmering the soup, it won’t need to simmer as long since the chicken is already cooked.
  • Topping ideas: sour cream, cheese, guacamole, tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, lime wedges, or salsa.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Soups & Stews

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 783
  • Sugar: 18.4g
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 124.7g
  • Fiber: 22.6g
  • Protein: 64.2g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg

Keywords: Chicken Fajita Soup

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