Friday, January 31, 2014

Chicken Fajita Soup-New Food To Me

I bought a pack of small tri-colored peppers when I wanted to make my Heart Deviled Eggs and was looking for a fun way to use them... This Chicken Fajita Soup was perfect! And I can cross another item off of my New Food To Me List because I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes-they added a nice smoky/charred flavor that went very well with the fajita theme:@)
I didn't have fresh cilantro but did add some of the Cilantro Salt I made last summer. This recipe is easily split in half, although I did add a whole can of beans, just because they're good... An extra squeeze of lime juice at the table would add a nice little pop of flavor too!

Chicken Fajita Soup-from Two Peas & Their Pod
2 boneless chicken breast, cooked and diced or shred
1 Tblsp olive oil
medium size onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1 small red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 small green bell pepper, cut in strips
1 small yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
2 (15oz) cans chicken broth
2 (15oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice-I used fire roasted
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp ground cumin
1  1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Juice of one lime
1/4 C chopped cilantro
S&P to taste
  1. Cook onion in olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and peppers, cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add everything else and simmer for 20 minutes, add S&P.
  4. Optional garnishes: sour cream, shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, tortilla chips, lime juice
  5. Note: for a vegetarian option, use veggie stock and omit the chicken.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

My New Foods List:
(If my sons happen to read this... relax! I still promise fairly "normal" Sunday dinners...)
hominy ~ artichokes ~ fish sauce (I'm scared) ~ almond paste ~ oyster sauce (scared again) ~ gorgonzola ~ dates ~ brisket ~ parsnips ~ adobo ~ meringue powder ~ goat cheese ~ souffle ~ red velvet anything ~ curry ~ capers ~ chow chow ~ pot stickers ~ pho ~ ponzu sauce ~ fondant ~ fire roasted tomatoes ~ Gruyere ~ Quinoa ~ Tetrazzini any kind ~ Divinity ~ Meyer lemon ~ lemon curd ~ leeks ~ shallots


  1. (this loaded a tiny bit slower but not bad at all!)

  2. What a brilliant and creative soup! Sounds insanely good, thanks!

  3. I made chicken tortilla soup for the first time yesterday. It has some of the same ingredients as your's. Perfect for this time of year--or any time of year!


  4. Sound so good. I wish I lived whre I could get your leftovers.

  5. That looks so good, Lynn. I'm big into sumptuous soups this time of year and yours fits the bill. I've never tried fire-roasted tomatoes. That's partly because I have frozen tomatoes from my garden available.

  6. I've seen those packages of peppers in the store and wondered what I'd do with them. This is a great idea! Looks super yummy.

  7. I love your list, fish sauce and oyster sauce scare me too! I would really like this with the crushed tortilla chips added in. :)

  8. I love your food list! It looks like fun adventures ahead....I know how I felt the first time I used fish sauce...I imagined all kinds of things...then found that it was black and only came in a huge bottle! Enjoy!!

  9. This looks delicious, Lynn! I did not know much about Mexican food until we moved to Colorado and now I love it! It's good to try new things :)

  10. I sure hope your son reads this. It made me chuckle. I have three adult sons, and they are finally trying new things ;-) This sounds delicious Lynn.

  11. Sounds wonderful, I'm loving soup lately!

  12. This looks good and hearty Lynn! We love fire roasted tomatoes in our salsa :)

  13. The peppers add wonderful color. Cilantro salt sounds interesting.

  14. Oh it looks scrumptious and I know it'll taste delicious!

  15. Your soup sounds magnificent! Great flavors. I love your list of foods to try...don't worry about the fish sauce! Just don't smell it :)

  16. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

  17. I love all the veggies in this colorful soup! :)

  18. I'll bet those fire roasted tomatoes added a great flavor to your colorful and tasty soup.

  19. Oh, yum, Lynn! This sounds really delicious. I love fire roasted tomatoes and the colorful peppers. Plus, you can put olives in anything, and I will eat it. Well, almost anything. ;-)


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