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Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 3 of 5
Healthy Scale: 4 of 5

Ingredients:
4 Chicken Breasts
2 Bell Peppers
1 Medium Onion
12 oz Can Whole/Chopped Tomatoes
2 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp    Cumin
1/2 tsp    Oregano
Salt to taste

Directions:
1. Bring chicken to boil in water w/ 1 tsp salt.
2. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour. Drain, saving broth.
3. Let cool, cut into 1/4 inch by 1 inch strips.
4. Saute in skillet with sliced peppers and onions.
5. Cook over low heat until lightly sautéed.
6. In blender add tomatoes, 2 cups reserved chicken broth, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, 1 tsp salt.
7. Pour mixture in skillet, bring to boil, cover and simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: 8-10

Recipes Critic Review: Shredded Mexican Chicken can be used in many dishes and keeps well for leftovers. Can be used in tacos, salads, sandwiches, and more. This is very similar to Mexican Chicken you would get in a Mexican Restaurant. This is an excellent recipe!
 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Healthy Scale: 5 of 5

Ingredients:
1 Rotisserie Chicken, bones removed and chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
2 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1-1/2 cups chopped red, yellow, orange peppers
2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers
2 (32 ounce) boxes chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) package super sweet frozen corn
2 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:
1. Saute onion, peppers, green chile peppers, and garlic in large soup pot over medium heat until onions become translucent.
2. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, bay leaves, corn, black beans, and cilantro.
3. Simmer on low for for 30 minutes.
4. Optionally, top with lime wedge, cilantro, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16

Recipes Critic Review: Easy and healthy version of Chicken Tortilla soup that is packed with veggies and protein. Great soup to eat on all week long. Makes 16 servings so you might want to cut it in half.