LawDog’s Chicken Soup

You need:

1 1/2 to two pounds of chicken breast.
1 chopped medium onion.
1 can chicken broth.
1 can chili beans – don’t drain.
1 can kidney beans – don’t drain.
1 can black beans – don’t drain.
1 can mild Rotel – don’t drain.
2 cans whole kernal corn – don’t drain.
1 pkg mild taco seasoning.
1 pkg Ranch salad dressing/seasoning.

Cut your chicken breast into soup-sized chunks. Dice your onion. I prefer a red or a yellow onion, but white or green onions work just fine.

Put a big pot on medium heat, dump in all of your canned stuff and add the two seasoning packets. Stir the packets into the mix well.

Throw your chopped chicken and onion into a frying pan with a little olive oil, and cook until the chicken has been browned. Once the chicken is browned, dump your chicken/onion goodie into the pot with the canned stuff.

Bring to a boil, and then simmer for one hour.

When you spoon this into a bowl, sprinkle some shredded cheese over it.

Voila! Comfort food.


PS: I always get asked, “What’s Rotel?” Rotel is diced tomatoes and chilis, found here:

Get some extra cans, because you’re liable to wind up adding it to a lot more things than just my soup.


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3 thoughts on “LawDog’s Chicken Soup”

  1. I’ll have to try that. Never put black beans in a chicken soup.

    And yes, dammit, I know what Rotel is.


  2. Ah, but you’re from a civilized part of the country, ie., Louisiana.

    Other folks, in less blessed areas (Yankeeland), have never seen a can of Rotel, and usually wind up sending me e-mails trying to figure out what it is.


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