Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fiesta Soup

I haven't posted in the past couple of days because Jared and I have been out and about getting stuff done, so cooking hasn't happened. But tonight we used some leftover shredded chicken from taco night to make some Fiesta Soup!

If you want the recipe for the chicken that I used just click HERE. The 3 chicken breasts I use in that recipe makes enough for tacos for Jared and I (dinner and a couple lunches), and then a giant pot of Fiesta soup! So it makes lots of shredded chicken, to say the least.....

So I came up with this recipe when I had lots of leftovers I needed to get rid of. It started as the "6 can Tortilla Soup" that you see everywhere, but I didn't want to use canned chicken, I wanted more fresh veggies, and I wanted to make it a bit more "hardy." So it has evolved more and more each time I make it, so now we just call it Fiesta Soup.

So let's get started!

1 - 15 oz can of Fiesta Corn (or just regular corn if you want)
2 - 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth
1 can of black beans
1 - 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with chilles (I use the Rotel brand)
3 stalks of celery chopped
1/2 of a medium white onion chopped
1 chopped carrot
6 oz of Egg noodles (they usually come in a 12oz bag so just estimate half of that)
2 cups of shredded chicken (again, I use my leftover taco chicken)

Honestly, this is my leftover soup! When I first made it I just wanted to get rid of the leftover veggies in my fridge before they went bad, and it turned out pretty darn well! In fact now that I think about it, I used the noodles because I had those leftover from Beef Stroganoff, and the chicken like I said from taco night. So this is truly leftover soup, that will make plenty of leftovers.

But let's move on to the cooking part. It's simple, add all the cans into a large pot. Then get the noodles boiling in a separate pot. While those are boiling chop the celery, carrot, and onion and add that to the large pot as well. Add in the 2 cups of chicken. Once the noodles are done add those as well. Let it all boil until the veggies are tender. And that's it!! Can you believe it?

It's honestly that simple! This is so easy to change up too. If you are vegetarian you can easily make this with a veggie stock and leave out the meat and it's still a great hardy soup.

Yes this makes a ton for just two people, BUT this helps us with our budget. Jared packs it for his at work and I'll eat the leftovers for lunch also. It reheats extremely well!

Well I hope you all try this and enjoy it! Jared is leaving for training again soon which generally means I don't cook much, so hopefully I'll test out some dessert recipes, and post some reviews of my favorite kitchen products.

Hope everyone has a great week!!


  1. I stumbled across this recipe while I had chicken in the crockpot for chicken tacos. I was so excited to see a recipe for all the left over chicken I would have at the end of the meal. My husband and I just enjoyed this soup! It was very flavorful and can't wait to have leftovers!

    1. I'm glad you guys liked it!! It's a favorite over here as well! I always end up with lot's of leftover chicken from my recipes so I'm really on a mission to come up with more recipes for all those leftovers! Thanks for the feedback!