It’s hot today but cool weather is coming. Our local weather guru has promised! And with the advent of cooler weather, my cooking thoughts turn to warm, gooey goodness that’s quick, easy, and filling. And yes, I do like me some hot soup.
Total Time: 1 Hr. (incl. refrigerating to marinate the chicken)
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 30 Min.
Serve up Santa Fe-style taste with this cilantro-spiked chicken fajita soup. Neufchatel and VELVEETA® make Santa Fe Chicken Fajita Soup nice and cheesy.
What You Need
1 pkg. (1.4 oz.) TACO BELL® Fajita Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup water
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
4 large cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 large red onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
8 oz. 2% Milk VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
Let’s Make It
1 – Combine seasoning mix and water in medium bowl. Add chicken; toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate 30 min.
2 – Cook garlic and cilantro in large nonstick saucepan on medium-high heat 1 min. Stir in chicken mixture, onions and peppers; cook 10 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.
3 – Add Neufchatel, VELVEETA and broth; mix well. Cook on medium heat until Neufchatel and VELVEETA are completely melted and soup is heated through, stirring occasionally.
Tip 1 – Serving Suggestion: Serve this hearty main-dish soup with a tossed leafy green salad.
Tip 2 – Special Extra: Garnish with additional chopped cilantro just before serving.
My Tip: I tend to buy my chicken and beef broth in giant economy sizes instead of canned so I just use my liquid cup measure to measure out the 14.5 oz. X 2.
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Anyway… Question of the day: Are you a soup person?