Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Soup Recipe

It has been unusually cold in southern Kentucky. It snowed November 1, and we have had snow flurries the last few days. When it is cold outside I want a hearty bowl of soup. This cheesy southwestern chicken soup is a slightly different take on taco or nacho soup. The sweet corn gives it a slightly sweet taste, and it has added warmth from the spicy taco seasoning.

cheesy southwestern chicken soup

This recipe calls for 1.5 pounds of chicken, I used thighs but you can use breast meat. I garnished it with cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and some crushed tortilla chips. It has enough substance that it makes a hearty meal. Try to use sweet corn if you can, but regular yellow will suffice. I used sweet corn from our garden that we cut off the cob and froze. You can adjust the taco seasoning to taste. I have a four year old, so I have to make ours mild.

Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Soup Recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner
 
Hearty spicy and slightly sweet cheesy southwestern chicken soup.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds diced chicken
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces sweet corn
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning.
Instructions
  1. Cook chicken using your preferred method.
  2. Add chicken broth, cooked chicken, sweet corn, tomatoes, onion, velveeta cheese, and taco seasoning, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently so the Velveeta doesn't scorch before it melts completely.
  4. Garnish with sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips, and shredded cheddar cheese.

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