Mexicali Chicken Soup

A robust combination of hearty flavors that bring warmth anytime of the year. Featuring Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, Mexicali Chicken Soup combines the rich flavors of chicken, bacon, onions, garlic, black beans, roasted red peppers, picante sauce, tomatoes, green chilies, cumin, and chili powder.


What You'll Need

Amount Ingredients
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil (#1)
1 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base (#1)
1-1/2 lbs Chicken Beasts, Boneless, Skinless, Medium Diced
3/4 cup Bacon, Fine Diced
2 Tbsps Vegetable Oil (#2)
2 cups Onions, Small Diced
2 tsps Garlic, Fresh Minced
3 qts Water (#1)
1/3 cup Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base (#2)
1-3/4 cups Black beans, Canned, in Sauce
1 cup Roasted Red Peppers, Canned, Drained, Small Diced
1 cup Picante sauce, Mild, Prepared
3 cups Tomatoes, Canned, Diced in Juice
1/2 cup Green Chilies, Canned, Diced
1/2 Tbsp. Cumin, Ground
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 cup Water (#2)
1/4 cup Cornstarch
6 each (6 Corn Tortillas, Julienne Cut
PREPARATION

  1. In a large bowl, combine Custom Culinary Gold Label® Chicken Base (#1) and oil (#1). Mix until well blended. Add chicken and toss until evenly coated. Set Aside.
  2. In a 6 quart sauce pot, over medium high heat, sauté bacon until crisp.
  3. Add oil (#2) add seasoned chicken meat, onions and garlic. Sauté until evenly browned.
  4. Add water (#1), Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base (#2), black beans, peppers, picante sauce, tomatoes, green chilies, cumin and chili powder.
  5. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. In a small bowl, blend water (#2) and cornstarch until smooth using a wire whisk.
  7. Gradually pour slurry mixture into the hot soup, stirring constantly. Heat to boiling for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add tortilla strips, cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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