Easy Dinner: Sorta Chicken Stew

So remember yesterday’s Verde Chicken and Veggies? I bet you have leftovers. This, m’dears, is how to use those leftovers in a sort-of stew (I say sort of because it’s not quite thick enough to be a stew, but I refuse to use a certain Food Network star’s word for something that is almost a stew and almost a soup) that is, quite modestly, one of the more delicious things I’ve put in my mouth. And I’ve put a lot of stuff in my mouth.

I’ll um, pause to let you giggle like a third grader about that and then we shall move along.

This, again, uses your crock pot. If you have 2-3 chicken breasts left over, then you’re set. If you only have one (like we did the last time I made this), you’re probably gonna wanna grab a couple more for this.

Now, I’ll give you an ingredients list, but the how-to is more loose, since it’s based on how much Verde Chicken and Veggies you have left over. But the rough list:

2-3 chicken breasts

3/4 cup sliced and cooked potatoes

1/2 cup sliced and cooked squash

1/2 cup cooked sweet corn

1/4 cup cooked spinach

1/2 cup Herdez Salsa Verde

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 of an onion, diced

1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/4 cup celery, diced

1 10 oz can of Rotel tomatoes

1/2 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tbsp cumin

1 tsp salt

Now, if you have plenty of leftovers, obviously the only new things you’re going to need are the tomatoes, the extra spices, the extra onion, bell peppers and celery. The amounts on the list for the veggies and chicken are rough estimates based on what you might have left over – if you need to add more of one veggie or another, you always can add.

Now, to make the soup, add your chicken breasts, leftover veggies, and everything else on the list into the crock pot. Save back your can from the tomatoes, and add approximately 3 cans of water. Cook on low for about 4 hours.

Take the chicken out, and give everything else a stir. Dice the cooked chicken, and put back in to the pot, and stir again. Cook for another 30 minutes, then serve with shredded cheddar, queso asadero, or colby jack.

Now, how easy was that?


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