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chicken mango salsa soup

by Shawni
2013-03-13 utah spring break 71235My mom made this for us when we were up in Utah for Spring Break.  I didn’t think anything could beat the chicken corn chowder I posted back here, but this surprised me and came in as a tie in my book!

This recipe can serve 16-20 people so it’s huge. Half it if you have a smaller crowd.  It also calls for stuff from Costco.  If you don’t live by a Costco I bet Trader Joes or Sprouts may have something similar. 

Here you go:

1 jar Mango Peach Salsa (from Costco)

1/2 jar Jack’s Special Salsa (also from Costco, but I used regular salsa when I made it and it worked just fine)

1/4 c. olive oil

Simmer for 10 minutes, then add:

1 1/4 tsp. cumin

2 1/2 qts (80 oz) chicken stock or broth

5-6 chicken breasts chopped up (my mom just chopped up rotisserie chicken)

Add one large package of frozen corn close to when you want to serve soup so it doesn’t overcook (equivalent of about 3 cans of corn drained)

Bring all ingredients to a low boil, stirring as it heats up.  Simmer for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with any variety of these: 

shredded cheese, small tortilla strips, sour cream, avocado chunks, chopped cilantro, black beans (my mom put the black beans in the actual soup…it was delish).

Enjoy before it gets too hot in your neck of the woods!  It’s supposed to be back up to the nineties this weekend here in the desert.  I am turning my thumbs down on that little piece of news…too early for that much heat!

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Sara and Justin April 11, 2013 - 2:47 pm

That looks so good. I love soups like this. Thanks for sharing.

dresselfamily.blogspot.com April 11, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Oh That's does sound deelish!!!!!!!!!! I am gonna try it!!
we are barely above freezing here, so, soups are still on our menu.. however, it was -27 3 weeks ago, and I was outside on the deck grilling… welcome to Canada! LOL

Jennifer Diane April 11, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Oh my–Looks so yummy…definitely going to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

Paula April 11, 2013 - 3:56 pm


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Sarah or someone like her April 11, 2013 - 4:37 pm

That looks so yummy! I might try it with some homemade salsas. Mmmmmm.

And I'm quite quite jealous of that 90 degrees, since we're sitting at around 32 here!

Monique April 11, 2013 - 4:50 pm

I was recently introduced to Costco's mango peach salsa and am not sure how I have made it thus far in my life without it! It is one of the best salsas I have ever had!!! I alway buy two jars of it in fear I may run out during the week. It's great on grilled fish or chicken too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Sushi-Mama April 11, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Needed an idea for dinner tonight– thank you! I also want to let you know that I really love reading your blog and feel grateful that you take the time to share with the rest of us. I always leave your site uplifted, inspired, and full of great tips and ideas to try and make my family life a little better. Love that you don't pretend to be perfect. Love that you sacrifice so much for your hubby and kids. Love that you are living your testimony! I hope you see many blessings for your service to so many…..

Grandma Honey April 11, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Our local Costcos don't carry the Mango Peach Salsa or the Joe's Special Salsa…..can you tell us how many ounces are in those jars so I can figure out an equal substitute? I want so much to make this for my family!

Julie J April 11, 2013 - 8:44 pm

This looks so yummy! I love Mango Peach Salsa!


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