Summer “Chicken”-Vegetable Soup

This was okay. I used 1 bag of Morningstar Farms Chik’n Strips in place of the chicken (I browned them in a pan and shredded them a little in a food processor). It was a little bland, so I had to add some Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Seasonings to it. Son did like it, daughter ate it, and we thought it was okay. No one had seconds.

rating: 7

Summer “Chicken”-Vegetable Soup
(Food Network Magazine, July/Aug. 2017)

 

serves 4
time needed: 30 min.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
2 small yellow squash, chopped
1 bunch scallions, chopped (white and green parts separated)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 15-ounce can white chili beans
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (skin removed; about 12 ounces)- I used 1 bag of Morningstar Farms Chik’n Strips
3 ears of corn, kernels cut off
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream, for topping

Directions:

Melt the butter in a medium Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the yellow squash and scallion whites and cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper to the vegetables and stir. Add 2 cups water and the chili beans; bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken and corn and simmer until the corn is tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the basil and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Top each serving with shredded cheese, sour cream and the scallion greens.

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