Monday, January 17, 2011

BBQ Chicken Soup

Sometimes, great things come out of those "whoops" moments.  Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Cones, and Potato Chips were all "whoops" moments.  Now, I am not claiming my "whoops" as life changing as those, but it did work well for us!  I mis-read the amounts for parts of this soup, but thankfully, I was able to fix it...except that it basically doubled everything except the chicken and corn.  But guess what...we LOVED it!  And by "we" I mean, the hubby AND the kiddos.  It was a perfect broth to chunk ratio for us and the next day, we ladled the leftovers over a bowl of hot rice (not pictured above) and that was fabulous too!!  I also served this with some Monterey Ranch Bread, recipe coming later this week.  This was a great and welcome change to soup time, not to mention it is insanely fast and easy, easy, easy.

BBQ Chicken Soup
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 TBSP fresh minced garlic
  • 1can (11 ounces) corn with peppers, drained.  Also called MexiCorn.
  • 2  cans (12 ounces each) White Chunk Chicken, drained.  Don't let this scare you!  I used Trader Joe's, but Swanson and Costco have a version that is great too.  You of course can always use diced or shredded chicken breast as well
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ Sauce.  I used Bullseye Original.
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt, i.e., Johnnie's or Lawry's
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Optional:  steamed White Rice to ladle soup over
Heat oil into a medium pot over medium heat. When hot, saute onions for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic, corn and chicken breast; mix to combine. Pour in chicken broth, BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, and seasoned salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, add cilantro leaves and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until ready to serve.  ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from:  Picky Palate

This recipe was linked up at:
Nikki's Nifty Knacks
Frou Frou Decor
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home
Mommy's Kitchen
Delightful Country Cookin'
Eat at Home
The Country Cook


  1. It does sound easy. I have never had BBQ chicken soup so this sounds sooooo good. You are so clever!!

  2. Great idea with BBQ in it, great for a cold night. Very inventive.

  3. i saw this on another blog just to get my husband to be over his "sick of soup" phase!

  4. This soup sounds like it has some wonderful flavor. Wish I had a bowl of it tonight.

  5. OOO this sounds good! I just bookmarked it!

  6. This is perfect comfort food for our Beat the Winter Blues link party. Come link up!

  7. You know I love ALL of your recipes! You rock my friend!! Thank you for sharing this at the linky party!!