Thursday 9 October 2014

Busy night? Serve up #DinnerIn15 @MapleLeafPrime Chicken Tex Mex Soup!

I need a fast meal to feed my two teens, Hubby and myself, and I need it now! 
Tick Tock goes the voice in my head ... Tick Tock ... Change that Tick Tock to Tex Mex, cause soup's on!
What is easier or more satisfying than a hearty almost made from scratch soup and toast fingers to dip!

Tex Mex Chicken Soup #DinnerIn15

Serves 4 


  • A package of chicken noodle soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of Maple Leaf Prime Oven Roasted Chicken Strips  (chopped into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups of drained mixed beans
  • 1 1/2 cups - 2 cups of prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup of frozen corn (optional)
  • dollop of sour cream to top soup with
  • 4 toasted slices of Villaggio Bread  cut into fingers, or tortilla chips to dip into your soup


  1. Bring 1 litre of water to a boil. 
  2. Whisk in soup mixture.
  3. Once soup mixture is fully incorporated, add the rice, salsa, beans, frozen corn, and Maple Leaf Prime chicken. 
  4. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the ingredients are heated through.
  5. Divide the soup into 4 bowls.
  6. Add a dollop of sour cream in top of each bowl of soup.
  7. Service with toast fingers and tortilla chips to dip.

For an Italian style variation to this recipe substitute salsa with drained diced tomatoes, and top with Parmesan cheese. 

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Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about Dinner In 15.

Note: I was compensated to review Maple Leaf Prime Chicken Strips. The recipe I chose, and my opinions are my own based on personal experience with this product and brand. 


  1. Looks delicious, Cathy! I would have never thought to put salsa in chicken soup. My hubby would love it!

  2. Mmm this looks so good Cathy! I love the easiness of it and how filling it is!

  3. Yummy!!! And so easy. I'm going to try to make this. I bet the kids would love it!

  4. Very creative dish Cathy! As a working outside the home parent I love meals that I can put together quick and still taste great!

  5. I hate thinking of dinner ideas!! This is a great one!! I'll have to try it on the kids next week!

  6. Looks SOOOOO yummy and I love that it is ready to go so quickly - something we are in need of every night of the week! The boys cry if food isn't on the table fast enough for them! LOL!

  7. If you had asked me I would have said that a soup like this fell under "restaurant food", definitely NOT dinner in 15 material. I'm impressed.

  8. This would be a great meal for my family. My kids love beans, chicken noodle soup, corn, all of it! I like that you can add pretty much anything to the soup. You know how I love to substitute. I'll be adding this one to my list of dinner meals. Thanks for sharing.

    Besos, Sarah

  9. Awesome! We are always looking for quick fixes and will have to add this one to the mix. Thanks Cathy!

  10. Such a creative idea Cathy, I think my kids would love the Italian version of the recipe. Thanks for your knowledge of cooking in a flash.

  11. This is making me very hungry!! looks great

  12. Looks delish! I'm going to have to try this! I love Mexican food!

  13. I would love this without the chicken (vegetarian here lol) ty for the post

  14. Great ingredients with a new twist, we will be sure give it a try. We used villagio bread for our stuffing at thanksgiving and it was delicious!

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  16. This sounds delicious! My kids come home from school starving - thanks for this recipe for a hearty meal that i can get on the table quickly!

  17. Thanks for the great tip Cathy! Some nights the thought of making dinner is just overwhelming, but a yummy meal like this in just 15 minutes is a great motivator to put down the take-out menu and get cooking --better yet, teach the kids to make it!!

  18. Looks good, but how high is the sodium in a dish like that? We're not cutting out sodium in the house, but we are trying to limit it.

    1. Jim you can easily make this with a low sodium or reduced sodium store bought broth and soup noodles instead of a mix. I often make my own broth and freeze it for quick meals. Also be sure to rinse the beans very well to reduce the sodium. Best part about this recipe is that you can adapt it to your taste and dietary restrictions. Thanks so much for commenting I really appreciate you taking the time to read my recipe!

  19. Cathy, this look delicious. I'll have to try this one. Thanks for the great recipe.

  20. Great recipe! Love it! Thanks!

  21. Love quick easy meals & this fits the bill

  22. Looks super easy to make and hearty for the winter weather. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. I love your Tex Mex chicken soup because we normally have these items on hand or close to it, so it would be a quick and easy meal. Thank you!! :)