It's come down to this.......incredible soup. Cie la vie.
This soup is spicy, thick, ultra nutritious, low in calories, a taste treat and a texture sensation! It takes very little time to prepare from scratch and makes a wonderful meal during a cold spell. It is full of protein, iron, and antioxidants. The beans and corn give this soup a crunch. The spices give it southwestern flavor, and the amount of hot spice ingredients give it a little bit of zing....but not too much! It is near perfect.
SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN GARBANZO SOUP!
A whole boneless skinless chicken breast
1 1lb 12 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 15.5 oz can Goya Garbanzo Beans
1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach
1 1lb bag frozen white sweet corn
1 1/2 cups water
1 table spoon hot sauce
About 15 shakes garlic powder
About 20 shakes onion powder
About 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
About 1 table spoon chicken bullion
About 7 shakes ground white pepper
4 packets Goya Vegetable and Salad Seasoning.
In a large pot bring the 1 1/2 cups water to a boil.
Add the Sea Salt and the chicken bullion.
While this is coming to a boil, cut the chicken into tiny cubes, perhaps around a quarter inch square. Remember, slightly frozen chicken is easier to cut into cubes. As soon as you are finished, toss them into the boiling pot. Stir. Let this cook for a few minutes.
Add the can of crushed tomatoes. Keep stirring as you add the shakes of white pepper, garlic and onion powders and hot sauce.
Allow this to boil for a few minutes. Then add the block of frozen chopped spinach. Allow this to come back to a full boil and stir occasionally to break up the block of frozen spinach. Once the spinach is thoroughly mixed into the tomato/chicken mixture and come back up to a full boil, add the bag of frozen corn. Stir occasionally while mixture returns to a full boil.
Stir in the contents of the 4 packets of Goya Vegetable and Salad Seasoning.
Add the entire contents of the can of Garbanzo Beans. Fill the can about 1/3 of the way with water. Swirl it around and loosen all of the beans from the bottom of the can as well as all of the bean goo that settled in the bottom of the can while it was shelved. Pour this into the soup.
Bring soup back to a full boil. Reduce cooking heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
Serve piping hot with salt and pepper to taste, add a few shakes of grated cheese!
Sometimes life gets so boring and full of winter's cold weather dolldrums that all you want to do is sit around, watch TV and drink. But if you are just the slightlest bit creative you can play around in the kitchen and invent recipe or two. Anyone can cook if they make even the slightest attempt. You pay rent or a mortgage on a dwelling that has a kitchen. Use it once in a while for more than microwaving coffee. And you can impress the right guy when you find him. Truly, the fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. And as it was once said....."But of course it is, all those nasty rib bones and cartiledge don't get in the way when you go through the stomach!"