Tuesday, January 24, 2006

There Must Be 1001 Ways To Use Costco Chicken

Salsified Chicken Vegetable Soup

This past weekend, I bought a Costco Rotisserie Chicken just because for $4.99, it's a fanatastic snack to nibble away at. Yes, a whole tasty chicken for $4.99. I still had about half of it left in the refrigerator today. I wanted some warm soup for dinner so what better than to make a quick chicken vegetable soup. I always have a can of chicken broth, onions, celery, carrots and bell peppers handy. In addition, I also had some store bought salsa.

Now I know you're thinking all I'm gonna do is mix all this, boil it, add some seasoning and she's good to go. Yep, you're right. That simple. I used a half of a medium onion, about 1/4 of a bell pepper, 2 cups of salsa, 1/2 cup sliced carrots, a stalk of celery, a couple of cayenne peppers, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder. After shreddng the chicken from the bones, I added it to the vegetables.

Took me 15 minutes to put it together, and another 5-10 minutes to bring to a medium boil. By the time I changed from my work clothes to my at home lounge wear, it was ready. Warm and tasty.


Anonymous said...

That looks good! I never know what to do with my leftover Costco chicken!

The Survival Gourmet said...

I usually buy the bag of frozen thighs or the bag of frozen breasts but you are right. Soup is easy and comforting. Hmmm...maybe I'll go make a batch...