8-Can Chicken Soup & 7-up Biscuits - January 2021

It's January, a little chilly and all you want is an easy soup and biscuits that taste homemade!  These are both easy and outstanding recipes I've tried recently!  I did make some modificiations, as noted, with what I had on hand.  Happy cooking!

8 - CAN CHICKEN SOUP  (from 12Tomatoes)

  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn kernels, drained (I used 1 cup of frozen)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12.5 oz) can chicken breast, drained/shredded (I used leftover roasted chicken - approx 2 cups)
  • 1 (15 oz) can green enchilada sauce (I used a 30 oz can)
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles (I used triple that amount, we love them)
  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth (I used a full carton - 32 oz, because soup was thick)
  • 1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlaic powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, optional
  • Fresh ground pepper/salt to taste
  • Garnish options: sour cream, totilla chips, avacado
  • 2 TBLS cold water + 2 TBLS cornstarch mixed and put in after soup is hot, to thicken (optional - I added more broth than recipe called for and this made it the perfect consistancy)

1.  Place pinto beans, black beans, corn, tomatoes, chicken, enchilada sauce, green chiles and chicken broth in a large stock pot over medium-high heat.

2.  Stir in taco seasoning, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder, then add salt/pepper, if desired.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary

3.  Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20-30 minutes or until desired thickenss is reached.  

4.  Serve hot, garnished with sour cream, tortilla chips and avacado.

7-UP BISCUIT (I used Sprite soda)

  • 2 cups Bisquick or store brand similar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 7-up or Sprite soda
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Mix Bisquick, sour cream and soda.  Dough will be very soft.  Melt butter into bottom of a 9x9 or 8x8 pan. Pat dough out on a surface floured with additional Bisquick, into about a 3/4" thick square.  With sharp knife cut dough into 9 pieces.  Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown at 425 degrees.  I've also just scooped out the dough with a spoon and dropped it into the pan, less mess.  You can easily double this recipe into a 9x13 pan. (These biscuits stay moist for a couple of days)