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Chicken Taco Soup, Quick Weeknight Meal

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Making dinner can be such a pain some nights, right? I know on a weekday when everyone is gone at school, work, sports games and practices, it can be hard to plan a good meal. Sitting down to dinner is important to us, but as the kids get older, sometimes that is not possible. On those nights, I love that this can be ready and warmed up as they get home and get a chance to eat. This is a family favorite in our house and one of the easiest meals to make.

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Recipe:

1 pound cooked, shredded chicken (could also used canned)

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 packet taco seasoning mix

1 can chili beans

1 can beans (I have used many different kinds and they all taste great!)

2 cans of water

Drain and rinse your can of beans, but NOT your chili beans.

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Add all to a pot and mix together, making sure your cream soups aren’t lumpy. Bring to a low boil over medium high heat. You are ready to serve.

We enjoy it with some shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream, but you could use any toppings here. It is great scooped up with some tortilla chips, that is my kids’ favorite way to eat it.

This seems to be one meal that everyone will eat and enjoy, which in a family can be hard to find something everyone agrees on!

This also freezes well, so double everything and freeze half for later.

 

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Chicken Taco Soup

Course Chili, Lunch, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican, TexMex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning mix
  • 1 can Chili Beans
  • 1 can beans any favorite
  • 2 cans water

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse your can of beans, but NOT your chili beans.

    Add all to a pot and mix together, making sure your cream soups aren't lumpy. Bring to a low boil over medium high heat. You are ready to serve.

    We enjoy it with some shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream, but you could use any toppings here. It is great scooped up with some tortilla chips, that is my kids' favorite way to eat it.

    This seems to be one meal that everyone will eat and enjoy, which in a family can be hard to find something everyone agrees on!

    This also freezes well, so double everything and freeze half for later.

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CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe

I admit I had never had a lettuce wrap till a few years ago.  My friends kept telling me how awesome they were, but I love egg roll wrappers or taco shells… so I saw no need to wrap something in just lettuce. I really thought it was just part of the healthy recipe movement and you would be sacrificing flavor.

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe

I am here to tell you I was wrong, yes so very very wrong. This Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe is a packed full of flavor. The sweet butter lettuce is crisp and refreshing and the perfect way to serve  Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

What you need to make this recipe:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 8oz can water chestnuts (drain and chop)
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha  sauce

Directions

Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add  ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to  break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even.   The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).

Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.

Preperation

Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel.  To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a “taco shell” to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha.  This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe  – the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don’t hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author A Thrifty Mom

Ingredients

  • CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe
  • What you need to make this recipe:
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts drain and chop
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha sauce

Instructions

  1. Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even. The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).
  2. Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.
  3. Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel. To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a "taco shell" to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha. This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.
  4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe - the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don't hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

 

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 You will need

  • 2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter room temp
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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons  green onions minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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