Chicken-Chili Stew

This is a perfect place to use leftover chicken, turkey or beef roast, which will make this a $3.00 meal.  Or, you can skip the meat altogether if you want.  You can even throw in a can of black beans to add more protein.

We like this soup with tortilla chips.  It’s a nice change of pace from the usual chili, and it freezes beautifully.

This recipe comes from “Keeping Good Company” by Susan Branch

1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. olive oil
3 c. cooked, diced chicken
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 16-oz. can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 15.5-oz. can chili beans
1 c. salsa
1 1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. cumin

Garnish options:  cheese, sour cream, black olives, avocado

Saute first four ingredients in oil until limp.

Add next 6 ingredients, mixing well.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

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