Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup

Frontera Tomatillo Salsa

Frontera Tomatillo SalsaLooking for a bulletproof soup that’s quick and easy to make?

One that has depth of flavor but doesn’t take all day to create?

This Easy Chicken Salsa and Corn Soup can be put together and on the table in 45 minutes.

It’s the perfect go-to on a busy weeknight when you want something hearty and delicious. Even better – leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.

If you have boneless chicken breasts, thighs or tenders, then you’re on your way. Is there a jar of salsa in the cupboard? A carton of chicken broth or stock? A can of corn?

I bet you have onions and garlic – you better!

Excellent! Pull out your soup pot and start chopping.

I like the flavor of a salsa verde (green salsa) for this soup and recommend either Frontera Tomatillo Salsa or Arriba! Fire Roasted Mexican Green Salsa. But you could easily substitute your favorite tomato-based salsa and have excellent results.


Chicken Salsa Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound boneless chicken, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed in cold water
  • 2 cups green salsa
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium in a Dutch oven or soup pot
  2. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook 2 minutes
  4. Drop in chicken and sprinkle with chili powder
  5. Pour in the broth, corn and salsa and mix well
  6. Bring to boil; reduce and simmer for 25 minutes until chicken is done
This soup is great garnished with cheese, cilantro, sour cream and/or jalapeno peppers


Looking for the perfect pot to cook up your next batch of soup? I recommend the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It comes in 11 different colors and is an excellent value for the price.

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