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Sausage Chicken Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

I've been making this satisfying soup for years, but my husband still is thrilled whenever I put it on the table. It's loaded with slices of smoked sausage, chunks of chicken, fresh peppers and hearty potatoes. Spice it up or tone it down with your family's favorite picante sauce. -Helen MacDonald, Lazo, British Columbia

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, diced
  • Sliced habanero peppers, optional

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a greased microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3-6 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, turning every 2 minutes. Cut into cubes; set aside.
  2. Place potatoes and broth in a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 3-1/2 minutes. Add the onions, peppers and garlic; cook 3-1/2 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Stir in the picante sauce.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually add to potato mixture. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and sausage; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with habaneros if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 270 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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