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Works for Me Wednesday: Dinner in Minutes

This time of year things get a little crazy. And when things get crazy the first thing I tend to forget about is dinner. And this is also the time of year that I don't want to throw the money or calories away on eating out. So I try to have some quick meals that require little or NO work available for those days when I just don't remember dinner early enough to thaw out chicken!

image from avacado central

One of my favorite (like I could eat it everyday and if I was stranded on an island and could only choose one meal it would be this one because it is that good) is Tortilla soup. Now I have a fancy recipe that calls for me to thaw out chicken, but I also have a recipe that comes COMPLETELY from cans. And it is GOOD!

What you need:

1 can chicken broth (14 oz)
2 cans cooked chicken breast (12.5 oz) (I buy a 6 pack of canned chicken every time I set foot in Costco. It is perfect for soup and for chicken salad!)
1 can kidney beans (15 oz)
1 can corn (15.25 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
1 can diced green chiles (4oz)
1 can Enchilada Sauce - I prefer red (10 oz)

Open all of the cans, drain the chicken, corn and beans. Then pour everything else into a pot, stir and let simmer on low until warm.

Serve alone, or with tortilla chips, cheese, avacado, and sour cream on top.

It makes enough for my family of 5 to have our fill for dinner and for me and hubby to each have a bowl for lunch the next day.

The best part is my kids can make this all by themselves!! And that works for me!
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