Easy Sausage Chicken Soup Recipe

By Taste of Home

Chunks of tasty chicken and sausage, sweet peppers and potatoes, it’s a meal your family will enjoy on those chilly winter nights. 


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 


Place chicken in a greased microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3-6 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, turning every 2 minutes. Cut into cubes; set aside. 
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. 
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. Yield: 6 servings. 

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave. 

Nutritional Facts1 serving (1 cup) equals 270 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 869 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein. 

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