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Mexicanish Chicken & Rice Soup

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“This recipe started with me wondering what to do with half a jar of salsa, and evolved over the years. It's very low-fat, and very tasty. Use at least a 3 qt slow cooker. If you use a larger one, you can add one can of Jane's chili Beans. Yum. Makes a thick soup, almost a stew consistency. It is slightly spicy. If you want it spicier, use hotter salsa, more cayenne, and/or more jalapeno sauce. I've also made this with 2 turkey thighs instead of 4 chicken thighs.”
6hrs 20mins

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  1. Coat bottom of very hot pan with vegetable cooking spray, add chicken, onion and garlic. Stirfry rapidly till chicken is lightly browned & sealed on all sides.
  2. Put cooked chicken, onion, and garlic in crockpot with all other ingredients (except sour cream and green onions). Add enough water to come within 1" of top. Cook on low all day. Whoever gets home from work first, stir it and check the water level. If you need to add more water, be sure and turn the pot to "High". AND KEEP THE LID ON FIRMLY!
  3. Top with 2 tablespoons of fat-free sour cream (per serving) and some chopped green onion on the soup -- looks pretty. Stir it in -- tastes heavenly!

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