Goals Are Good: Mexican Chicken Minestrone

Angie Walker



★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


  • 12 oz
    (i used one package of boneless skinless chicken strips), boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • ·
    a pinch of cumin
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (i used minced garlic in the jar)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 c
    chicken broth (i used soup base)
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz) black beans
  • 1 can(s)
  • 1 can(s)
    green beans
  • 1 c
    frozen corn
  • 1 c
    dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce, or diced mexican flavored tomatoes
  • ·
    chopped fresh cilantro for garish (optional)

How to Make Goals Are Good: Mexican Chicken Minestrone


  1. In a bowl, toss chicken with chili powder and cumin. In a dutch oven, cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 15 seconds and add chicken pieces. Cook, stirring , 3 minutes (I cooked mine a little longer).
    Add broth, beans and corn. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
    Stir in tomato sauce, or diced tomatoes; heat through. Top each serving with fresh cilantro (optional).

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