Yes, we can (of soup)

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April 20, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

Andy Warhol knew what he was doing when he immortalized the Campbell’s Soup can.

That stuff is worthy of a screen print.

Campbell’s Soup is a cheap way to jazz up a recipe. I’ve used the soup or seen it used in alfredo sauce, meatloaf, burgers and enchiladas. I’ve also been opting for the Healthy Request soup option, which, you know, is supposed to be healthy (I’m a sucker for good marketing).

Today I used two cans of Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup to make Cheesy Chicken Nachos, a recipe I found at All Recipes that I tweaked a bit.

Yes, that is my Barbie plate from my 8-year-old life.

The Numbers:

Cheesy Chicken Nachos (all ingredients purchased at Kroger)

  • Two pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts ($4.10)
  • One can of Kroger-brand medium picante sauce ($1.59)
  • Two cans of Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup ($3.38 for both)
  • A capful of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy*
  • A capful of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle*

Total cost: $9.07

Cost per serving (about six): $1.51

The Action:

  1. Place the chicken in a slow cooker.
  2. Mix the soup, picante sauce and Mrs. Dash seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cook on LOW for about eight hours.
  5. Remove the chicken to a bowl and shred using two forks.

The Extras:

You can eat this dish nacho-style with chips, burrito-style with tortillas or any other way you can think of.

*I already had the Mrs. Dash flavors, so I did not include the price in the total. Feel free to substitute the Mrs. Dash for whatever you have in your cabinet. Suggestions: red pepper, black pepper, cumin.

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3 thoughts on “Yes, we can (of soup)

  1. Janelle says:

    love the blog and everything,
    but can i tell you how much i LOVE the font on this post?
    what is it?!
    i’m all the way team garamond,
    for life,
    but this font may make me change that…

  2. Autumn says:

    You’re so creative!!!!

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