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Happiness is discovering a new exciting recipe! That’s what happened here. This is one of the main reasons I love working with brands on new recipes. I never would have thought of this otherwise! I signed on for the Knorr #SaboreaTuVerano campaign to celebrate their Latin-inspired bouillon mixes at Walmart.
The funny thing is that I went and bought these only to find out that Patrick (he does most of the cooking) already had them in our pantry!
I wanted to come up with something super savory and easy for summer, and I’m so happy with the results! These sopes are juicy because of the Caldo de tomate, the chicken is tender and flavorful, and the toppings will give them even more punch!
Here’s what you need!
Cooked chicken (you can boil it, or shred a rotisserie chicken from the store)
Salt, pepper, garlic salt
Sopes (Mexican food refrigerated area)
Shredded Mexican cheese
Diced tomatoes, avocados, black olives, chopped lettuce, lime or lemon
Combine 2 cups of water (or chicken broth), 2 tablespoons of the Knorr Caldo de Tomate Bouillon. The add a dash of pepper, salt and garlic powder to taste. Stir vigorously until well blended. Add in the shredded chicken.
Now saute it all together in a pan for a few minutes. Then cover and set aside.
Now it’s time to prepare the sopes! These are corn masa patties that are recessed in the middle.
We want to cook them and make them crunchy. Follow the package directions, but as an overview, you’ll heat up some cooking oil in a pan and then one-by-one add a sope to cook for three-to-five minutes. Set them on a paper towel to blot excess oil, then sprinkle some shredded Mexican cheese on the bottom, cover so it melts.
Line the sope with the chicken, avocado and tomato chunks. This is the BEST part- pour a bit of the Caldo de tomate soup mix (that is leftover from sauteeing the chicken) on top of everything.
This is what really brings it to life. The sope retains its crunchiness, yet soaks up the juice and gives every bit a burst of the Caldo de tomato flavor!
Serve with a side of lemon or lime and top with crema! DELISH!!! It’s very decadent and filling, and really – one will fill you up just right!
What’s nice about these new flavors is that no matter if you are cooking Mexican food, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, etc – they unite us! You can use them in so many dishes and all you have to do is visit your local Walmart to experience them!
Thanks for checking out my recipe! Let me know if you give it a try – and don’t forget to follow #SaboreaTuVerano all over social media to see what other bloggers made!Love & light,