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Mezclajeté Especial ® Chicken & Corn Soup

The fresh corn adds a lightness to this hearty soup.
 1½ cups Fresh Corn (cut off the cob, about 2 medium ears) or Frozen Corn
 1 cup Onion, diced
 ½ cup Shredded Carrots
 2 cups Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled, diced and rinsed
 3 cups Chicken Stock or Broth
 2 cooked Chicken Breast, shredded
 4 slices of Bacon, diced
 4 tbs. Butter
 3 tbs. Mezclajete® Especial Salsa Picante
 Cotija Cheese
 Crispy Bacon
 Green Onion, diced
 Mezclajete® Especial Salsa Picante

Cooked diced bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and set aside. Reserve about ¼ of the bacon for garnish.

In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Once butter has melted, add diced onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add corn and shredded carrots and sauté for additional 1-2 minutes. Then, add chicken stock, shredded chicken and Yukon Gold diced potatoes and bring to a boil. Once soup comes to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add bacon and remove pot from heat. Then, mix in the Mezclajete® Especial Salsa Picante into soup. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cotija cheese, bacon bits, green onion, cilantro and extra Mezclajete® Especial if desired. Makes 4 servings.