With Thanksgiving coming up soon, lots of first time cooks and veteran chefs alike are looking for that perfect new addition to the meal.  Sure, the traditional dishes will be there - but everyone who cooks wants to bring the wow factor to the family get together.  Thankfully, Taco Bell has you covered.

For the past 7 years, food scientists at Taco Bell have produced some truly unique recipes using their menu items as ingredients.  They call it "Friendsgiving," possibly because you might want to try them out on your friends before letting your nana give it a shot at the big show.

This year, the Bell has rolled out their Rolled Chicken Tacos Bisque They claim that the creamy soup can be used as an entree or an appetizer, and it looks pretty good.  Before you call Gordon Ramsey on me, check out the recipe from Taco Bell's website below:

Rolled Chicken Tacos Bisque
Serves 2 (entree) or serves 4 (appetizer or side)

Ingredients:

  • 6 Rolled Chicken Tacos (Cut 4 into quarters and save 2 to garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 quart of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ bunch of cleaned cilantro (optional for cooking and garnish)
  • 1 lime (optional garnish)
  • Mexican crema (optional garnish)

Kitchen Tools:

  • Medium-sized stockpot (5-7 quart)
  • High-speed blender or immersion blender

DIRECTIONS:
Before you start cooking, you’ll need to pick up some Rolled Chicken Tacos, so head to Taco Bell and grab a Rolled Chicken Taco Party Pack featuring six Rolled Chicken Tacos and six Crunchy Tacos.

Now it’s time to make the bisque:

  • Place a medium-sized stockpot (cast iron is recommended) on medium-high heat and allow the pan to warm. After the pan is warmed, add oil and continue to heat through.
  • Carefully add diced onions and chopped garlic to the oil and saute for about 5 minutes – until softened but not burning.
  • Now add the diced tomatoes (do not drain, pour in the juice and all), the chili powder, Mexican oregano and a pinch of salt. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes until tomatoes are warmed through and the mix is very aromatic.
  • Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Add the chopped Rolled Chicken Tacos, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Optional step: Add about 1 cup of the cilantro into the soup mix and simmer an additional 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and allow soup mix to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Pour mixture into the blender bowl. Add heavy cream. Blend on low to incorporate all ingredients, then on high to make very smooth and creamy. Taste for salt and add as needed.
  • Portion into 2 bowls (as a meal) or 4 bowls (as a starter). Garnish with cheese, crema, lime wedge and cilantro.
  • Use remaining Rolled Chicken Tacos to dip if you please.