This kicked-up version adds a bit of heat to a classic chicken soup — a perfect choice on a cold evening.
Mexican Chicken Soup
Calories281 Per Serving
Protein33g Per Serving
Fiber8g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$2.25
|Total Fat||5.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||27 g|
|Dietary Fiber||8 g|
4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch
2 teaspoons canola, corn, or olive oil (extra virgin preferred)
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium fresh jalapeño, seeds and ribs discarded, diced (optional)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 medium garlic cloves, mincedOR
1 teaspoon garlic powder
5 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 15.25-ounce can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 15.25-ounce can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained
1 large tomato, diced
1 /2 cup chopped fresh cilantro and sprigs of fresh cilantro (optional)
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and the bell pepper and jalapeño are tender-crisp. Stir in the cumin and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the broth. Increase the heat to high and bring to a rapid simmer. Stir in the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Stir in the beans, corn, tomato, and chopped cilantro. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Garnish with the remaining sprigs of cilantro. Serve immediately.
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