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Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup Recipe
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Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup Recipe

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Sweet corn and cool sour cream help tame the smoky hot flavors of chipotle pepper in this well-balanced soup that's perfect for chilly nights. —Sonali Ruder, New York, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups with 1 tablespoon sour cream equals 287 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 790 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken; heat through. Garnish with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 8 servings (3-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p35

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups with 1 tablespoon sour cream equals 287 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 790 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Reviews for Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup

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Reviewed May. 29, 2014

This was a tasty soup. I would add a little bit more of the adobo sauce; however, my husband did not think that this was necessary. It is also quite filling. Very good every day recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

My husband and I absolutely love this recipe. It is spicy, but that's just the way we like it. I didn't add quite as much corn, but other than that I made it just as it said. It has become a regular staple on winter nights in our home!

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

The family all loved this!

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

Great meal on a cold Sunday. I went by the recipe and made cornbread to accompany this soup. My husband and I enjoyed the spice. If I had company, I would probably only use one chipotle pepper and not two or just add the adobe sauce. Very good flavor and easy to put together. I think this would be great with tortilla chips and cheese. Taste of Home has helped me preparing great meals.

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

We usually like things spicy, but this soup was waaaay too spicy for us. I doctored it up by adding an extra can of broth, beans, & tomatoes. Doing so made it more edible, but still quite spicy even with the doctoring up. Sorry, I really wanted to like this.

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