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Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

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This zesty soup is loaded with chicken, corn and black beans in a mildly spicy red broth. As a busy mom of three young children, I'm always looking for dinner recipes that can be prepared in the morning. The kids love the taco-like taste of this easy soup. —Marlene Kane, Lainesburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 can (32 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 345 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1315mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink. Add water and taco seasoning; simmer, uncovered, until chicken is well coated.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the V8 juice, salsa, beans and corn. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Serve with cheese, sour cream and cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Chicken Soup in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p19


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hkpepin
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"I will absolutely make this again, but since I like my soup in the thick side, I will skip the water. Rather than V8, I used cream of chicken soup since my family isn't much on V8 and tomato products. But I did keep in the salsa. Instead of just eating it like soup, we dipped some tortilla chips in as well. Even my 2 year old enjoyed that! And can't beat the convenience of using the slow cooker."

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DSKHutch
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Great taste, easy to make. My whole family voted it a keeper. It's been on our regular menu for several months now."

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skippy3716
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"Very easy to make and flavorful. I used the Perdue Shortcuts Southwest seasoned chicken. I buy them only when they are on sale and I have coupons, so I'm usually stocked up in the freezer. Definitely a keeper. Next time I will make it in a soup pot instead of a slow cooker and maybe add a little green chilles."

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ConnieK
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Very tasty and simple to make. Great with tortilla chip scoops!"

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justmbeth
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Surprisingly flavorful given the few ingredients. Definite keeper! I left out the corn but served with corn bread on the side."

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mariak024
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This was awesome. Easy and super tasty. Loved it."

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Grandmaj2u
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"GOOD CHOICE.Alton Brown is a fantastic Chef on food network. I follow him often !"

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Grandmaj2u
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"See my reply below. But in short, no tomatoe sauce is NOT a good sub for V8 see choices below"

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Grandmaj2u
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"To answer you question about Mexican chicken soup, .....No I actually would NOT sub tomato sauce for V8. It is an entirely differt taste. BUT you do have a few good options. 1) you could try low sodium V8 to cut out a few hundred mg. of sodium. OR 2) you could use Rotel diced tomatoes, found in the Mexican isle. If you have not used Rotel tomatoes before there are a few things to know about the variations in types of Rotel tomatoes. The "ORIGINAL " variety is quite spicy hot. The variety that says with lime juice, cilantro, and zesty jalapenos sounds hot but is actually not too spicy at all. It has a mild kick but not hot.and very little taste of cilantro. I am not a fan of hot spicy food and i dislike cilantro, but this variety is good.  The "mild" is VERY BLAND...too bland.. So I would chose one of the Rotel varieties,then add 1 to 2 T. of low sodium worcestershire sauce. The taste will be somewhat similar. Hope those choices help."

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Grandmaj2u
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"This may be tasty, but is OFF THE CHART IN Sodium. The big deal w/ that is, it is actually dangerous for ANYONE with heart problems OR EVEN INCREASED RISK for heart problems. But the good news is you can cut the sodium level in half by using low sodium V8 instead of regular V8.. Then try 1 to1·1/2 T cumin,1T. oregano, & 1T. garlic powder & a pinch of chili powder in place of the taco seasoning. OR check out some taco recipes on line. Most people actually prefer the home made taco seasoning over the envelopes. One word of caution do no sub NO sodium V8 ....it is nasty . The low sodium V8 is actually quite good. Adding in veggies of choice, like green peppers also adds flavor and cuts the sodium per serving down a little more."

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