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Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe
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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 cups with 1 tablespoon each cheese and sour cream and 1 teaspoon cilantro equals 345 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,315 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups with 1 tablespoon each cheese and sour cream and 1 teaspoon cilantro equals 345 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,315 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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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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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

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

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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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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

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

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

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

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