Salsa Chicken Soup Recipe
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Salsa Chicken Soup Recipe

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"You wouldn't guess that this quick-and-easy soup is low in fat," relates Becky Christman of Bridgeton, Missouri. "Since my husband loves spicy foods, I sometimes use medium or hot salsa in this recipe for extra zip."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese or pepper Jack cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 84 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 lean meat.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the chicken, broth, water and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add corn; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and corn is tender. Add salsa and heat through. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Chicken Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p39

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lolly2420 User ID: 8419211 237641
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Very tasty! We doubled the recipe and threw in some corn chips in our bowls and loved it. Will make again for sure!"

KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 214617
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Great recipe. So healthy and easy and still tastey. 1 cup is only 2 WW points"

Amy Kay User ID: 6961852 72759
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"I LOVE this recipe - it is my go-to. The only thing I add extra is a can of diced tomato's, sauce and all. :)"

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 119716
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is delicious soup and is cheap on the calories. Perfect for dieting without giving up taste."

eokid User ID: 4642278 53666
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"This is great, easy to make soup! Don't forget to serve with sour cream to cut the spice...I liked it okay, but our company thought it a bit hot!"

River4 User ID: 6731138 95879
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"My Husband says this is the Soups of Soups! I used a large jar of corn salsa but same results! Shared it with my best friend from Church...She says it beats (top Lable brand) soup! Your recipe is total happiness!"

crafty8_58 User ID: 3185235 36209
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Our family favorite especiall on a cold winter night, i add black beans and some cilantro to make it my good"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2981755 79374
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This is wonderful. I used canned cream style corn instead so I omitted the water. Used homemade salsa and was wonderful. Definately a keeper."

Home and Career Skills User ID: 5715487 30410
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"We made this in our 6th grade Home and Career Skills class and we really liked it. To quote Brian "it's like a liquified burrito without the shell"."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 31606
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"This was very good! I used the roasted chicken plus some dried onions and some garlic. It was great!!"

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