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Salsa Chicken Soup Recipe

Salsa Chicken Soup Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese) equals 84 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 lean meat.

Reviews for Salsa Chicken Soup

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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!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

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

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. :)"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

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

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!"

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!"

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"

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."

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"."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

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

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"So good, so easy! To speed it up even more- use pre-cooked chicken fajita strips!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Yummy! I substituted ground turkey for the chicken, and added onion, garlic and cilantro. Excellent!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"I have substituted the salsa for green enchilada sauce and it is a wonderful change! Add tortilla chips as you would with tortilla soup."

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