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Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Bring a bit of the Southwest to your table with this spirit-warming soup. Loaded with tender chicken, diced tomatoes and plenty of seasonings, it's sure to be requested again and again.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without tortilla chips) equals 183 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Top servings with cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tortilla Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p56

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without tortilla chips) equals 183 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Reviews for Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Reviewed May. 3, 2014

Tasty soup I made in a pinch when I realized I was out of an ingredient for another soup. The kids and hubby loved this one! Followed recipe as written with only the addition of some green Chiles since I did not have Mexican diced tomatoes.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2013

Delicious! Very flavorful! I used diced tomatoes with green chilis. I also added black beans and corn. The sweet corn was a nice contrast to the spicy heat! Very quick and easy.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

Added 1 can of black beans, a chopped yellow pepper and 1 cup of frozen corn. Topped with shredded cheese, avocado and a little sour cream. Very good!

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

Squeeze a lime on top and taste the flavor come alive! I added Corn and Black beans as well.. Yummy Yummy! Ill make it over and over!

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

this is the best recipe for chicken soup i have made this ten times

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