Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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The spices really liven up the flavor in this filling chicken tortilla soup. I often double the recipe, freezing leftovers for future meals or quick lunches. —Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (32 ounces) plus 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar or Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups soup with 3 tortilla chips and 2 tablespoons cheese) equals 234 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 12 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add corn; cook 10 minutes longer. Top each serving with tortilla chips; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Chicken Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p8

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups soup with 3 tortilla chips and 2 tablespoons cheese) equals 234 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

I love this recipe, I use shredded rotisserie chicken, replace the chicken broth with Swanson's Mexican Tortilla broth and change one can of tomatoes to mild Rotel tomatoes. Top with some tortilla strips (i like fresh gourmet tortilla strips, found with the croutons) and cheese, it's fast and delicious!

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

I love this recipe, I use shredded rotisserie chicken and replace the broth with Swanson's Mexican Tortilla broth, top with tortilla strips ( I like Fresh Gourmet tortilla strips - found with the croutons in the produce dept.) and cheese. It's fast and delicious!

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

To those who think it "bland" or "sort of flavorless," please remember that even though servings still have 873 mg sodium, this is a recipe made with reduced-sodium broth and without the addition of salt as a line item ingredient. It relies on the sodium in the canned items. I think the recipe is quite savory and agree with a previous poster that it allows the flavors of the ingredients to come through.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

Not the best Chicken Tortilla Soup I've had. It was sort of flavorless. There are much better recipes that I have found. I will use one of those next time.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

I must say I was disappointed, not much flavor, kinda bland.Won't make it again.

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