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Salsa Chicken Soup

"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Aly
    Nov 12, 2018

    I followed some of the suggestions from the comments. I used a can of diced tomatoes and cream corn instead of regular corn. I didn't drain any if the canned ingredients and omitted the water entirely. I cooked the chicken separately, shredded it and then added it in the last few minutes. I also added extra chili powder and crumbled tortilla chips on top. This was a fantastic soup. Cheap, easy and most importantly, delicious.

  • lolly2420
    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
    Dec 11, 2014

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

  • Amy Kay
    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
    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • eokid
    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!

  • spokes-55
    Sep 26, 2012

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  • River4
    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!

  • lottieda
    Dec 11, 2011

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  • crafty8_58
    Aug 29, 2011

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