Tortilla Chicken Soup

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Number of Servings: 
4
Recipe Source: 

Enlightened Soups by Camilla V. Saulsbury ($27.95, Cumberland House, 2008)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (e.g., from a purchased rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, unthawed
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup baked tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup peeled and diced avocado

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Add the broth, chicken, corn, and tomatoes with their juices. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Ladle into 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of chips, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, and avocado.
Nutrition Info: 

207 calories, 7.4 grams fat, 22.3 grams protein, 51 mg cholesterol, 604 mg sodium; 12.6 g carbohydrates