Chicken Tortilla Soup

What better way to celebrate Fall than by cooking a warm, comforting soup? Soup is one of my all time favorite things to cook and one of the top reasons I look forward to the season of Fall. It fills your home with such a welcoming, home made smell. Every time I dive into my homemade soup I couldn’t be more satisfied. This soup is spicy and broth-y and filling and healthy. Make it in a crock pot or on the stove!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

1.5 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 jalepeno pepper, minced

1 poblano pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes

3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized cubes and cooked in 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper

1 can black beans

1.5 cups frozen, fresh corn

1 lime

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon oregano

Splash of hot sauce

5 cups reduced fat chicken broth

Handful of cilantro, chopped

Toppings of choice,  I used: Avocado, reduced fat cheddar, low fat sour cream, multi-grain tortilla chips

  • Your first step is to chop all your veggies and heat up your big soup pot with the 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil.

  • Saute your onions until translucent then add in the garlic until fragrant.

  • Next, add your jalapeno, poblano, red bell pepper and can of diced tomatoes and saute for 2-4 minutes.

  • Add your cooked chicken breast, beans and corn. Saute for 3 minutes on medium then add your lime, spices and hot sauce. Mix until well combined.

  • Your last step is to add your broth and cilantro and simmer on medium low for 30-45 minutes, stirring every so often

  • Don’t forget to set up your toppings! Light sour cream goes really well with these Mexican flavors and avocado adds a nice, creamy freshness to the dish. And of course some crushed tortilla chips; it is tortilla soup after all! Keep it healthy by using multi-grain or whole wheat tortilla chips.

  • Your final, final step before assembling is to taste your soup before you serve and add any needed salt and pepper

 

  • Pour your soup and assemble your toppings and ENJOY this flavorful fall dish!
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