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Hot Soup on a cold damp night…


Chicken Tortilla Soup

When the weather is cool and damp, it is so comforting to serve up a hot soup for dinner.  The combination of tomatoes, spices and jalapeno pepper combination really warms you from the inside like a nice hot bath.  However, if you do not like it spicy, just leave the hot pepper out; the soup will still warm your soul and body even without that jalapeno kick.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Estimated values per serving (excluding sour cream and tortilla chips):

Calories = 235                                              Fat =   1 gram

 Serves 6

 Ingredients:

Cooking spray

1 onion – chopped

2 cloves garlic – minced

1 pound boneless/skinless chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces

4 cups fat free chicken broth

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 bottle chili sauce + water (filled up in jar and added to soup)

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon oregano

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 seeded jalapeno pepper – chopped

1 bay leaf

Salt and pepper to taste

1 can (15 ½ ounce) black beans – thoroughly rinsed

2 tablespoons cilantro – finely chopped

Tortilla chips for garnishment (optional)

Fat free sour cream for garnishment (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat large saucepot on medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Add onion, cover, and cook 3 minutes until soft.  Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes until chicken is slightly browned.  Add jalapeno pepper here to sauté if using and garlic and cook for 1 minute. 
  2. Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, chili sauce, chili powder, oregano, cayenne pepper (if using) and bay leaf.  Increase heat to medium high and cook until mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add rinsed black beans and cilantro and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. Ladle soup into 6 individual bowls and serve with crushed tortilla chips and sour cream on top (if desired).

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