Mexican Tortilla Soup
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, trimmed and diced
- 1 cup prechopped onion (find at the salad bar)
- 1 cup prechopped green bell pepper (find at the salad bar)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (1 teaspoon)
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup coarsely crushed baked tortilla chips (such as Tostitos)
- 1/2 cup preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
- 6 lime wedges (about 1 1/2 limes)
1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook, stirring often, 3-4 minutes or until browned. Remove to plate, and cover.
2. In the same pan, heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil on medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in cumin, chili powder, broth, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
3. Return the chicken and juices to the pan and simmer 3 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cilantro.
4. Ladle soup into serving bowls; top with crushed tortilla chips and cheese. Serve hot, with a lime wedge on the side.
Andrea's wine pick: You can't go wrong with a tangy, herbaceous New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to match the lively cilantro and lime flavors in the soup. Look for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2006 ($15).
- Prep Time:
- Cook Time: For a hearty meal that's full of flavor and spice, you can't go wrong with Mexican Tortilla Soup. Top with crushed tortilla chips and cheese, and serve with lime wedges.
- Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
|Calories per serving:||296|
|Fat per serving:||11g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||3g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||3g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||1g|
|Protein per serving:||29g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||15g|
|Fiber per serving:||2g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||58mg|
|Iron per serving:||2mg|
|Sodium per serving:||522mg|
|Calcium per serving:||302mg|
Good to Know
Change up the classic Mexican tortilla by making it into a soup. Serve with a side of guacamole, filled with monounsatured fats.