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Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

Bring a bit of the Southwest to your table with this spirit-warming soup. Loaded with tender chicken, diced tomatoes and plenty of seasonings, it's sure to be requested again and again.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, optional

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Top servings with cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 183 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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