Even though it’s March and in my opinion should totally be warming up, Michigan is most definitely still in winter mode. FREEZING temps and lots of snow so I decided that it was not only appropriate but necessary to post my easy chicken tortilla soup. Shredded chicken, beans and corn simmer in a favor packed broth made from puréed cilantro, onion, jalapeño, diced tomatoes, and chilies. At only, 144 calories a serving, this is a diet friendly soup that the whole family can enjoy
It’s got a little bit of a kick to it but I kept it mild enough so the whole family could partake. My 8 year old loves it (yay!) Unfortunately I can’t seem to get my 5 year old on the cilantro loving train so he wasn’t the biggest fan…. oh well…. more for us 😉 If you want to crank up the heat, I’d suggest adding an extra jalapeño or keeping the seeds in. Personally, I thought it was perfect with just one pepper.
I’ll be honest, I actually didn’t know if I should call this enchilada or tortilla soup, but since I eat it with torn up tortillas mixed in…. I went with the latter. I know, I’m super creative 😋 Anyways, although I highly suggest eating this with torn up tortilla bites and a bit of shredded cheese, if you want to save on calories, you could definitely leave that out and it would still be awesome. Enjoy.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 8 cups fat free/reduced sodium chicken broth
- 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 7 ounce can crushed green chilies
- 4 teaspoons coarse ground garlic salt
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 1 medium/large yellow onion, quartered
- 3/4 cup loose cilantro (1/2
- 1 jalapeño, deseeded
- 1 10ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 7 cups shredded chicken breast*
- 15 ounce canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 15 ounce canned corn, drained
- 8 ounces light sour cream
Combine broth, crushed tomatoes, green chilies, and spices and bring to a simmer.
Purée onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and diced tomatoes in a food processor until smooth.
Add to pot of broth and continue a low simmer stirring occasionally.
Add shredded chicken, beans, and corn.
Stir in sour cream until dissolved.
Serve with cheese and bites of torn up tortilla. Enjoy.
* I just boiled 3 large chicken breasts and shredded.
Nutrition Facts Servings 21.0 Amount Per Serving 1 cup Calories 144 Total Fat 3 g 5 % Saturated Fat 1 g 5 % Monounsaturated Fat 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 43 mg 14 % Sodium 687 mg 29 % Potassium 375 mg 11 % Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4 % Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 % Sugars 3 g Protein 15 g 30 % Vitamin A 12 % Vitamin C 10 % Calcium 6 % Iron 10 %