I absolutely love soup when it starts cooling down in the fall, and have been craving a little Chicken Tortilla Soup! It's one of the easiest recipes ever, and if you're like me this will make you want to skip the Mexican restaurant and stay right in your own home for dinner tonight.
The best part about this soup? It's delicious and pretty low in calories when you skip the chips & toppings . . . just 154 calories per serving! After all the Halloween candy we've been munching on around here, I'm thankful for a little calorie break 🙂
Here's what you'll need . . .
1 1/2 cups chicken Whole chicken on sale $1.19 at Publix, follow instructions HERE to cook whole chicken, you could also boil chicken breasts if you hate cooking up a whole chicken, but I promise the meat is so yummy!
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (14.5 ounce) cans or one 32 oz. carton chicken broth College Inn 32 oz. broth Broth BOGO $2.49, use $0.75/1 College Inn Broth 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/19/2010) or $1/1 College Inn Broth Cartons or Cans 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 12/20/2010)
1 cup frozen corn kernels Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables BOGO $2.39, use $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers or $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 9/12/2010 GM Insert (exp 11/6/2010)
1 cup chopped onion Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, $1.99
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup chunky salsa $0.40/2 Pace Salsa or PiCante Sauce 8/29/2010 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
8 ounces corn tortilla chips
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese optional, could substitute with cheddar if you have it in your stockpile! Publix Chunk Cheese, Assorted Varieties, 8 ounce package, 2/$4, use $1/2 Market Pantry Cheese , Shredded or Block, TARGET coupon
Place all ingredients except tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream in pot on stove. Bring to slow simmer, then cook on low for 20 – 30 minutes. Put tortilla chips into individual bowls and pour soup over chips. Top with cheese or sour cream and a few more chips! To make this a little lighter, omit chips, cheese and sour cream.
I skipped the cumin, used frozen Green Giant Steamers in butter sauce (my store was all out of the plain corn the last time I grabbed it), and since I didn't have any chicken broth I just boiled 4 cups water with bouillion cubes. YUMMMMM!!!!
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