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Chicken Taco Soup

Delicious kickin' chicken taco soup.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Grill the chicken breast and then chop to small bite size pieces.
  2. In large stock pot, heat the extra virgin olive oil and then add onion and garlic, stirring and cooking for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, green chilies, cumin, taco seasoning (to taste) and chicken, stirring and cooking for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beans, chicken broth, and water. Salt and pepper to taste. You can add more cumin and taco seasoning if you like more spice, too.
  5. Bring to a boil and then turn to low and simmer for 20 minutes or longer, an hour wouldn't hurt it one bit! Add the cilantro about 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Optional to add about 10 sliced button mushrooms sliced and also top with a dollop of fat free sour cream or fat free plain yogurt to your liking!
  7. Note: we enjoyed this with a nice green salad with homemade balsamic dressing, sprinkled with some sunflower seeds and some brown rice cooked with some basil.
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Sounds delish? I make one almost identical to this but add black beans. And don't do the green chiles but that sounds like a great touch. I will have to start adding those in to kick it up a notch!! Yummy!
19 Jan 08 by member: graciepoo
what beans? How much beans? I don't see them in the ingredients?
19 Jan 08 by member: Janelleas
Umm, Umm good. I made it with Northern Bean instead of cannellin beans. Diced tomatoes instead of stewed. So good.
18 Feb 08 by member: afernow
Loved it! low calorie packed w/ veggies. great meal.
24 Feb 08 by member: PhillyJ
It wasn't my favorite... a little too strong for me... but if you are a taco connisour, definitely go for it!
17 Mar 08 by member: acable178
If it's too rich, feel free to add more water to thin it out a bit. :)
10 May 08 by member: bullytrouble
Love it!! Had my sister request this recipe even before she tasted it!
This has become a regular staple in our house. Soooo good.
11 Mar 10 by member: Jesskd26
The entire family loved this!
04 Feb 11 by member: TJ Alred
This tasted great and was so easy. I made with roast chicken from the grocery store and added extra chili peppers. Easy for others in house not on diet to eat..my husband had it over rice with some sour cream and loved it...will make this again and again.
22 Jan 14 by member: Tidygirl

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 249 calories in 1 serving of Chicken Taco Soup.
Calorie break-down: 18% fat, 45% carbs, 37% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 249
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.96g 8%
  Saturated Fat 0.862g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.816g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.828g  
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Potassium 881mg  
Total Carbohydrate 28.57g 10%
  Dietary Fiber 6.3g 25%
  Sugars 3.02g  
Protein 23.41g  
 
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 12% Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
12%
of RDI*
(249 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (45%)
 
Fat (18%)
 
Protein (37%)
Carbohydrates, 28.57g (45%) Fat, 4.96g (18%) Protein, 23.41g (37%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories