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Mexican Chicken Soup

Super fast and delicious spicy Mexican soup.



  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeno; cook, stirring often until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds more.
  2. Add broth (low sodium if possible), increase heat to high, and bring to a rapid simmer. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in salsa, bring back to a simmer, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.
  4. Note: servings are approximately 2 1/2 cups. Jalapeno can be left out if soup is too spicy.
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This is an excellent soup for all phases of the diet. I make it in big batches and freeze individual portions for lunches at work. It can be rather spicy, but using mild salsa and leaving out the jalapeno tames it down quite nicely.
13 Jun 07 by member: reeneejune
Excellent recipe from the south beach book I had it several times and is really good and easy to make.
27 Jan 08 by member: dalemony
sounds yummy, cant wait to try it! and very easy- always have ingredients on hand!
03 Feb 08 by member: navychickmbl
I love this soup, even my husband likes it. I add black beans to it.
14 Nov 08 by member: slkwhitis
very good satisfying soup, a little spicy with homemade salsa though
05 Jan 09 by member: mcberry
sounds good, will try with skinless,boneless chicken thighs. yes, I know.
01 Aug 09 by member: r2ktrader
It works for me. I'm not a super strict weight watchers person. I'm looking at the serving size (large) and the total calories...
31 Oct 09 by member: Hgyabaad
Great recipe! However, I did not sautee the peppers/onions/chicken in oil. Instead, I used no fat cooking wine (20 cal) and a bit of water. Thanks for sharing!
07 Dec 09 by member: mrsrich02
Easy, fast, and delicious!
08 Jan 10 by member: jehill1949
This looks delish and I will give it a try.
01 Feb 10 by member: Lainey25
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Nutrition summary:

There are 279 calories in 1 serving of Mexican Chicken Soup.
Calorie break-down: 20% fat, 18% carbs, 62% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 56
Calories 279
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.23g 10%
  Saturated Fat 0.948g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.808g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.762g  
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1878mg 78%
Potassium 888mg  
Total Carbohydrate 12.46g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
  Sugars 4.85g  
Protein 42.76g  
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 30% Iron 46%
of RDI*
(279 calories)
14% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (18%)
Fat (20%)
Protein (62%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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