Finally getting this up on the blog. One of our favorite soups. So spicy (in a good way) and the perfect meal to take to a potluck. It’s vibrant and colorful. If you follow Trim Healthy Mama this soup can be used for either E or S. We made it into an E meal by adding Mexican Brown Rice. You can make it an S by adding cheese and avocado.
Chop your veggies. I used red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and zucchini. But the options are endless. Sweet Potato, yellow squash, peppers, celery, even a little corn.
I Love the Colors of it too. So pretty! Something about colorful food just makes it taste better!
Let this simmer for about 15 minutes or so. If you want to intensify the flavor you can add half a jar of salsa or Rotel. Once again this is just delish! I add a squeeze of lime, fresh cilantro, and if having as an E meal I will add Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s… remember to buy the BAKED kind.) If I am having as an S meal I will add cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and lime. This could even be an FP, if you kept your carb and fat count down! ENJOY!!
TEXAS CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP (S OR E OR FP)
by Sarah Criddle
Cooked chicken breasts shredded (I used three and this pot fed my family of 7 with seconds)
6 cups of fat free chicken broth
1 large zucchini chopped
1/2 a large onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 large bell pepper
1/4 to 1/3 cup of chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 a jar of salsa (optional)
Fresh tomato, cilantro, lime for topping
Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (E option)
Cheese, sour cream, avocado (S option)
Cook your chicken (boil or bake or skillet cook then shred). Chop up all your veggies. Get a pan heating on medium heat with 1 to 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil. Add your veggies to the heated oil and cook for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add your spices. Pour in your six cups of fat free chicken broth. Simmer. Add your chicken and let simmer for 20 minutes or so. Optional- add half a jar of salsa or rotel. Garnish with fresh pico, salsa, cheese, sour cream, etc etc. ENJOY!!