Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

I love fall
I love the crisp weather
I love the warm clothes
I love the food
I love football
I love fall

Did you enjoy my little Ode To Fall?
I hope so!





Anyway I haven't shared nearly as many recipes as I have wanted to on here.
Bad girl! Bad girl!
So I thought I would share one of my all time favorite soup recipes, that I just so happen to be having for dinner tonight.







(borrowed this picture, I can't seem to find mine!!)
Chicken Tortilla Soup
(This is my version of the recipe I found on www.allrecipes.com)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth, sodium free
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • sliced avocado
  • shredded low fat cheddar cheese


           Directions
  1. In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in corn,beans, cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped green onion. 


Makes 8 servings.

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 181.9
  Total Fat 4.8 g
      Saturated Fat 1.5 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
      Trans Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 30.1 mg
  Sodium 656.6 mg
  Potassium 284.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 19.7 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
      Sugars 3.6 g
  Protein 15.6 g

  Vitamin A 6.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 2.1 %
  Vitamin B-6 12.5 %
  Vitamin C 8.9 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.8 %
  Calcium 7.6 %
  Copper 5.2 %
  Folate 12.9 %
  Iron 9.1 %
  Magnesium 7.5 %
  Manganese 11.1 %
  Niacin 16.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid     6.3 %
  Phosphorus     10.7 %
  Riboflavin 6.0 %
  Selenium 11.2 %
  Thiamin 5.4 %
  Zinc 7.0 %








 You can modify this any way you like, and if you do please let me know what you added/removed from your version so I can try it!

I will be enjoying a bowl of this tonight while watching the Glee season premiere...what are your favorite things about fall??


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