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Thursday, October 20, 2011

lowfat texas style chicken tortilla soup ♥

 fall chilly days are here!
 here is a Texas inspired ( when I lived in Texas ) healthy version of chicken tortilla soup it's a great healthy dish for those chilly days to warm you up, enjoy! :)


you can shred the chicken or cube it!

ingredients.........

  • 4 c. chicken broth


  • 1 lb.boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • 1 med-lg onion chopped


  • 3 large carrots chopped


  • 2 stalks celery chopped


  • 4 cloves crushed garlic fresh


  • 2 can diced tomatoes


  • 2 small cans tomato sauce or 1 15 oz can


  • 1 can diced green chilies


  • 1-2 tsp cumin


  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • salt and pepper


  • fresh cilantro chopped, plus some for garnish


  • fresh avocado


  • crushed tortilla chips


  • lime


  • sour cream fat free

  • In a soup pot, drizzle olive oil and over med- high, place chicken in pan. Cook on one side for five min. then turn and throw in all veggies. Cook for another 3-5 min and add broth. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 min. Remove chicken breasts and let sit until cooled. Meanwhile add can tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chilies and spices as well as good handful of chopped fresh cilantro. Shred chicken with 2 forks and put in fridge. Cover pot and let simmer for 1.5 hours. About 5-10 min before serving, add chicken back to pot. Squeeze juice of one lime into pot. Ladle in bowl and add crushed chips, some shredded cheddar or mont. jack cheese, squeeze of lime, dollop of  fat free sour cream and sprinkle of fresh cilantro and avocado.  enjoy!


    2 comments:

    1. Tortilla soup is one of my favorites! This came out great!

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    2. Never thought of putting tortilja in the soup.Never too late;))

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