Chicken Tortilla Soup

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If you’re craving south-of-the border flavor but trying to stick to a healthy diet, this soup will satisfy all your needs. The hot and slightly spicy meal is ready in just 40 minutes, and provides a substantial dose of protein, thanks to the organic chicken tenders and fiber-rich black beans.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Ingredients
10 6-inch corn tortillas, cut in 1/8-inch strips
1 1/2 pounds organic chicken tenders, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1 cup frozen corn
1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1 4-ounce can diced chilies
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Garnish:
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, diced

Recipe Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the cumin and oregano, and cook 1 minute more.
  2. Add the chicken broth, water, diced tomatoes and chilies, and bring to a boil. Add the tortilla strips, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chicken and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the corn and black beans, and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Serve in large bowls, and sprinkle each serving with cilantro, cheddar, and avocado.

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