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
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
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, diced
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the chicken and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the corn and black beans, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Serve in large bowls, and sprinkle each serving with cilantro, cheddar, and avocado.
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