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Southwestern chicken soup

6
3
3
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
34 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
22 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Classic Tex-Mex ingredients—including jalapeño, lime, corn, and avocado—give this soup bold flavor without a lot of fuss. Cutting the chicken breast into small bite-size pieces cuts down on cooking time.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), cut into 1/2-inch cubes

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), small, green variety, chopped

jalapeño pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and minced

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

chili powder

1 Tbsp

ground cumin

2 tsp

reduced-sodium chicken broth

29 oz, 2 (14 1/2-oz can)

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, 1 can, drained

frozen corn kernels on cob

1 cup(s), or fresh

fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp

avocado

½ item(s), medium, Hass variety, pitted, peeled, and cut into 8 slices

cilantro

¼ cup(s), lightly packed leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pot and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  2. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pot. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in broth, tomatoes, and corn. Cover and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
  4. Ladle soup evenly into 4 bowls. Top each with 2 slices avocado and sprinkle evenly with cilantro.
  5. Serving size: 1¾ cups soup with 2 slices avocado

Notes

Make a double batch of the soup and cover and refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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