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The method in this recipes calls for a stove top preparation. However, you can prepare the soup to the point where instructed to
reduce heat to a simmer and place the covered Dutch oven in a preheated 325F oven, or place the soup directly in the bowl of a slow cooker set to low. Oven bake or slow cooker heat for a minimum of one hour and serve hot garnishing as desired.
Mexican-Style Chicken SoupCooking with Kaye page 67.
This colorful and flavorful soup comes together quicker than you can say taco take-out. The traditional flavors of Mexican food are showcased in this nutrition-packed soup. This is a fine use for leftover chicken or turkey.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red sweet pepper, seeded, chopped
1 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (14.5-ounce) cans reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8-ounce) package butternut squash, cut to half-inch dice
2 cups cooked chopped chicken meat, boneless, skinless
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Directions: In a large 4-quart Dutch oven heat canola oil over medium high heat. Add onion, red pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin and cook about 5 minutes until tender. Add chicken broth, water, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Add black beans, squash, chicken, and corn and return to boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro or parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition: Serves 6. Each 1.5-cup serving provides 267 calories, 27 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 29 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams dietary fiber.
Try This: In place of the stewed tomatoes use a 16-ounce jar of your favorite salsa. ~ Garnish soup with a dollop of sour cream, chopped fresh avocado, shredded cheese, or sliced fresh green onions.
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