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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

 B Vitamins are found in animal protein and many vegetables and legumes. While it is necessary for WLS post-ops to include a Vitamin B supplement in their nutrition management, mindfully enjoying foods rich in vitamins and nutrients is also beneficial to our nutritional health and overall sense of well-being. Try this Mexican-Style Chicken Soup, a featured recipe from Cooking with Kaye, page 67.

Review your knowledge of the B Vitamins in this blog post: Why we need to supplement B Vitamins after WLS

Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

~Freeway Chef, big spicy flavor,
convenient ingredients

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

1½ 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 ½-inch dice

2 cups cooked chopped chicken meat, boneless, skinless

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped or ¼ 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 1½-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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