Healthy Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

Rich Nimkie
Spicy Mexican soup

Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

Makes: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • I tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ lb. plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 4.5oz. can green chiles
  • 1 15oz. can hominy, drained, or 2 cups frozen corn
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
Lime wedges for serving
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, oregano and cumin; cook 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, chiles, hominy and salt. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the chicken; simmer 10 minutes more. Stir in the cilantro.
  3. Ladle into individual bowls and serve garnished with the avocado slices and the lime wedge.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: 233 calories, 20g protein, 21g carbohydrates, 8g fat(1.4g saturated), 5g fiber

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