Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
8 servings

Finalist, Family Dinners

My husband likes Mexican food—tacos, fajitas, burritos. This recipe is everything you'd find in a fajita in a healthy, tasty soup instead. —Jamie Miller, Maple Grove, Minn.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare spice blend, combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

To prepare soup, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons spice blend over chicken. Sauté 8 minutes or until done; cool. Chop chicken; set aside.

Step 3

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat; add onion, bell peppers, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle vegetable mixture with remaining spice blend; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken, corn, broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Add lime juice.

Step 4

To prepare relish, combine chopped cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through avocado).

Step 5

Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into bowls; top with 1/4 cup relish. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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