This dish was fabulous! Very flavorful with all the ingredients working well together. I made a few changes to the recipe though. I added chopped carrots when I added the onion and garlic. I also put the tomatoes in when I added the cilantro, only cooked it for a minute or two. I used black beans instead of great northern beans. Next time I will add an extra cup or two of broth to the mixture, it could use more liquid. I added the avocado after I spooned up the soup into individual bowls, don't like the taste of heated avocado. This will definitely be something I make on a regular basis!
Southwestern Chicken Soup
This top-rated Southwestern chicken soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken. The creamy chunks of avocado add a richness that's unusual to find in most chicken soups.
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- Calories: 274
- Calories from fat: 25%
- Fat: 7.7g
- Saturated fat: 1.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
- Protein: 28.4g
- Carbohydrate: 23.1g
- Fiber: 6g
- Cholesterol: 60mg
- Iron: 2.6mg
- Sodium: 516mg
- Calcium: 65mg
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup uncooked white rice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (16-ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
- 3/4 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 medium)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 6 lime wedges
- Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes. Add broth, rice, cumin, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in chicken, cilantro, pepper, and salt; simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated.
- Remove from heat, and stir in tomato, avocado, and juice. Serve with lime wedges.
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