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Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Servings:

    Serves 2 to 16 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    25 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    19 minutes


2 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil
8 oz Boneless chicken tenders
1 whole Fresh leeks, medium, root ends trimmed
3/8 each Jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
3/4 each Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
1/4 teaspoon Chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Cumin, ground
10 1/2 oz Chicken bouillon/broth, resealable box
4 3/4 oz Canned diced tomatoes, drained
2/3 cup Frozen plain corn
2 teaspoon Fresh lime juice
8 teaspoon Chopped fresh cilantro
2 oz Corn tortilla chips
3/8 each Fresh avocado, peeled and diced
2/3 cup Cheddar and monterey jack cheese, shredded
Chicken Tortilla Soup


1. In a soup pot over medium heat, add half of the olive oil. When it's hot, add the chicken tenders. Cook and stir the tenders until they're browned and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Using tongs or a spatula, remove the chicken to a plate. Set aside.
2. Add the remaining olive oil to the soup pot. Add the leek and jalapeqo. Sauti until the leek is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Cook an additional minute. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, and corn. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 8 to 10 minutes, until the corn is tender.
3. As the soup cooks, shred the chicken tenders into bite-size pieces and prepare the toppings. Set aside.
4. Arrange the chips, avocado, and cheese on a platter.
5. To finish the soup, add the shredded chicken, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir to combine.
6. Serve the soup by ladling it into bowls, and pass the toppings.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2006


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 2 to 16
Base Nutrients
Calories 707 kcal (35%)
Calories from Fat 504
Total Fat 56 g (86%)
Saturated Fat 28 g (140%)
Cholesterol 94 mg (31%)
Sodium 1434 mg (60%)
Total Carbohydrates 57 g (19%)
Dietary Fiber 18 g (72%)
Protein 44 g (73%)
Vitamin A 2048 IU (6%)
Vitamin C 41 mg (46%)
Calcium 428 mg (33%)
Iron 18 mg (100%)