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Southwest Chicken Soup with Baked Tortilla Strips (Cooking for Two)

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 7 hr 45 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 3 servings
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Chicken soup slow-cooked using Progresso® chicken broth and veggies is a perfect Southwestern dinner when served with tortilla strips.

Soup

1
/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1/4
cup chopped green bell pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Baked Tortilla Strips

4
yellow or blue corn tortillas (5 or 6 inch)

Steps

  • 1 Spray 1 1/2- to 2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix chicken, sweet potatoes, onion, tomatoes, broth, oregano and cumin in cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 2 Stir in corn and bell pepper. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook about 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat oven to 450°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut each tortilla into strips; place in single layer on cookie sheet. Bake about 6 minutes or until crisp but not brown; cool.
  • 4 Spoon soup into individual bowls. Top with tortilla strips. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

Eating soups and stews is an easy--and delicious--way to include more vegetables in your diet. Other options: Snack on baby carrots, cucumber slices and celery sticks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Protein
22g
22%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%
150%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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