Chicken Tortilla Soup

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to unravel your diet
tortilla soup

Salt for Life

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to unravel your diet. Swap out high-sodium fiesta favorites, for this better-for-you recipe from Salt for Life. Festive and tasty; make a big batch and use this soup for post-Cinco de Mayo leftovers.

6
Servings
269
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  Tablespoons  vegetable oil, divided
  • medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4  Teaspoon  salt, such as SALT FOR LIFE Sea Salt + Potassium Blend
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • jalapeño, finely chopped
  • package (32 ounces) unsalted chicken broth
  • 2  Cups  water
  • can (10 ounces) no salt added diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • can (16 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1  Pound  boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced in half horizontally
  • corn tortillas (6 inch) cut into strips
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh lime juice
  • 1  Cup  pepper jack cheese, shredded

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook onion until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in SALT FOR LIFE, pepper, and cumin until onions are well coated. Add garlic and jalapeño; cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add chicken broth, water, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes until chicken is cooked.

Meanwhile heat remaining oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips and toss until well coated with oil. Cook until crispy and golden-brown, stirring as needed. Remove from skillet; set aside.

Remove cooked chicken from sauce pan. Cool slightly and shred with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken back to saucepan. Add lime juice and cilantro. Divide the soup between 8 bowls. Top with tortilla strips and cheese.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
218µg
31%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
249mg
25%
Choline, total
107mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
548mg
78%
Selenium, Se
33µg
60%
Sodium, Na
490mg
33%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Tortilla Soup Shopping Tip

Buy fresh herbs and spices to season your soup; fresh garlic, parsley, and thyme will enhance the flavor without being overpowering.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Cooking Tip

Most soups are better the day after their made. If possible refrigerate your soup overnight before serving.