Tortilla and Avocado Soup

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Tortilla and Avocado Soup
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Ready in
20 m
5
Servings
214
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutrional information per serving:

282.2 cal; 9.3 g fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 23.7 g carbs; 1.4 g sugar; 4.7 g dietary fiber; 28.7 g protein

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 white corn tortillas (6"), sliced into 1/3" strips
  • 12 Ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 canned chipotle pepper, sliced, or 2 tablespoons hot salsa
  • 3/4 Cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 Cup chopped avocado
  • 1/4 Cup fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

In a large, heavy saucepan over high heat, cover the broth and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, scatter the tortilla strips on a toaster oven tray. Toast, turning the strips occasionally, until golden-brown in spots, about 5 minutes. Remove the tray from toaster oven and set the tortilla strips aside.

When the broth boils, add the chicken, chile pepper, and tomatoes and return to a boil. Remove from the heat. Divide the tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro leaves evenly among four bowls, mounding them in the center. Ladle the soup into bowls.

 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Protein
22g
44%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
64µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.4%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
34.3%
Vitamin C
12mg
20%
Vitamin D
0.7IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
97mg
10%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
36µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
36µg
9%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
34mg
9%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
53%
Phosphorus
240mg
34%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
659mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.2%
Sodium
192mg
8%
Zinc
1mg
6.4%

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