Chicken Tortilla Soup

Fire up cold winter evenings with this soup recipe.


By Holly Clegg


This satisfying comfort-food favorite is an excellent meal to prepare for an easy one-dish diabetic meal. This no trouble one-pot soup uses pre-cooked (rotisserie) chicken, fresh pre-chopped veggies, canned goods and seasonings – taking away all of the chopping and dicing making it a quick to prepare recipe! Beans and vegetables make this soup a good source of fiber, helping you feel full which in turn helps with weight maintenance. Sometimes, a recipe might not meet the diabetic guidelines because of high sodium and low-sodium canned goods can be the key to lower your sodium in recipes. Top with your favorite condiments like avocado and cheese. My easy soup recipes make quick satisfying meals.

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Makes 10 servings 

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch slices (or 4 cups cooked chicken breast)

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

6 cups low sodium fat-free chicken broth

1 (10-ounce) diced tomatoes and green chilies

1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes

1 (5-ounce) can green chilies

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup frozen corn

1 (15 1/2-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

1. In large nonstick saucepot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté chicken over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion and garlic and continue sautéing until tender, about 3 minutes.

2. Add remaining ingredients except green onion. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10-15 minutes. Top with green onion when serving.

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories 180 kcal, Calories from Fat 15%, Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 475 mg, Carbohydrates 15 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Total Sugars 3 g, Protein 22 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat

Nutrition Nugget: This warm bowl of soup is a good source of soluble fiber – with beans being fiber rich – helping maintain a healthy weight.

Terrific Tip: Favorite soup toppings include: avocado, cilantro, low fat cheese, low fat sour cream, homemade whole wheat tortilla strips, diced red onion, green onion, a squeeze of lime.

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series. Clegg, who attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huff Post. Clegg has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals nationwide. Visit Holly on YOUTUBE and her BLOG for more of her new easy healthy recipes.

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Feb 17, 2019

Looks delicious 😋 I’d love to try it