easy chicken tortilla soup

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By Carolyn Haas
from Anytown, WI

I needed a quick meal and these ingredients were on hand. This is fairly mild - use jalapeño instead of poblano to spice it up if you like.

serves 3-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy chicken tortilla soup

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil (chili infused, if possible) or use pot spray
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 md
    poblano chili, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 qt
    fat-free chicken stock
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    roasted red pepper, chopped (the kind in a jar) optional
  • 1-2 c
    shredded chicken - can use rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 oz
    tortilla chips, broken up
  • 1/4 c
    shredded mexican blend cheese
  • cilantro, lime, black olives and avocado, for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp
    sour cream or plain yogurt for each serving, if desired
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How To Make easy chicken tortilla soup

  • 1
    Heat oil in soup pot. Add onion, green pepper and poblano pepper. Saute on med-high until veggies are tender. Add garlic. Saute briefly.
  • 2
    Add stock, chicken, beans, tomatoes, cut up red pepper strips and seasonings.
  • 3
    Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • 4
    Let each person add their own garnishments.

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