Heavenly Chicken Tortilla Soup

Heavenly Chicken Tortilla Soup
Heavenly Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients for Soup:

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

2½ cups chopped onion

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 (6-inch) corn tortillas, chopped

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1½ teaspoons chili powder, 1½ teaspoon cumin,  1½ teaspoon garlic powder and black pepper, to taste , shopping tips below

6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, I like Swanson’s

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 (14 oz) can yellow hominy, drained and rinsed or corn

1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cups cooked chopped chicken

Juice of 1 lime

Ingredients for Topping: optional

1¼ cups reduced-fat tortilla chips, crushed


1. In a large nonstick pot, add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute.

2. Add chopped tortillas, tomato paste, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and black pepper, to taste. Sauté for 2 minutes.

3. Stir in chicken broth and tomatoes.  Bring up to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

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4. Add hominy, beans, chicken and fresh squeezed lime juice.  Mix well.  Cook 10 minutes more.

5. Top with some crushed tortilla chips, if desired.

Makes 10 cups or 5 main-course servings (2 cups each)

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 4
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