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Chicken Taco Soup

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Servings: 10
More of a main dish, this zesty soup can be varied with zucchini or other veggies and garnished with low-fat sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and cheese.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (5mL)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounce, 425g) garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cups white meat chicken, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) cubes
  • 2 cups tortilla chips, reduced fat
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped


  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add onion and sauté until tender.
  • Add oregano, chili powder, cumin, and garlic, and sauté for one minute more.
  • Add chicken broth, water, tomato sauce, and corn, and cook for about 15 minutes more.
  • Add chicken pieces and garbanzo beans and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 more minutes, until the chicken pieces are completely cooked.
  • Ladle into bowls and place about 1/3 cup tortilla chips (20g) on top of the soup. Sprinkle cilantro on top of the tortilla chips and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 246
  Calories from Fat 86 (35%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(7%)Cholesterol 21mg
(25%)Sodium 588mg
(12%)Potassium 409mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(27%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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