I am thrilled to be an honorary chairman for the 2010 Step Out Walk To Fight Diabetes. Only a great cause like this gets me out early on a Saturday morning! What people don’t realize is eating healthy is truly a diabetes diet! There is no magical diabetes diet, and you don’t have to feel deprived to eat healthy. I was very excited to partner with the ADA with my trim&TERRIFIC Diabetic Cookbook, and best of all, I have so many people tell me how they LOVE that book, whether they are diabetic or not. So, I wanted to share the Cihcken Tortilla Soup–easy to make with canned chicken broth, salsa, and corn-a one meal dish. Take a short cut and use Rotesserie chicken or Tyson grilled and ready chicken breasts. Tortilla Soup is famly friendly and a last minute toss together meal. For more easy diabetic recipes, visit, http://www.hollyclegg.com
Chicken Tortilla Soup from Holly Clegg trim&TERRIFIC Diabetic Cooking
No time to cook so try this short-cut version of one of our very favorites. Pick up rotisserie chicken for a time saver. The homemade tortilla strips add a nice touch. Serve with chopped avocado, reduced fat shredded Mexican blend cheese.
Makes 6 servings
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch slices
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) jar salsa
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (16-ounce bag) frozen corn
4 (6-ounce) whole wheat or flour tortillas
1. In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned, 5 minutes.
2. Add onion and garlic; continue sautéing until tender, 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, salsa, chili powder, and cumin, bringing to boil.
3. Reduce heat, cook 10 minutes and add corn, cooking a few more minutes.
4. Cut tortillas into 1/2-inch strips. Lay strips on baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350°F. for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Note: To add a smoky flavor to you chili use chipotle salsa or add 1 teaspoon chipotle chili flakes found in the seasoning part of your grocery
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 218, Protein (g) 30, Carbohydrate (g) 21, Fat (g) 2, Calories from Fat (%)178, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 2, Sugars (g) 4, Cholesterol (mg) 66, Sodium (mg) 427, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 carbohydrate, 2 very lean meat