Diabetic Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup-Support Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes


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

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more targeted health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis. Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD and The Huffington Post. She partnered with Walmart for healthy videos and also has a phone application, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes. For more information, visit www.hollyclegg.com or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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One thought on “Diabetic Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup-Support Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes

  1. Weight loss? Is this achievable? I’m 5’7″ and at this time weigh 9st 8lb.By April 10th I’d prefer to weigh 8st six…do you believe that it will be likely to achieve this on this time? Also, approx how a lot of calories should certainly I be consuming within a day and the way much physical exercise would you suggest.Thanks in advance :)

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