Amigo Chicken Tortilla Soup

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS:
3 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 pound boneless chicken (whatever is on sale), chopped into bite-sized pieces*
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 (16-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup apple juice
12 ounces tomato sauce
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups salsa (your favorite)

Garnishes (optional):
Sour Cream
Baked tortilla chips
Shredded Monterey Jack OR Cheddar cheese OR a pre-mixed Mexican blend
Sliced black olives
Sliced green onions
Chopped cilantro

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat; add onion and sauté until translucent. Add chopped chicken and cook for about 4 minutes, or until browned on all sides (you do not need to cook it all the way through). Stir in the cumin and chili powder.

Add remaining ingredients (black beans through salsa), cover and heat through. Serve in bowls and garnish as desired.

*LEANNE’S NOTE: Partially freeze chicken for ease in cutting.

NUTRITION per serving: 257 Calories; 5g Fat; 26g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 44mg Cholesterol; 1212mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat. Points: 5

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