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Spicy Chicken Soup

This tex-mex inspired Spicy Chicken Soup is bursting with rich, deep flavor. It's hearty, and deliciously comforting. A family favorite. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon paste (or 3 bullion cubes)
  • 8 ounces salsa , your favorite kind
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes , undrained
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 15 ounce can corn (or frozen), drained
  • 16 ounce can chili beans
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Cilantro, shredded cheese, and avocado for soup garnish

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder and bouillon cubes. 
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, but reserve broth. Shred chicken.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly browned. 
  • Stir in salsa, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, chili powder, cumin, corn, chili beans, shredded chicken, and 3 1/2 cups of the reserved water. Simmer 30 minutes. 
  • Stir in sour cream. Taste and add extra salt, or additional seasonings, if needed.
  • Garnish with cilantro, cheese, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, or whatever you like!

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1567mg | Potassium: 1069mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 3.7mg