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Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

78 Ratings
78 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Flavorful and filling, this soup is packed with protein making it a full meal. Add extra chiles or a dash of red pepper flakes if you like a spicier soup.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken pieces, skin removed
  • 2 cups tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup mild chiles (canned and diced)
  • 2 cups pinto or garbanzo beans, canned, drained or cooked and drained
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

1. Place chicken pieces in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover.

2. Cook until tender, about 25 minutes.

3. Remove chicken pieces from the broth.

4. Add tomatoes, garlic, onion, and chiles.

5. Remove chicken meat from the bones and return meat to broth.

6. Add beans and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 15 minutes.

Source: University of Massachusetts, Extension Nutrition Education Program, Pumpkin Post/Banana Beat

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup prepared soup, 1/6 of recipe (383g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 374
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 141 mg
Sodium 278 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 57 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 65 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 848 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 374
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 17 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 33 mg
Cholesterol 141 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 57 g
Minerals
Calcium 65 mg
Potassium 848 mg
Sodium 278 mg
Copper 261 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 85 mg
Phosphorus 481 mg
Selenium 49 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 36 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 8 mcg
Folate 122 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 23 mg
Choline 167 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 7 ounces

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