August 30, 2012

Recipe: Tortilla-less Soup

As the summer progresses, so has my low-cal creativity and cooking skills! Recently I whipped up a soup, with inspiration from one of my favorites, tortilla soup, I thought I would share. This is low calorie and very filling. Of course, you could add tortilla chips, cheese and avocado and it would be good, but I promise the soup without it is fantastic and full of flavor. Here's the recipe:

2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups diced tomatoes 
4 cups organic fat free chicken broth
4 tsp cumin
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cayenne
1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded 
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
3/4 cup diced celery

Boil chicken slowly on medium-high heat. This takes a while but the chicken will be more tender. Then, preheat pot for soup over medium-high heat. Add garlic and celery-cook for three to five minutes...I added a small amount of broth in the pan to keep the garlic from sticking (I didn't use any oil products).

Add tomatoes, chicken broth and spices then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, add chicken and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in cilantro and simmer for five minutes more. Serves four. Really good the second day once the spices have had time to sit...I usually make it one day and eat it the next.

If you make this, let me know what you think!


  1. Looks awesome, might have to make that soon :) New follower, hope you will check out my blog :)

  2. This looks so good! And surprisingly easy!


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