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Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

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Salsa Verde Chicken Soup
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Salsa verde is not only a tasty taco topper, but serves as the shortcut ingredient in this quick 5-ingredient soup for 2. It combines the flavours of roasted tomatillos, onion, cilantro and the kick of jalapeño without all the prep. Great on its own or topped with crumbled feta, cilantro, a squeeze of lime and the crunch of tortilla chips on the side.
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 chicken breast
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
3/4 cup salsa verde, divided
2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
540 ml can sodium-reduced white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Cilantro for garnish, optional
Crumbled feta for garnish, optional
Lime wedges for garnish, optional
Tortilla chips for garnish, optional

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with ¼ tsp each of the salt and pepper. Add chicken to pot and cook, stirring occasionally until golden but not cooked through, 2-3 min. 

  2. Add ½ cup of the salsa verde and scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pot. Cook for 1 minute. Add in broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium   Add beans and cook for another 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining salsa, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir before serving. Top with cilantro and feta if using and serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips.

Nutrition Info

Per 1/2 serving Amount
Calories286
Protein22 g
Fat7.8 g
Saturated Fat1.3 g
Carbohydrate30.9 g
Fibre8.7 g
Sugar1.6 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Sodium791 mg
Per 1/2 serving % Daily Value
Potassium15
Calcium13
Iron19
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C14