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Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup

Cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper give my slow-cooked specialty its kick. I serve bowls of it with crunchy tortilla strips that bake in no time. Leftover soup freezes well for nights I don’t feel like cooking. —Margaret Bailey, Coffeeville, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 white or yellow corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips

Directions

  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 13 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Place the tortilla strips on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes; turn. Bake 5 minutes longer. Discard bay leaf from soup. Serve with tortilla strips.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 196 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
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