Thursday, March 5, 2015

Southwestern Chicken Chipotle Soup {Healthy} {Gluten Free}

Southwestern Chicken Chipotle Soup... healthy, clean eating soup that is absolutely delicious!  Quick soup that's perfect for a week night meal.  Alohamora Open a Book

It was cold and rainy here in Arizona the other day; that happens every once in a blue moon.  However, when it actually feels cold and actually feeling like winter I am all about making soup.  Though, to be honest we eat soup year round.  The kids love soup, and I love good healthy meals. 

On this once in a blue moon cold spell I quickly made this healthy Southwestern Chicken Chipotle Soup and  we all LOVE it.  It has great flavor, and the perfect amount of spice.  

This soup is diet friendly, easy to make, slightly creamy, full of flavor, and you can make it more spicy.  It's all around delicious!

Southwestern Chicken Chipotle Soup
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from Taste of Home
Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes 
Servings: 4-6

1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 c. red bell pepper, diced (about 1 medium pepper)
1/2 c. onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 c. chicken broth
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, fire roasted, undrained
1 can (4 oz) green chilies, diced (unless green chilies are in the fire roasted tomatoes)
1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
1 chipotle pepper, minced (use canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
1 tsp adobe sauce (use more if you'd like it spicy)
1/2 tsp cumin, ground
1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
1 1/2 c. cooked chicken, diced (can use rotisserie chicken)
1/2-3/4 c. cheese, shredded (cheddar, mexican, monterey jack, mozarella)
3/4 c. plain greek yogurt
Toppings: crushed tortilla chips, diced green onions, cheese, plain greek yogurt


  1. Heat your olive oil in a large pot over medium to high heat. 
  2. Add your diced red bell pepper and onion to the pot and stir them until tender. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except cheese and greek yogurt to the pot. Stir to combine everything and bring pot to boil.  Turn the heat down and and simmer the soup for 20 minutes uncovered. 
  4. Turn heat down to low and add the cheese and greek yogurt to the soup.  Stir to mix the yogurt and cheese into the soup. 
  5. Serve the soup warm and with your desired toppings.  
  6. Enjoy! 
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 
Happy Southwestern Chicken Chipotle Soup eating!

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