This is one of my favorite soups! The flavors are incredible and it's nice and spicy. I posted this before awhile back but I have made some changes since then. I add more tomatoes now and I love it!
It is pretty spicy so feel free to reduce the rotel to 1 can rather than 1 cans.
Day 8 - 17 Day Diet Menu Plan
Egg whites with salsa
Blueberries and strawberries
Chicken breast with buffalo sauce
3 tbsp. peanut butter
I made the mistake of not eating enough dinner before I went to my exercise class this day. I ended up just eating an apple and green beans for dinner. My stomach felt weird and I was running late. Well, it turned out to be more of a workout than usual as we had a different instructor. While I loved the workout, I came home HUNGRY. Like I wanted to eat the whole house hungry. I usually keep chicken in the refrigerator and found that there was just a tiny bit left. Like a piece that was 2 bites. Why does someone leave a piece so small in the container? Really? Anyways, the kids had eaten peanut butter sandwiches for dinner and the PB was still on the counter. I ended up eating 3 tbsp. though I meant to just eat one. Peanut butter is dangerous for me as once you start, I could eat a LOT of peanut butter. Even though PB is not on the 17 Day Diet menu for the first 17 days, I still feel like this was a success. I ate the peanut butter because I was hungry and needed food rather than just eating it because it was there and tasted good.
***Lesson learned though - make sure to keep wise choices on hand so you won't have to just eat what is around.
Green Chile Chicken & Lime Soup Recipe
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cartons of chicken broth or 64 oz.
2 cans Rotel with green chilies
1 can diced tomatoes
2 - 4 oz. cans of green chilies
2 - 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. cumin**
Salt & pepper to taste
Handful of cilantro, chopped
Place onion in pan with cooking spray and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for one minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilies, cooked chicken, lime juice and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes, taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Right before serving, add chopped cilantro.
I cooked my chicken in a covered dish in the microwave. I sprinkled about a tablespoon of taco seasoning on the chicken before cooking and didn't add the cumin in the soup.