Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sacramento Taco Soup

I am not sure of the original origin of this recipe. I have seen it printed in both a Weight Watchers and a Southern Living cookbook. I found it on a WW recipe review board years ago. It is a very delicious soup recipe, I see why it gets so much attention. The key to this recipe is the green taco sauce. It is what makes this soup so different. I think it echos the green chilies and adds a bright tartness. I love that there are so few ingredients and very little chopping. Sometimes I don't even chop. I use kitchen shears and snip the green onion and cilantro right into the bowl. Delicious and easy, you can't beat that.

Sacramento Taco Soup
Serves 8 (1 cup servings)


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    ~ (or 12 oz. pre-cooked chicken, cut into bite-size pieces) ~
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
4 cups fat-free low sodium chicken broth
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies, undrained
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, halved
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup green taco sauce


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes (If using pre-cooked chicken, add in the last 15 minutes of cooking time).

Tear each tortilla half into 1-inch pieces; place 1 tortilla half in each of 8 soup bowls. Ladle soup into bowls; top each with 1 Tbsp. green onions, 1 Tbsp. cheese, 1-1/2 tsp. cilantro and 1-1/2 tsp. green taco sauce. 

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Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky
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  1. This looks delicious! Pinning!

  2. My favorite sauce is hot green chili sauce. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  3. Yum! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. YUM! Looks delicious. YOU have been featured today @ Back to the Basics for Tuesdays with a Twist!!! Thank you for sharing with us!


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