Diabetes friendly Southwestern Chicken Soup

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Serving Size: 12 ounces
Recipe adapted from:
Mayumi Tavalero
This hearty main dish soup is contains shredded chicken, black beans, zucchini, and tomatoes, plus Southwestern flavors such as cumin, chili, and garlic, for lots of flavor!
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  • Place the olive oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. When hot add the onion and sauté for about five minutes, until onion is tender.
  • Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder. Sauté for an additional minute or two, being careful not to burn the garlic or spices.
  • Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, zucchini, beans, and chicken. Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken breasts from pot and allow to cool slightly then shred with 2 forks. Return to pot and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper; stir in cilantro. Adjust seasonings.

Cook Times

Active Prep15
Hands-On Cook10
Hands-Off Cook17
Total Time42 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10



  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 yellow onion medium, diced
  • 8 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 9 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 56 ounce canned whole peeled tomatoes roughly chopped, juice reserved for another use elsewhere
  • 4 zucchini small, diced
  • 15 ounce canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt more or less to taste or preference
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper more or less to taste

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Heat in microwave on high power until desired temperature is reached.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 1212mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg

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