Chicken Tortilla SoupCilantro and lime give this soup a unique touch your family is sure to enjoy. Serve it with your favorite crackers or with toasted grill cheese sandwiches for a hearty and satisfying meal!

3 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
5 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 cups peeled, diced potatoes
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 (4 oz) can chopped green Chiles
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons lime juice
Mexican blend cheese, optional

1. In a large saucepan, cook the chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink and onions are tender. Add the broth, tomatoes, potatoes and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Stir in the chilies, cilantro, pepper, garlic powder and lime juice; cook over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese,*if desired. Makes 5 to 6 servings.

* You can also top this soup with toasted tortilla strips, if desired. Cut 2-3 tortillas into 1-inch strips. Put 3 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in zip-up bag; add tortilla strips and shake to coat. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown; cool before serving.

Emily

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