The high today in the Houston Area is 84. I cannot believe it as I sit here and write it, it is going to be in the mid 80’s in February. Gotta love Texas weather.
Even though it is starting to warm up a little The Hubby and I are still is soup mode and this soup definately hits the spot.
Not your mama’s chicken soup
Don’t get me wrong I am all about my mama’s chicken soup. It is delicious, but sometimes I like to change it up a bit and this Chicken Fajita Soup is one of my favorites.
This soup brings together all my favorites from traditional fajitas into a light but still hearty soup. There are some bell peppers, onions, green chilies (for a little heat), beans and of course chicken. I went with rotisserie chicken because I love rotisserie chicken and it just makes it so easy. I love easy when it comes to dinner.
If you wanted to roast your own chicken feel free…it would make it that much better.
Soup in no time
The best part about this soup is that you can have it on the table in just about 30 minutes. Yep, you read the right. This really is a perfect option for the busiest of weeks.
Stir in onion and bell peppers, cooking until they just begin to soften, about 4-5 minutes
Stir in garlic, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt & pepper, cooking for another 2-3 minutes
Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil
Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in chicken and beans
Continue to cook for another 25-30 minutes
Stir in cilantro just before serving
Serve with any additional toppings you desire
Each serving is 4 WW Smart Points
Calories 173 - Calories from Fat 36 - Total Fat 4 g - Saturated Fat 0.8 g - Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 g - Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g - Trans Fat 0 g - Cholesterol 42 g - Sodium 705 mg - Potassium 149 mg - Total Carbohydrate 14 g - Dietary Fiber 4 g - Sugars 3 g - Protein 21 g
Vitamin A 32 % - Vitamin C 133 % - Calcium 2 % - Iron 0 %