Chicken Tortilla Soup
1/2 cup onion, chopped1 small green bell pepper, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil3 (14.5 ounce) cans low sodium chicken broth2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast1 (4 ounce) can green chilies1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon cumin3 tablespoons cornmeal, mixed with 1/2 cup waterTortilla chips1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Optional GarnishesAvocado slicesSour CreamLimes, cut into wedges for squeezing into soupDiced onionFresh Clilantro
- In a large soup kettle sauté onions and green bell pepper in oil until tender. Add chicken broth, chicken, diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste and cornmeal mixture. Bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
- Spoon soup into serving bowl. Top with tortilla chips and cheese.