Tex Mex Chicken Chowder

Tex Mex Chicken Chowder

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in cubes
1 14 1/2 ounce can tomato wedges, drained, juice reserved
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 summer squash, sliced thin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tomatillos, cut in wedges
1 cup sliced jicama
1 14 1/2 ounce can low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 1/2 cups fresh corn, cut from cob

In large Dutch oven, place oil and heat over medium temperature.

Add chicken and garlic, turning chicken to brown on all sides, about 3 minutes.

Add onion and green pepper; cook about 5 minutes, stirring.

Add tomatillos and chicken broth; bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes. Add corn and liquid from can of tomato wedges.

Cover and cook on low heat about 10 minutes. Add squash, cumin, salt, pepper and tomato wedges.

Cover and cook on low about 5 minutes. Add jicama and cilantro and cook 5 minutes more.

Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

6 servings.

Per Serving: 356 calories; 50.3 g protein; 9 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 129 mg cholesterol; 430 mg sodium.


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