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Low Carb Cabbage Chicken Taco Soup

LOW CARB CHICKEN TACO SOUP

This Chicken Taco Soup is light, healthy and perfect if you are on a weight loss journey.  Just add Corn, Kidney beans and top it with nachos to upgrade it.

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Taco Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 Medium onion Chopped
  • 300 grams boneless skinless chicken breast Cut in to small chunks
  • 1/4 cup celery Chopped
  • 2 cups (heaping) cabbage Shredded
  • 1 Medium red bell pepper Chopped
  • 1 cup plum tomato Blanched and chopped / Canned
  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Red chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock or Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander leave for garnishing
  • Lemon Wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pot. Add minced garlic. Saute till it starts to brown.
  2. Add chopped onion. Fry till it is soft and translucent.
  3. Add chopped celery, followed by chicken chunks. Fry for one minute.
  4. Add shredded cabbage. Cook for 2 minutes. The cabbage will start to soften.
  5. Add chopped red bell pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Add Tomatoes. Mix everything well.
  7. Add all the spices. Mix everything well. Cook for 2 minutes more.
  8. Add Stock. Adjust seasoning. Bring the soup to a boil(cover the pan with a lid if desired)
  9. Switch off the flame. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, lemon wedges and top it with cheese while serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. Chipotle chilli powder gives a smokiness to the soup. You can substitute with smoked paprika or chilli powder.
  2. You can skip the spices and add 1 heaping tablespoon of Taco seasoning. 
  3. Adjust the heat as per your preference.
  4.  You can also substitute the spices with readymade Taco seasoning. In that case, adjust the amount of garlic as taco Seasoning already has garlic.
  5. Add warm stock to the soup.
Nutrition Facts
LOW CARB CHICKEN TACO SOUP
Amount Per Serving (200 g)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 860mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 45.3%
Vitamin C 106.4%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.