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Sopa De Pollo a la Mexicana - Mexican Chicken Soup

Diabetic Sopa De Pollo a la Mexicana - Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. DiabeticGourmet.com

All of your favorite Mexican flavors mix together in this soup. ¬°Muy delicioso!

Yield: 10 servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups
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  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper (0.5 mL)
  • 2 tsp cumin (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (5 mL)
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken stock (2 L)
  • 2/3 cup lentils (150 mL)
  • 1 can (19 oz) tomatoes, chopped (540 mL)
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs cooked chicken, cubed (1 kg)
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas (250 mL)
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and sliced


  1. In Dutch oven, heat canola oil. Add garlic, onion and celery. Saute until vegetables are tender. Season with black pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add chicken stock, lentils, tomatoes and carrots. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
  3. Add chicken, zucchini and peas.
  4. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Garnish with avocado slices.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Sodium: 280 mg
Cholesterol:75 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Carbohydrates: 14g

Source: CanolaInfo

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