Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

I must say I think I’ve been pretty creative so far cooking out of our pantry/fridge/freezer this week.

Breakfast was an egg white spinach breakfast sammie on my ciabatta bread with a side of sliced kiwi (which is the last kiwi – bummed I didn’t buy more at TJ’s because they are really good and big.)  That’s what she said.  Breakfast comes in at 11 points.

I feel like I have a cold coming on – my nose is stuffy one second, then runny the next.  Hope you didn’t just put something in your mouth when you read that last sentence. 😀  So I didn’t work out again.  But I was so excited about my soup!

Mexican Chicken Noodle soup

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 corn tortillas, torn into chunks
  • 3 ounces cooked chicken (picked off my roasted chicken last night)
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce (I  used my homemade marinara)
  • 2 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. to 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers depending on how hot
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • zest of  1 lime
  • 4 ounces cooked egg noodles (that I had leftover from stroganoff the other day)  Am I the only one who always makes too much pasta?

Mix all the ingredients into a stock pot, except noodles, lime and cilantro.  Cook for 20 minutes, until the zucchini are tender.  Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes, or until noodles are warmed. 

Remove from heat and add cilantro and squeeze of one lime.

Holy yumz, this was delicious.  I love the corn tortillas in the soup, it thickens it up and has that smoky corn tortilla taste.  Had just enough heat (I used 1 tsp. chipotles in adobo) without being over powerful, I do think the cilantro and lime juice make this.

Stats:  4 servings (1.5 cups) 233 calories, 4.2 fat, 31 catbs, 2.4 fiber and 15.9 protein, or 6 PointsPlus). 

I had mine with a serving of tortilla chips – so lunch comes in at 10 points.  And since I wasn’t feeling too great, it was time to bring in my fall/winter treat – cafe mocha. 😀  One package diet cocoa mix (its 25 calories a package), Jack Daniels coffee (yep, that’s the coffee we drink – the men in the office like it better than Starbucks), a squirt of whip cream and a few pumpkin spiced marshmallows – a perfect 2 point treat. 

And while I still haven’t restocked our deep freeze since our 4 days without power this summer, I did find frozen chicken breasts in our small freezer, so I made one of my favorite dinners:  Mexican Fiesta!  Pantry items used, corn tortillas to make tostadas, tortillas, taco sauce, refried beans.  Fridge items used: shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos. 

Dinner comes in at 12 points.  Hannah and I were going to see the Idiot Brother movie, but it’s no longer playing in our area anymore, so we got our eyebrows waxed, and came home and watched Biggest Loser.  Not gonna lie, I don’t think I miss Jillian being on the show at all!

Stats for the Day:

  • 35 points
  • no exercise
  • hoping my head cold doesn’t get worse
  • average blood sugar 121

You all will be jealous – check out the sale price for chicken breasts at my store!  $1.17 baby!  😀

I am still trying to improve my camera skillz – check out this cool post – I think even I can understand it!   Make it a great day!

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25 thoughts on “Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. That is a crazy price for chicken breasts – you are so lucky!

    I’m fine without Jillian too. BTW, keep your hands off my new boyfriend Dolvett.

  2. The cocoa, you have me there. Where do you find pumpkin spiced marshmellows? They sound yummy. We’re doing the same thing, eating out of the freezer and all. It’s working pretty good and the guys have been happy. Tonight chicken, might have to try your soup. Was thinking soup too. 🙂
    Take care Biz and have an awesome day. Blessings!!

  3. That soup looks amazing Biz! I hope you feel better soon!

  4. I hope you’re feeling muchhhhhhhhhh better! Hold the phone- pumpkin spice marshmallows? I need these in my life. Looking for them at the store. That mug looks just delicious.

  5. Mexican chicken noodle soup.. What a combination! It sounds great, as does your cafe mocha. I’ve been craving warm drinks now that this weather is cooling down!

  6. I always make too many noodles but my baby loves them and he gets excited if he gets leftover spaghetti.

    I gotta find those pumpkin marshmallows!! Love the tortillas in the soup!

  7. Very creative cafe mocha. Looks delicious. Pumpkin marshmallows! I’ll be on the lookout for those. Thanks for the link to the photography post. I don’t do much food photography, but I’m still trying to learn my camera so any information helps.

  8. Pumpkin marshmallows?!? Be still my heart! My eyebrows are getting out of control.. I need to wax them ASAP!

  9. Umm I need to find Pumpkin Spice marshmallows right now! I hope they have some at the grocery store today 🙂

  10. You totally lost me when you said “pumpkin spiced marshmallows”. WHAT?! Please send me some of these little bites of heaven!

  11. The soup I LOVE is that Irish Potato soup of yours from yesterday! I made it last night and it was a HUGE hit! I linked to it on my post today! Good Lord that soup is GOOD!

    I’m not a Jillian fan myself. I like the three they have now on Biggest Loser. So far.

  12. Wait, pumpkin spice marshmallows? Did I miss this before, where did you get those? Yum!

  13. Pumpkin-flavored marshmallows?!? I did not need to know about these! 😉

    I agree – Jillian is not missed. I’m liking this season, and Bob seems to have stepped it up a bit, which is fun to see. Also Dolvett? Yum. (hopefully Helen won’t come back to read the comments – she’s claimed him).

  14. Love your random coffee creation – those little things make the day feel special! I’m working on my camera skills too, I shudder when I look at some of the pictures from my original blog!

  15. OK, I’m craving soup now. That looks soooo good! I’m impressed with all the good eats you’ve come up with based on what you have.

  16. Ok wait, back up…… pumpkin spiced marshmallows!????????? Where did you get these!???

  17. I may have to go to Wal-Mart for those marshmallows, I hate that store more than anything, but I’ll make an exception 😉

    My nose has been acting up as well, I really hope I’m not coming down with something worse!!! Feel better soon 🙂

  18. That soup looks FANTASTIC, Biz!! Yum! It’s actually 70 here today, but I still want soup 🙂 It’s just that time of year. I really hope you’re not getting a cold. I’ve had a tickle in my throat since last weekend and seeing as my mom was sick, I’ve just been waiting for it…grrr. **jealous** of your chicken breast sale – what a great deal!!

  19. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hope you feel better soon Vat. I think that soup will cure all that ails you!!! I’ve been fighting something for a few days myself. ‘Tis the season I guess. PUMPKIN MARSHMALLOWS????? OOOH…where did you get those??? Take care!!

  20. Seems like everyone’s got the sniffles lately. 😦 Hope you feel better tomorrow!

    Wow! I got chicken breast for $1.49/lb and thought that was a good deal!

    Yum…I bet those marshmallows would make a killer smore! 🙂

  21. You always make the best soups – looks so tasty!. Hope you feel better soon!

  22. I used marinara sauce in soup the other night too (minestrone) and loved it!! Great Mexican spin, looks delicious!

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