Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 sweet bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced *optional
1 TBSP C&C Taco Seasoning
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 can (28 oz) of diced tomatoes
3 cups salt free chicken or vegetable broth
2 TBSP tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 TBSP lime juice
Garnishes: avocado, cilantro, sour cream, tortilla strips, salsa, hot sauce

Heat oil in a sauce pan, add onion and cook 1-2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add jalapeno, bell pepper and taco seasoning and cook 1 minute more.

Stir in beans, corn, tomatoes, broth and tomato paste. Season to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 5 – 10 minutes. Add lime juice, adjust seasonings and serve with garnish.

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