Monday, January 21, 2008

Recipe of the Day!

Chicken Soup With Lime
Makes: 4 Servings
Looking for something to really warm you up? Give your usual chicken noodle soup a Mexican-inspired makeover for a taste that's muy caliente!

START TO FINISH: 30 minutes

12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
Kosher salt (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 teaspoons minced)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed, or 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
2 14-ounce cans chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 large tomato, chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
* If desired, season chicken with kosher salt and black pepper.

In a Dutch oven, cook chicken and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in chili powder, cumin seeds, and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth and green onions. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in tomato, lime juice, and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts per serving:
178 cal., 8 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 45 mg chol., 719 mg sodium, 6 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 21 g pro.
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Dr. Guttersen's Tip of the Day
Cold Relief in a Bowl

Looking for quick-and-easy head cold relief? Look no further than a steaming bowl of chicken soup! Researchers at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami tested the effects of chicken soup on the common-cold symptoms of a stuffy and a runny nose. They found that chicken soup temporarily eases these symptoms and, when compared with the effect of moist steam alone, increases the speed with which mucus moves through the nose — an important part of how the body rids itself of cold and flu viruses!

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