There are so many recipes out there on how to make slow cooker or crockpot chicken tortilla soup, so I decided to tweak my recipe to reflect my low carbohydrate-high protein healthy start to 2019. Warming up to hot, healthy and delicious chicken tortilla soup is just the ticket and this one is packed with protein and rich spicy flavor. There are so many perfect cold weather soups that can be slow-cooked in the crockpot on these cold January days. I especially love being able to use ingredients that I already have in my pantry as well as bulk items I have purchased from local wholesale clubs.
1 lb. organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 15-oz. can Black Beans, rinsed or 1 pound dried beans cooked and drained (I cook my dried beans in the pressure cooker ahead of time and freeze for dishes just like this!)
1 cups frozen corn
1 package frozen red and green peppers and onion (I use the frozen packages from BJ's Wholesale)
2 10-oz. cans diced tomatoes and green chilies (plain diced tomatoes if you don't want it to be too spicy)
3 tsp, granulated garlic
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
No-Fat Organic Greek Yogurt (we buy the huge tubs from Costco for $5...you just can't beat that)
Organic Tortilla Chips (again, Costco...I'm kind of a fan)
1. First add your chicken, then the black beans, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and chicken broth.
2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
3. Take the chicken out and shred on a cutting board. Set aside for a moment.
4. Before placing the chicken back into the crockpot, use a hand emulsifier to grind up the soup mixture. I do this because (a) my daughter likes to help and thinks it's fun and (b) I can also use this as a dip for future use!
5. Add the chicken back in and stir.
6. Now add your cheese.
Serve it with no fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Add a few slices of avocado on the side and you are set! Oh and don't forget the tortilla chips!
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