Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Soup

I couldn't wait to try this crock pot recipe I found on Pinterest, my go-to these days for cooking inspiration.   To be real honest, I've really only cooked one meal with our crock pot, sad I know (please feel free to send me any tasty recipes you might like to share), so that's why I was so excited to venture out and make this amazing soup.  It's very easy to prepare, extremely healthy and full of delicious authentic flavor.  Enjoy! 

Chicken Enchilada Soup
adapted from:  Skinny Taste

2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups low sodium fat-free chicken broth
8 oz can tomato sauce
1-2 tsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce (or more to taste for a lil more heat)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus more for garnish)
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes (I used tomatoes in garlic & olive oil)
2 cups frozen corn
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 8 oz skinless chicken breasts (16 oz total)
1/4 cup chopped scallions, for topping
3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
fat free sour cream (optional) 

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crock pot.

To the crock pot, add drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with  sour cream, cheese, scallions and cilantro. You can also top with avocado, fresh lime juice and crushed tortilla chips.

{Freezer friendly, whether you want to make your meals ahead to freeze for the month, or save your leftovers for lunch. To reheat you can microwave or reheat over the stove.}

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  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I love chicken tortilla soup so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.