Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

chicken tortilla soup recipe

Are you looking for a tasty yet easy to make chicken tortilla soup recipe? This is certainly one soup that is simple enough to make and yet offers plenty of flavor for your family to enjoy. I decided to share this soup with a few of my readers, and I was really surprised by how delicious the dish was! If you want to try it, just follow the recipe below:

This chicken tortilla soup recipe is actually pretty simple. It consists of a couple of cups of soup (make sure that you buy low-fat or fat-free chicken broth if you are going to use it) plus one or two cans of whole tomatoes, washed and drained, plus some low-fat or fat-free cream cheese.

Fresh Vegetables

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Its hearty tomato and chicken soup base blend perfectly with chunky shredded chicken, fresh beans, and fresh vegetables. You could also sprinkle some tortilla chips on top with some healthy sprinkling of cheese or combine the soup with warm, fresh Home-style Dinner Rolls for a delicious, low-calorie, low-fat meal.

Let’s get started! In the microwave, heat up the chicken soup and put in the lentils, tomato paste, and herbs (such as oregano, cilantro, and cumin). Stir through and let simmer for about five minutes. After simmering, add the corn and fire roasted tomatoes, being careful not to add too much at once. Cover for about ten minutes to let the flavors meld.

The Ingredients

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Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked. Then remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients, including the black beans and corn (or dried chili beans, if you are serving it as an ethnic dish).

Adjust your seasoning if necessary: sour cream, pepper, Cayenne pepper, ground ginger, powdered garlic, onion powder, and salt to taste. Stir through all of these ingredients. Place everything into a pot, and cover until it is simmering gently. Keep an eye on it to make sure that all of the ingredients cook thoroughly.

Covered In The Tortilla

Five minutes before serving, pull the pot from the heat. Turn the chicken into the tortilla, and use a spatula or fork to open up the filling and spread the chicken inside. Scrape any leftover scraps into the bowl of prepared tortilla. Make sure it is fully covered in the tortilla, and enjoy this easy weeknight meal!In case you do not have a slow cooker, or simply do not have time to cook this dish, consider shredding up some fresh tomatoes into a bowl of mixed vegetables for a flavorful and colorful alternative to the traditional chicken and beans.

Add some corn, black beans, chopped onions, bell pepper or Anaheim pepper, and adjust the seasonings as needed: some prefer a little more oregano, others a bit less. If you are feeling adventurous, make a big batch and freeze it – defrost it later, heat it up, and serve with crackers. A slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe that is this easy can be served with some baked tortillas (use corn chips instead if you are concerned about their crunchiness) for a satisfying yet healthy snack.

Final Words

It is also possible to reduce the calorie count by using frozen or canned tomatoes, reducing the number of pounds of fat used in this dish. In this variation on a traditional chicken soup recipe, dried oregano is added to the cream as it simmers and is well worth trying – the spicy, herbaceous flavor is sure to be memorable. A chicken soup made with reduced fat sour cream and reduced calories are a real treat that the whole family will enjoy.

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