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Recipe: Tortilla Soup

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Let your slow-cooker do the work

This no-fuss Mexican recipe is easy to make, flavorful and filling. Let your slow-cooker do the work. Plus, it’s a great source of lean protein and fiber – and a hit with the kids!

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
2 15-oz cans diced salt-free tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 can chopped mild green chilies, drained
1 15-oz can no-salt added black beans, drained
1 ½ cups frozen corn
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups sodium-free chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
4 corn tortillas, sliced into ¼ inch strips
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese (about 1 tablespoon per serving)
Lime wedges

Preparation

  1. Place chicken in slow-cooker. Combine tomatoes, chilies, black beans, corn, onion, garlic, cumin and chicken broth in a bowl.
  2. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken from slow-cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to slow-cooker. Adjust seasonings, adding more broth if necessary.
  4. Just before serving, add tortillas and cilantro to slow-cooker. Stir to blend.
  5. Serve in soup bowls, topping each serving with cheese and a squeeze of lime juice

Nutritional information

Makes 6 servings – Serving size is 1.5 cups

Calories: 336
Fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 5 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 238 mg
Potassium: 256 mg

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  • Josephine

    Do you cook the chicken before adding it to the slow cooker? Or will the slow cooker for 3 hours cook it at the appropriate temperature?