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Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Some simple modifications can make this delicious soup even healthier! I reduce the sodium by using low-sodium chicken broth and fresh chilies instead of canned. Also, using vegetable cooking spray instead of oil helps reduce the fat content. Adding some tasty fresh toppings helps my family get more vitamins. I also reduce fat by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, banana peppers, and garlic into slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt, ground pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.
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Reviews

Sarah Jo
82
7/10/2012

I used one can diced tomatoes instead of whole peeled and I used more chicken broth in place of the water. Very quick to prepare. We topped this soup with a little shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat sour cream and I served homemade fry bread with it to sop up the broth. I'd make this again but I'd add more spices.

Nichole Madison
77
6/21/2012

Wonderful recipe! I was skeptic that the flavor would be ideal in a "healthier" version of this recipe, but it turned out wonderful! I used about 25% more chicken, half a can of diced jalapenos instead of banana peppers, a can of Bush's seasoned black beans and kept everything else the same. The chicken was added at the beginning raw, and turned out amazingly tender after cooking 7 hours.

adrie
61
6/13/2012

I am so excited to be the first reviewer and to have such wonderful things to say about this recipe! First of all it was so easy to make and it was so filling as well. I have two small boys and they both ate all of it! I did adjust a few things due to the fact that the kids are not big on spice incase it would be I only used one pepper. I also ended up cooking it on top of the stove top since I found out my crock pot was broken. Great it is a definite keeper:)