Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, taken from Prevention RD’s Everyday Healthy Cooking: 100 Light and Delicious Recipes to Promote Energy, Weight Loss, and Well-Being (August 2013) by Nicole Morrisse, is a twist on chicken noodle soup that will keep you well and satisfied in these frigid months. But, it’s a recipe you you can keep in your cache throughout summer, too! Check out Nicole’s other crock pot recipes here.
1 ¼ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (15-oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes
1 (10-oz.) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ cups water
1 (15-oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
1-2 chipotles in adobo, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 whole bay leaf
6 whole corn tortillas
Olive oil spray
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
In an electric slow cooker, combine chicken and the first 12 ingredients (through bay leaf). Cover, and cook on low 7-9 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
20 minutes before serving, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly spray both sides of tortillas with olive oil, cut tortillas into 2 ½-by-1/2-inch strips. Place on a baking sheet. Bake, turning occasionally, until crisp, 5-10 minutes.
Just before serving, stir cilantro into soup. Serve with tortilla strips on top of soup.
Yield: 5 servings (approximately 1 ½ cups each)
Nutrition information (per serving): 262 calories, 3.2 g fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium, 26.4 g carbogydrate, 4.4 g fiber, 29.6 g protein
Stop resorting to juicing cleanses or low-carb fiascos à la Dr. Atkins—registered dietitian Nicole Morrissey offers smart, sustainable solutions to healthy weight loss. Since 2009 her Prevention RD blog has been devoted to sharing recipes and weight-loss triumphs. Now her cookbook, Prevention RD’s Everyday Healthy Cooking: 100 Light and Delicious Recipes to Promote Energy, Weight Loss, and Well-Being (August 2013), helps readers stop procrastinating their fitness goals by encouraging a proactive, healthy approach to weight loss—with all food groups included.