Monday, February 22, 2016

Cooking with the JETS

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker

My daughter-in-law makes this each year for Christmas Eve dinner following her church's candlelight service. Serve it up with tamales and either broken tortilla chips added to soup or make your own tortilla strips. I keep mine low-fat by cutting flour tortillas into strips about 1/2" wide, spraying them with olive oil cooking spray, and baking in the oven until crisp and slightly browned, then add them to the soup. Delicious, warm, and filling.

1.5 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 -15 oz. can whole tomatoes
1 - 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
1 med. onion, chopped
1 - 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 - 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. chili powder
1 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 - 10 oz. package frozen corn
1 can black beans or pinto beans
1 T. dried chopped cilantro
Shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese

In slow cooker combine: chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chilies, and garlic. Then add water, chicken broth, and spices. Stir in corn, beans, and cilantro. Cover and cook on LOW 6 - 8 hours or HIGH for 3 - 4 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf. 

Serve in bowls with tortilla chips/strips and shredded cheese.

Nancy Russell


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Jennifer said...

Super yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

capitalcitycrafts said...

So easy and delicious, thanks!

Michele said...

Sounds yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

SatinDollCo said...

Yum! Sounds super easy to make. Going to have to try this.

Beadsme said...

Oh yumm. This sounds delicious.

jemsbyjb said...

Wowza this is yummy. Love anything I can make in the slow cooker. Will be putting this together really soon.

Tracy said...

Perfect for a cool day!

Mollie Ann said...

Mmmmm ... delicious!!!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Yum, this sounds so good, and I really like that you cook it in the crock pot. That way you can play with beads while it cooks! :-)

SendingLoveGallery said...

will have to try this - thanks Nancy!

Unknown said...

Totally Drool Worthy!
Thank you!!

Brooke said...

I'm going to have to try this one! Love the low cal/fat idea for the tortilla strips too.