Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

I am going to share a recipe for one of my favorite things- Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup!  
I love to use my crock pot.  I make at least 1-2 big meals a week in the crock pot that can easily be warmed over.  I divide it up into single servings in Tupperware containers, and we have lunch for most of the week.  I love that everything is ready when I get home.  
There is a local Mexican restaurant, La Carreta, that has some of the best tortilla soup.  That's what I get every time we go.  There is one 10 minutes from our house.  We started a tradition to go on the weekends.  We can both eat a full meal and get a few rounds of 2 for 1 beers for around $10!  They have live music on Thursdays and Saturdays too.  
Now I know what you are thinking... "Soup in the summertime in Louisiana?  It's 100 degrees outside!"  But soup is very filling and light.  I like to eat it with a salad.  
I found this recipe on SparkRecipes, but I modified it a bit.  It is so easy to make, makes a ton of food, and not bad nutrition-wise.    I made this yesterday.  Now on to the recipe! 
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Makes 8 servings
Calories per serving: 163; total fat: 2g; Carbs: 20g; Protein: 17.6g
  • 1 lb frozen chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped- I used diced onion in a jar to save time
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles
  • 3 (14.5) oz cans chicken broth
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Throw everything in the crock pot, stir, and set it on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
I like to serve over tortilla chips garnished with green onions, shredded low fat cheese, and sliced avocado.  
This picture was my lunch today.    

XO- Heather


  1. Yum , im definitely trying this next week :)

  2. it's delish! let me know if you try it!

  3. I'm obsessed with La Carreta's Tortilla Soup!!!
    Does this taste similar??

  4. I'm obsessed with La Carreta's Tortilla Soup!!!
    Does this taste similar??


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