Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have a single photo to entice you to make this delicious, healthy, crock pot (aka EASY) chicken tortilla soup recipe.  Just one measly iPhone photo.

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup - Oysters & Pearls

 

Not much to it, but it’s DELICIOUS.  And did I mention easy?  I’ve been back working in Thomasville a lot lately, and super busy with other stuff, but Wheat and I committed to eating healthy, homemade food at home and sticking to our budget going forward, so I’ve been trying to utilize my crock pot a lot more.  I sort of always forget about the crock pot, but I think mostly because I can’t stand using 3 cans of this, 1 packet of pre-made-full-of-sodium that, and dumping it all in and calling it homemade.  Not good, people.  Not good.  This recipe is about as healthy as a crock pot meal gets, and it was SO good, too.  I nabbed this recipe from The Skinny Fork (and barely tweaked it), which might be one of my new favorite food blogs.  Definitely check it out for some yum eats.

Healthy, Easy, Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup from The Skinny Fork
serves 6

ingredients

1 Lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (About 2-3 Breasts), Cubed
10 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies (RoTel)
14.5 Oz. Can Diced, Fire Roasted Tomatoes (No Salt Added), Un-drained
1 Bag Frozen Corn, Thawed
14.5 Oz. Black Beans (No Salt Added), Drained & Rinsed
1 Medium White Onion, Diced
2 Jalapeños, Seeds & Membranes Removed and Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
3 Cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth (I use Sodium Free Instant Chicken + Water)
1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tsp. Mexican Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper

Tortilla Strips:
White Corn Tortillas, Cut Into Strips
Salt & Pepper To Taste

Final Touch:
Lime, Cut Into 6 Wedges

Optional Suggested Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Diced Onion, Avocado, Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt, Cilantro, Etc.

instructions

Toss all the ingredients for the soup into your crock pot and give everything a good stir. Secure the lid and set to cook on low for 6-8 hours.

That’s it!  Really.  And it re-heats really well, too.  I couldn’t get enough of it!

If anyone’s interested in our current method of budgeting and eating at home, I thought about writing a post on that, too.  Not only are we doing it to save money (along with other things), but we are also trying to get back into the groove of eating whole, unprocessed, healthy foods again.  The busy, busy Christmas (and beyond) season got us eating out and indulgently far, far too often.  I have really, really gotten into yoga as of late, along with my fitbit, and I am planning a post on fitness goals and favorites, too.  Anyone interested in any of the above?

 

 

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