Chicken Tortilla Soup

30 Apr

This is not to be confused with a recipe that I posted earlier under crockpot dinners.   This is a weight watchers version and a much lighter soup.  I love it!!!!! I made it ahead of time and then put it in the crockpot in the morning before I went to work. It was so nice coming home from work and not worrying about cooking dinner.  I had also made the tortilla strips ahead of time.  The only problem with those, is that I kept snacking on them all week and almost didn’t have enough for the soup.  Loved this soup.  I think you could get creative and add other things like black beans and add more condiments when serving like avocados.

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 bowl (about 2 cups)
Calories: 135
Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 14 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 14.8 g
Points+: 3 pts
Here are the ingredients:
1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce (I used hot to give it a kick)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
2 gloves garlic, minced
2 cups of water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
7 corn tortillas
1 lime
vegetable oil
Bring a pot of water to a boil and boil chicken for 15 minutes.  With cooking shears or a fork, thoroughly shred your chicken and place in slow cooker.  Add tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles and garlic.  Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.  Stir in corn and cilantro.  Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil.  Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on baking sheet.  I sprinkled the tortillas with some sea salt to give them a great flavor.  Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 minutes.  To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup and garnish with a lime.   I added a dollop of fat free sour cream. 
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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Recipes, Weight Watchers


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