Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

With this nice cool fall weather we've been having lately, I have been craving warm cooked meals so my slow-coooker has come to the rescue.  I love that I can throw everything in there in the morning and then come home later and dinner is all ready for me, plus the house smells delicious!  We had this yummy chicken enchilada soup this week and I had to share because it's so good and just over 300 calories per serving!  I love finding something that is equally healthy and delicious so I hope you'll enjoy it as much as us.

chicken enchilada soup

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP

| INGREDIENTS |

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

3 garlic gloves, minced

3 cups chicken broth [use one with less sodium]

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 -2 teaspoons chipotle chile in adobe sauce, chopped [leave these out if you have small kids eating this - it will make it too spicy]

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 15oz can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

1 14oz can petite diced tomatoes

2 cups frozen corn kernels

1 teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

| FOR THE TOPPINGS |

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 medium Hass avocado, sliced

6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream [you can also use plain greek yogurt]

 

| DIRECTIONS |

For the soup: in a medium nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes.  Add to the slow-cooker along with the broth, tomato sauce, chipotle in adobe, cilantro, beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin, and oregano.  Add the chicken breasts.  Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove the chicken, shred it with two forks, and return it to the slow cooker.  

For the toppings:  To serve, ladle into 6 serving bowls and dividing evenly, top each with 2 tablespoons of cheddar, cilantro, avocado, and sour cream [you can also add green onions if desired].

Enjoy this great low-fat soup recipe with only 319 calories per serving!! Recipe from MyFitnessPal