Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

 Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup


Warm up with Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup. A light and satisfying bowl of Mexican-inspired comfort. Every Tuesday night is taco night at my house. I was tired of tacos, so I came up with this soup! For this recipe, I combined my favorite tortilla soup (Max and Erma's) and the soup I usually do. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup



Cook time: 6 Hr  Prep time: 1 Hr   Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
1 can cheddar cheese soup (10.5 oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup, fat-free (10.5 oz)
1 can cream of celery soup (10.5 oz)
1 can cream of chicken soup, fat-free (10.5 oz)
2 can low-sodium chicken broth (14. 5 oz each)
28 oz diced tomatoes
1 can chopped green chiles (4.5 oz)
1 sm onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
3 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp red chili powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (16 oz)
1 can white hominy, drained (16 oz)
1 c frozen corn
3 lg chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (about 3 cups)
1 1/2 c sharp chedder
1/3 c chopped cilantro
TOPPINGS
sour cream, fat-free
avocado
small bag of Mission's tortilla strips or chips
chopped green onions or chives
Directions
Test Kitchen Tips: While cooking, we did add salt, pepper, and a few teaspoons of cumin. We boiled and shredded 3 large chicken breasts and used the broth it made in place of the canned broth.
1. In a large Crock Pot or stock pot, add the creamed soups, cheddar cheese soup, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and green chiles. Stir well.
2. Add chopped onion and garlic.
3. Add chili powder, salt and pepper (to taste), and any other seasonings you would like.
4. Stir in black beans, white hominy, and frozen corn.
5. Stir in shredded chicken. If using a stock pot, cook on medium heat for about an hour stirring occasionally. If using a Crock Pot, cook on low for 4-6 hours.
6. Add cheese and cilantro 1 hour before serving. Taste for seasonings. Add more salt, pepper, or more chili powder if needed.
7. While cooking, add water or more broth if it's too thick for you.
8. Garnish with tortilla strips or chips, light sour cream, and chives or chopped green onions! Even add sliced avocados to give it a California flare... yummy!
9. Notes!: I added cayenne pepper to my bowl for more kick but not to the whole pot... kids. Watch how much salt you add. Canned soups can have a lot of salt. Campbell's Heart Healthy is a good choice.

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