October 10, 2011

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is nothing really new or groundbreaking, and it's very similar to the tortilla soup I make quite often but this recipe was just different enough that nobody complained that it was the same old thing I always make. It is a combination of simple tortilla soup and another recipe I had cut & pasted, not sure where it originally came from. It's a super simple dump everything in the crock pot meal, perfect for a lazy Monday.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Put in the crock pot-
2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can ro-tel
1 small can tomato sauce
1 packet of taco seasoning

Cook this on high for 2-3 hours or till the chicken is done. Then cut up the chicken into small pieces. I have been known to just mash it all up with a potato masher, usually the chicken gets soft & tender enough for that to work.

Then add-
1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 cup frozen corn
1 can cream of chicken soup (I used reduced fat/sodium)
1/2 soup can of milk

Cook for another hour or so. Then, it's done!

I mixed lime juice & cilantro into some sour cream and dolloped that on top along with some pepper jack cheese, green onions and diced red pepper. I forgot that I had some tortilla chips, they would've been good crushed up on top too.

Here's mine-

And my daughter insisted I take a pic of hers. She doctored it up all by herself.

She loved the soup and finished her whole bowl. It helped to have the motivation of seeing Barney at the bottom when she was all done.

And today I'm proud to say we had several foods from the 'foods you should eat everyday' list. Breakfast was oat pancakes with walnuts, we had yogurt for our after school snacks, the soup had black beans and tomatoes and we had some carrots & peanut butter for our before bed snack. That's 6 out of 8. Not bad!


Dagni said...

Thanks for the great recipe. And I'm glad you are eating so many healthy foods.

Linda said...

I love chicken enchilada soup - this looks really yummy!!