Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Some simple modifications can make this already healthy (and delicious) soup even healthier! I reduce the sodium by using low-sodium chicken broth and fresh chilis instead of canned. Also, using vegetable cooking spray instead of oil helps reduce the fat content. Adding some tasty fresh toppings helps my family get more vitamins. I also reduce fat by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Modified from: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup


Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



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  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, cubanelle peppers, and garlic into a slow cooker. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup. Pass bowls of toppings.
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