Monday, October 29, 2012

Chickadilla Soup (Crock Pot)

I just had a bowl of this for breakfast... ran out of eggs.  :)  This was a delicious bowl of soup!  Low-calorie, really low-fat, but a bit high on the sodium side.  I put nutrition info below the recipe.  You can probably reduce the sodium in the individual ingredients, it's the chicken base that added the most sodium to it.  It makes 8 large servings, so it can feed a crew and still have some for leftovers.  You could even freeze half of it for later.  I added some Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce to my bowl for some added spice, you could also put in a bit of cheese, maybe crush in some tortilla/corn chips.  The kids ate it up and had second helpings.  Great recipe to throw into your crockpot in the morning to be ready for supper on a chilly day!!

Chickadilla Soup (Crock Pot)

5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 5 and YES, I put it in frozen)
28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
10-ounce can enchilada sauce (I used mild)
4-ounce can peeled, chopped green chilies
4 cups water*
4 teaspoons chicken base (I use Tone's)*
1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained & rinsed (I used reduced sodium)
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed (I used reduced sodium)
10 ounces frozen corn
2 tablespoons dried minced onion (or 1/2 a medium chopped onion)
1 tablespoon freeze dried cilantro (I have found this in SuperTarget - it says it's as good as using fresh)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in a 5-6 quart slow cooker.  Mix a bit and cook on low about 8 hours or high 3-4 hours.  About an hour before ending time (eating time), use a potato masher and mash the chicken into shreds.  It should 'shred' quite easily.  If it doesn't, turn it on high for an hour.

*If you don't have chicken base, just use a quart of chicken broth, you reduced sodium if you like.

Nutrition - courtesy of
8 larger portion servings:  Calories - 257, Fat - 3.82g, Cholesterol - 41mg, Sodium - 1046mg, Potassium - 458mg, Total Carbs - 34.35g, Protein 24.03g

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