Slow-Cooker Mexican Fire Roasted Tomato-Chicken Soup

If your family enjoys Mexican food, check out this zesty soup, loaded with veggies and shredded chicken, and topped with crispy tortilla strips. It's conveniently made in a slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 20 min
  • Servings 7

Ingredients

1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn (from 12-oz bag)
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
sweet red bell pepper, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
9
soft corn tortillas (6 inch), cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
Lime wedges, if desired
Chopped avocado, if desired

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. in slow cooker, mix chicken, broth, corn, tomatoes, black beans, bell pepper, onion, tortilla strips from 6 of the tortillas, the chili powder, cumin, salt, red pepper and cilantro.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 7 hours (or on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3 Remove chicken; shred with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker. Stir in cilantro.
  • 4 In 9-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook remaining tortilla strips in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp and light golden brown. Top individual servings of soup with tortilla strips. Garnish with lime wedges and avocado.

Expert Tips

Fire roasted tomatoes add a subtle smoky flavor to the chili. Regular diced tomatoes can be substituted if you have those on hand instead.

To easily chop cilantro, place in a small glass measuring cup and cut with kitchen scissors.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/4 Cups)
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1170mg
1170%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.