Skinny Chicken Enchilada Soup (Crock Pot or Stove Top)

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This main course soup is so easy to throw together, incredibly tasty and super filling. All the delicious flavors of an enchilada in one big bowl of soup! It has just the right amount of heat coming from the enchilada sauce. Each skinny serving has 242 calories, 4 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Crock-Pot Time: 4 hours on LOW heat
Stove Top Time: 45 minutes


Ingredients for Soup:

1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup celery chopped

1 cup red pepper, chopped

½ tablespoon garlic, minced

1 pound chicken breasts, diced (boneless, skinless)

2 (14.5 oz) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 (10-12 oz) can or bottle of red enchilada sauce, I used a bottle of Trader Joe’s, see shopping tips

1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, chopped

1½ cups frozen corn, not thawed


Ingredients for Topping: optional

Scallions, chopped

Reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Fat free sour cream or plain yogurt

Crushed, reduced-fat tortilla chips

Salsa


Instructions

1. In a microwave safe bowl, add onions, celery, red bell pepper and garlic. Cook about 3 minutes until the veggies are soft.

2. To cook in crock pot: Add cooked vegetables, chicken, chicken broth, enchilada sauce, beans, tomatoes and corn. Mix well. Cook on low 4 hours or on high 2 hours.

3. To cook on stove top: In a large soup pot, add cooked vegetables, chicken, chicken broth, enchilada sauce, beans, tomatoes and corn. Mix well. Bring to a boil, cover, turn down to simmer and cook covered for 30 minutes.

4. To serve: Ladle almost 2 cups soup in each bowl. Top with any or all of the optional toppings, if desired.  I like to add 1 tablespoon of scallions, cheese, yogurt and crushed tortilla chips to mine. Serve with salsa on the side, if desired.

Makes 6 servings (each serving almost 2 cups)


Shopping Tip

For this recipe, I used 1 (12oz) bottle of Trader Joe’s Enchilada Sauce. I also did the skinny facts based on this 12 oz bottle. Or you could use  1 (10 oz) can of red enchilada sauce found at most supermarkets.

Looking to buy a new crock-pot? Here’s one of my favorites: Crock-Pot Oval Manual Slow Cooker


Prep Tip

To cut down on fat and prep time, I like to sauté vegetables in the microwave, hands free and oil free, before adding them to a recipe.

 

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
6

NEW SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving, almost 2 cups (not including optional toppings)
242 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 37mg chol, 26g protein, 32g carbs, 6g fiber, 857mg sod, 5g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
225 calories, 1g sat. fat,  5g sugar, 26g protein