Chicken Tortilla Soup [Recipe]

Chicken Tortilla Soup [Recipe]

They say chicken soup is good for the soul well I disagree. It’s not good it’s GREAT!!! When my mum was visiting recently I tried to find some ways that I could sneak extra protein into her meals. She doesn’t like to eat a lot in one go and enjoys soup so I picked up two cartons of Kirkland Signature Chicken Tortilla Soup from Costco. I couldn’t believe the macros! 1 cup (240g) yielded 11g of protein, and just 12g carbs and 3g of fat! I couldn’t resist having a bowl myself and serving it with a side of buttered toast. Mmmm so yummy and so comforting!

After my mum left I wound up having soup every day for lunch for a whole week. It made my life significantly easier as I spent minimal time in the kitchen prepping or cooking. Some days I’d have a big  bowl of salad with it and sometimes I’d just throw some extra veggies in to the post – collard greens, peppers, asparagus, that kind of thing. Anyway, it made tracking and cooking a breeze! So I decided I needed to make a big batch of it and freeze it into individual portions for future emergencies and weeks where I just need a break from the normal demands of the kitchen.

Make this into as many servings as you like, 8 is just a suggestion. You can also reduce the amount of chicken you use if you want less protein per portion. Hope you enjoy!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

A hearty and flavorful bowl of Mexican deliciousness! Throw everything in the slow cooker for this super easy family recipe.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Roz

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 32 oz. Newman's Own medium spice chunky salsa
  • 28 oz Black Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 packet Trader Joe's taco seasoning
  • 2.5 cups Frozen corn kernels
  • 3.5 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 serving tortilla chips optional

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients except the chicken to your slow cooker and combine well. 
  • Next add the whole chicken breasts. 
  • Set your slow cooker to cook on high for 3 hours. 
  • Test to see whether your chicken is soft enough to shred with 2 forks. Shred evenly or unevenly according to preference.  
  • Continue to cook on low for another hour and a half to 2 hours. 

Notes

Serve with tortilla chips & shredded cheese on top as an optional extra! - don't forget to include those macros 😉

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1085mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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