July 13, 2024

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup by Helen Agresti, R.D.

Autumn has arrived. Embrace the shorter days and colder weather by pulling out your slow cooker. Simply toss in the ingredients in the morning, then return home where a warm, ready to eat, healthy meal for the whole family awaits. What could be easier?


Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup


1 (3-4 lb.) store bought rotisserie chicken, skin removed, meat shredded

1 (32 oz.) box fat-free and low-sodium chicken broth

2 (14.5 oz.) cans chopped stewed tomatoes

1 Tablespoon garlic, minced

1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, chopped

1/2 cup salsa (mild)

1/2 cup salsa conqueso (medium)

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

1 Tablespoon cumin, ground

2 cups Mexican cheese

light sour cream

tortilla strips


1.  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker except cheese, sour cream, and chips.

2.  Cover. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream, cheese and chips.

Recipe by Helen Agresti. Helen is a Registered Dietitian with Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC.  She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 5 children.  For more Nutrition advice and healthy recipes follow her on twitter @HelenAgresti and on the web www.pronutritionconsulting.com


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