by Gale Compton
This slow cooker fiesta chicken soup is delicious year-round, but we especially love it during the cooler fall and winter months. Healthy chicken soups are a great way to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. Not only do you enjoy the protein of the chicken, but you also get to eat fresh, healthy veggies. Best of all, this fiesta soup is a great chicken recipe. Whether you are looking for a way to use leftover chicken, or you want to whip up a hearty chicken dish from scratch, this is a great option.
The other great thing about our fiesta soup recipe is the way it satisfies cravings for Mexican flavor. In many cases, Mexican dishes are loaded with saturated fat and calories. This soup lightens up the usual recipe, but keeps the same great smokey, spicy taste of the best Mexican dishes. It also pairs well with other traditional Mexican entrees. Try it as an accompaniment with our enchiladas or our vegetarian tacos.
Double the serving size of this SkinnyLicious soup and you’re still under 300 calories. Be sure to try out these 7 Sensational Soup Recipes and don’t miss Top 10 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes on Skinny Ms.
Yields: 10 | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 192 | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 202 mg | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Dietary fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 20 g
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (4.5 oz.) can diced green chili peppers
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, low sodium, fat-free (use more broth for a thinner soup)
- 1 cup frozen or fresh corn
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
- 2 chicken breasts fillets, skinless, cut into 1-2” cubes (no need to pre-cook)
Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
This recipe is featured in our cookbook, Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker.
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