Skinny Enchilada Soup in the Crock

I’ve been trying to fight off the cold that’s been hanging over DC the last few weeks– so there have been many soups on the menu lately.  This recipe is one of my FAVES as it is super easy (super low calorie) and makes use of my shiny brand new crockpot that we got as a wedding gift from a favorite Pi Phi of mine.  Adventures in cooking have proven to be easiest when you can throw everything into a crockpot and let it do the work for hours on end– while you online shop go to work or hit the gym.


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Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 4-5 tsp. of chili adobo sauce
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package of frozen corn
  • 15 oz. can of black beans
  • 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatos
  • 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped scallions, for garnish
  • cheese, sour cream, avocado for topping

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Directions:

  1.  Heat oil in a saucepan and add the garlic and onion, saute until fragrant (about 2-3 minutes)
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and chili adobo sauce and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes, adding the dried seasonings
  4. Pour the mixture into the crockpot and add the cilantro, raw chicken, corn, and black beans
  5. Cook on low for 4-6 hours
  6. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred *be sure to check out my tips on shredding chicken below!
  7. Replace the shredded chicken into the crockpot and season additionally to taste with salt/pepper/oregano
  8. Serve topped with scallions, sour cream, cheese, or avocado- whichever you prefer, it’s great any way!

I have the BEST TIP for shredding chicken and it involves my favorite appliance- the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for this brilliant idea, as a dear friend shared it with me– but it’s too good not to share with you.  When you remove the chicken from the crock, immediately toss it in your Kitchen Aid bowl and using the flat beater attachment, and on a LOW setting, shred the chicken.  This works wonders, but be sure to keep an eye on it, as it shreds it quickly and you don’t want to shred it too finely.  This is great for this recipe, or anytime you need to shred chicken.  It is my go-to now and I use it all the time for chicken salad, AND who doesn’t love a new use for their stand mixer?

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Does anyone have any unconventional uses for their Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer? OR any great crockpot recipes? I’d love to hear about it! Bon Apetit!

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