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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Only 5 WW Points!!!)

You're gonna love me for this one.  My bestie shared this recipe with me, and it's one of our house favorites now.  Delicious!  And the best part about it - it's only 5 Weight Watchers points.  Can't beat that for Mexican food!  And the second best thing about it - it's a crock pot meal that's oh so easy!  Try it, and I promise you won't be disappointed.
Ingredients plus a few garnish options
Here's your shopping list:

- 3-4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast (frozen or not - doesn't matter)
- 1 can kidney beans (15.5 oz)
- 1 can black beans (15.5 oz)
- 1 can Rotel Original (10 oz)
- 1 packet taco seasoning mix
- 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels

What it looks like when you dump all the ingredients in the crock pot
Dump it all in a crock pot and forget about it.

Note: The chicken does not need to be defrosted (a nice perk).  I like to put it in the crock pot the night before then refrigerate it and take it out the next morning and plug it in.  That way it doesn't slow my morning down.

What it looks like when it's done and the chicken is shredded
Put the crock pot on low for 8 hours or so OR on high for 4 hours or so.  (Always check the chicken to make sure it's done all the way through.  Y'all know I'm paranoid about that.)  Then when it's done, take two forks and pull the chicken apart until it's shredded.

You can either enjoy it just the way it is (which is 5 points a serving if the whole pot is 8 servings), or you can garnish it.  Here are some yummy options:

- tortilla chips (4 points for 12 chips - not worth the points to me since it's so yummy already, but if you're not on a diet, it's worth it)
- baked low-carb, whole wheat tortillas (1 point for 1 tortilla or 3 points for 2)
- avocado (3 points for 1/4 avocado)
- cilantro (0 points)
- shredded cheese (3 points for 1/4 cup)
Instead of baking the tortillas, I sprayed a little bit of Pam on the griddle and put these on high heat.  I kept turning them until they were crispy.  Then when they cooled off and hardened a little more, I broke them into chip size pieces.  Yummy! They would be good with some guacamole, too.
Make this tomorrow!  You won't regret it!  And be sure to tell me how you loved it.  ;)

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  1. I cannot wait to try this...


  2. It was SO delicious when you sent me home with some a few weeks ago!!

    AND, I tried roasting my asparagus last night. SO good!!

  3. YUM!!! This looks so good! I'm going to make it this week :)

  4. Yay! Let me know how you like it!

  5. This looks like a winner! I will definitely have to try it. I'm visiting from Serenity Now.

  6. Chicken Tortilla soup is one of my favorite soups but I always had to order at a restaurant b/c I didn't have a recipe. This one looks really good and easy. I will have to give it a try.


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