Since we’re heading into the depths of winter, I think it’s important to find for you some recipes to warm you up. I think the slow cooker is the way to keep you warm this winter. You throw a bunch of ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and crawl back in your warm bed for a few hours. That’s my kind of cooking! My wife found this one on www.gimmesomeoven.com. It’s a great high protein recipe that’s easy to put together with only 10 minutes of prep time. Enjoy!
This slow cooker chicken enchilada soup recipe only takes about 10 minutes of prep time, and it is oh-so-delicious and comforting.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
2 cups good-quality chicken stock
1 1/4 cup (or 1 10-ounce can) red enchilada sauce*, homemade or store-bought
2 (14-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
1 (15-ounce) can whole-kernel corn**, drained
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt, or more/less to taste
optional garnishes: chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, diced red onion, shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips/chips
Add all ingredients to a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cook for 3-4 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours on low heat, until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. Use two forks to shred the chicken.
Serve warm, with optional garnishes.
You can also refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Or freeze it for up to 3 months.
*If you are making this soup gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free enchilada sauce.
**If you don’t like that much corn, just use half a can, drained. This will lower the carb and calorie counts as well.