Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I used store bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe. It only takes 2-3 hours to cook on high. Optional toppings are cilantro, jalapeños, low fat sour cream and low fat cheese!

Ingredients:

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes (or regular if you prefer less spicy)

1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

4 cups cooked and shredded chicken (or rotisserie chicken)

1 (1 ounce) packed Taco Seasoning

1 (11 ounce) can steamed corn, drained and rinsed


For The Tortilla Chips:

2 cups canola oil

2 8″ Old El Paso Burrito Tortillas

1 tablespoon Old El Paso Taco Seasoning


Directions:

Heat oil over medium/high heat in a medium skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. I like mine to be a bit under-sauteed, to keep a bit of their crunch.

Once sauteed, add the onion and garlic to a slow cooker over high heat. Add in all other ingredients except for tortillas and garnishes. Stir to combine.

Heat on high, covered, for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.

Before serving, prepare the tortilla crisps:

In a small saucepan, heat the canola oil over medium/high heat.

Spray each tortilla with olive oil and sprinkle with the taco seasoning. Use a pastry brush to spread out the taco seasoning evenly.

Using a pizza cutter, cut each tortilla into 1/2 inch strips.

Cook the strips in batches, about 2-4 minutes or until browned. Some of the taco seasoning will come off into the oil, and that’s okay.

Using a slotted spoon, remove the strips and allow to drain on a paper towel.

When ready to serve the soup, serve garnished with extra cilantro, low fat sour cream, jalapenos, and tortilla strips. Or any of your favorite toppings!

Enjoy!


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