Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tortilla(less) Soup

Today I'm excited to share this recipe with you guys! In the past month or so I have completely overhauled my eating habits - I've cut out all dairy and sugar to really kick start my new healthy eating, getting fit lifestyle. I am so thankful to say my taste buds have changed a bit too. No longer do I hate all veggies, and my body hasn't craved anything sweet (like my once daily sugary coffee drinks!) in quite a while. I know it's only been about five weeks since I've taken on these habits, so I know I'm in the honeymoon phase, and that it will get more difficult to resist some of my old favorites, but I will do my best. I plan to still indulge every once in a while (because I can't imagine giving up cheese forever!) but only in moderation.

Onto the recipe - it is one of my new favorites! It came about as I was going through my pantry and freezer one morning, and thinking about what kind of meal I could come up with on the cheap! It's a slow cooker meal, so you stick all the ingredients in there and forget about it. Better yet, it's clean eating and only 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus!

weight watchers friendly chicken tortilla(less) soup -


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used frozen)
  • Mrs. Dash salt-free fiesta lime seasoning (a few dashes, a little more than a teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 chopped onion (frozen or fresh - I used frozen)
  • 1 bag multicolor bell peppers (you can buy these at Trader Joe's and most grocery stores)
  • 1 can low sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
  • 1 carton low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen brown rice (again, I bought mine at Trader Joe's, but you can find frozen brown rice at most grocery stores!)

Directions: Place chicken in your slow cooker first. Add a few dashes of Mrs. Dash salt-free fiesta lime seasoning to each chicken breast . Then pour your minced garlic over your chicken, then the onions. I think it's important to do those ingredients in that order with this, so that the flavors will soak into the chicken. Then pour in the full bag of bell pepper strips, black beans, rotel (hot, medium or mild, whichever you prefer!) and then chicken broth. Let those ingredients cook on high for four hours, or low for six. Take out your chicken breasts, and shred (this should be very easy to do with two forks.) Then add your bag of frozen corn and frozen brown rice and continue cooking for a half hour on high, one hour on low.

You could garnish this with avocado, sour cream, plain greek yogurt, chips or cheese (just remember those will all add calories/WW points.) I thought this had plenty of flavor on it's own, and didn't garnish it with anything, but my girl at it with a bit of shredded monterey jack cheese on top.

It's filled with veggies, heart-healthy beans, whole grain brown rice and lean chicken. It's delicious, and filling, and perfect for a winter night!

Here's the Weight Watchers Points Plus breakdown:

Weight Watchers points plus breakdown for Clean Eating Chicken Tortilla(less) Soup -

5 x 7 printable recipe card:

I hope you guys enjoy it, and let me know if you decide to try it for yourselves!
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