Dec 29, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup



Everything I love about chicken enchiladas... in a bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups lately, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a meal and it doesn't require dirtying too many pots.

I basically took my chicken enchilada recipe and added some black beans, corn and chicken broth and threw it all into the crock pot.


A few hours later this delicious bowl of soup emerged which I topped with cheese, scallions, cilantro and a dallop of fat free sour cream. I served it with avocado on the side since I grew up eating avocado in my soup. This was very tasty, filling and had just the right amount of kick! Add more or less chipotle to your taste.

I've labeled this as freezer friendly, whether you want to make your meals ahead to freeze for the month, or save your leftovers for lunch. To reheat you can microwave or reheat over the stove. To see other freezer friendly meals, click here.




Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups + cheese • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 260.9 • Fat: 6.6 g • Protein: 25.4 g • Carb: 29.9 g • Fiber: 6.7 g Sugar: 4.1 g
Sodium: 572 mg (without salt) 



Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups low sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus more for garnish)
  •  15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 8 oz skinless chicken breasts (16 oz total)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, for topping
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • fat free sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crock pot.

To the crockpot, add drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir. Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with fat free sour cream, cheese, scallions and cilantro. You can also top with avocado or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

272 comments :

  1. sounds yummy, got some leftover turkey, will try it tomorrow.

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  2. I've never cooked chicken breats (from the raw state) in a cockpot. Does it get hot enough to cook safely?

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    1. Yes it cooks it all the way as long as it cooks for 8-10 hours.

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  3. Just to be sure, the chicken goes in raw, right? And it cooked directly in the soup?

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  4. CarmenCortez12/29/11, 4:18 PM

    Dying to try this!!! Holy cow YUM!!! Why didn't I ever think of this!!!

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  5. where is the flour in the ingredients list? How much do I add?

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    1. there isnt any flour needed, its awesome!

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  6. Can't wait to try this! Love your chicken enchilada recipe so this should be a winner! I love chicken in the crockpot. I often cook a family size package to shred and freeze for making quick weekday dinners.

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  7. YUM! For the serving size, how much cheese is included in the NI?

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  8. I cook raw chicken in the crock pot all the time, it's great and shreds easily!!

    Anonymous, thanks for catching that, I will fix! No flour, I was going to add it, then decided not to.

    Cara, so do I!

    The cheese is 2 tbsp per bowl.

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    1. could you add shredded strips of corn tortillas for more of the corn flavor of the enchilada's??? Sounds fantastic

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  9. This sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it out!

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  10. As someone who usually only cooks for two, I am so excited about the Freezer Friendly category! Thanks for adding this feature. This new recipe looks amazing too.

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  11. Recipe looks great, but I'm guessing that you "threw" it all into the crock pot instead of
    "through" it....

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    1. That was rude.

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    2. Very rude indeed.. Who cares how it was spelled? Did you enjoy the recipe? Show some appreciation!
      I am making this right now and can't wait to eat it tonight! Only thing is I couldn't find the chilis in adobe sauce.. So I just got reg chilis and added some chipotle seasoning that I had. Thanks again for the great recipe! You're my culinary hero!

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    3. Nothing rude about letting her know there's a typo. It's one that wouldn't get caught in a typical spell-check, and she prefaced by saying the recipe looks great. Which it does.

      P.S. I'm making this recipe this week. I'm very excited about it.

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    4. Actually, it was done in a very passive aggressive manner, which is both rude and very childish. There are much nicer way to point out a spelling error.

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  12. Another amazing dish! I love it! It looks tasty! I am loving crockpot cooking, makes life so much easier!

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  13. Yum, yum...just the right soup for a cold day like today. Thank you!

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  14. I love it when you save my life. There is plain boring soup in my crock pot RIGHT NOW that I was deciding how to make yummy. Thanks to you, it is salvageable. Awesome.

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  15. Looks like a great meal to eat all week.

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  16. I just made this for dinner in my dutch oven (chicken was shredable after 45 minutes). It was delicious, but tastes almost exactly like chicken taco chili. Yummy either way!

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  17. this makes me so happy! i was just thinking i needed to make soup today and this sounds perfect! thanks for such amazing recipes. i look forward to checking your site everyday :-)

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  18. I would use Greek yogurt as a topping instead of sour cream.....still tastes the same!

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  19. This looks so yummy! I used to make something like this and threw in a handlful of finely chopped corn tortillas...they 'melt' in the crock pot and give it that rustic corn flavor that enchilada's have. Can't wait to try it!

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  20. I'm with Kathikay - add the finely chopped corn tortillas.... Yum!

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  21. How man points if I skip the cheese? Will it change any?

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    1. I put the recipe in the recipe builder without the sour cream or cheese, also without the oil bc I threw it all in and left out the step that called for oil. With those taken out, it was 5 pts a serving.

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  22. I've been wondering if I could cook chicken breasts in the crock pot because I've never seen any recipes to do so. And then here comes your post for the day. I think I'm going to love this.

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    1. A lot of the soup type recipes call to cook the chicken raw like that in the crockpot. It comes out so good and you can actually shred it with a fork. Same goes for white chicken chili recipes.. YUM! Cant wait to try this

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  23. The recipe looks delicious! Just wanted to let you know of a mistake that I noticed in your post though.

    On the line that states:

    "I basically took my chicken enchilada recipe and added some black beans, corn and chicken broth and through it all into the crock pot.", you may want to change 'through' to 'threw'. :)

    Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Geez, who cares how it was spelled, doesn't change the taste does it?

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  24. I will definitely save this one for a cold winter night. I love crock pot recipes.

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  25. thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us

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  26. My favorite is still the Chicken Taco Chili, though I've not yet tried this recipe! When I make the chili, I throw in a couple of extra chicken breasts to cook and shred for like recipes (enchiladas etc.). It works out great.
    I do find a bit of a change in texture once frozen though. Anyone have any tips there? I even thaw in the frig. Thanks!

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  27. Ha Ha Thanks for proof reading my stuff :) I will fix it! It's a miracle I don't have more typos!

    Love the idea of adding chopped corn tortillas. They sell frozen roasted corn in Trader Joes, that would be great. Maybe add some roasted poblanos! The possibilities are pretty endless.

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  28. Another delicious crock pot recipe?? I need this in my life.

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  29. I love chicken enchiladas but sometimes hate the steps in preparing them! THis is a great alternative! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love your recipes and have tried several of them now...everyone is a hit! But, my question for you today is: what brand of bowl is that and where did you get that great placemat?

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  31. This looks great, I love using my slow cooker whenever possible!

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  32. My husband and I have tried so many of these receipe's and love them,

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  33. Is there any way I can do this with out tomatoes I have a food allergy?

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  34. Without tomatoes I would maybe add some chopped green chilies instead.

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  35. Actually, you could eliminate the oil (and thus, the fat calories) because you don't have to saute the onion and garlic. The reason that one would saute is to caramelize the onion and create a bit of flavor. However, you only said to make it soft -- thus, you're NOT aiming for the caramelized stage. You can make the onion and garlic soft by simply boiling it in a bit of the chicken broth.

    For that matter, you could skip this whole step and save cleaning a pot. I can't see any reason for first boiling those ingredients in a separate container. Am I missing something? Why not just put it all in the crock pot and let it go for 6 hours? The onions would get soft in that time, and the other ingredients don't need to be boiled, either.

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  36. It is amazing!

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  37. My husband hates beans...do you know the PP Value without beans? If not, no worries, sometimes I make your Chicken Taco Chili in the crock on a weekend and freeze individual portions. I'm sure I could do that with this too!

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  38. love your page an i was wondering how long we can keep cooked chicken in the ref. an other meats

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  39. I also like to squeeze in some fresh lime juice when serving, to give it an extra flavor kick and make it a little more Mexican.

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  40. Gina -

    This sounds amazing. I have "crockpot Tuesdays" in my household d/t having to work a 12 hour shift. I rotate between the three bean chili, chicken taco chili, and the pumpkin chicken white bean chili -- and I'm totally going to make this next week! :) I have been following this website since September 2010 when I started Weight Watchers. I ONLY cook from you as I plan my meals for the week every Sunday! I lost 25 lbs in about 3 months of actively following WW -- and I've kept EVERYTHING off for over a year thanks to your amazing recipes :) This THANKS is WAY overdue :)

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  41. Made this tonight, was so yums! So glad to have leftovers, was a huge hit with my 22 month old, 5 yr old & husband ;) Love your recipes!!

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  42. made it last night, used leftover turkey instead of chicken, my family loved it.

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  43. Brenda, in my experience I find that sautéing the onions and garlic first, whenever I make crock pot meals greatly improves the flavor as crock pots tend to lose some flavor.

    Samantha, sorry I don't off hand.

    Bonita, I usually keep chicken in the fridge about 3 days.

    Maggie that's great, thanks for leaving a comment!!

    So glad you all liked the soup!

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  44. This looks so delicious, can't wait to try it!! Would it make a big difference if I left out the corn? (food allergy). Is there something else I can use instead of corn?

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  45. Where can I find chipotle chili in adobo sauce? I want to try this recipe soon!!!!!!!



    Evelyn

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  46. This is my kind of soup!

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  47. Evelyn- you can find the chipotles in the aisle with the canned jalapenos. Typically you only need 1 chipotle, so what I do when I open a can is I lay waxx paper down on a cookie sheet and lay out the chipotles and freeze them. Then I just put em in a ziploc. I have a friend who throws the can into the food processor and then measures and freezes one tablespoon portions.(But then she has to clean the processor and I only have to wipe down a cookie sheet.

    mjinsouthern CA

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  48. Oh my goodness - made this tonight for visiting family and everyone loved it. Another amazing skinny taste recipe - will surely be making this again and again.

    Was particular proud to have made the broth myself for this one - I had bones from a roast chicken left over and put them to good use.

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  49. Would you believe I looked up and suddenly it had gone fro 1 p to 5 p and I had forgoten to put everything in the crockpot! No worries, I put it all in y big pot and siered it for an hour. Oh, and the frozen corn that i knew was in the booto of the freezer turned out to be pearl onions. Luckily, I had a bag of baby lias so I just dumped that in instead of the corn.

    mjinsouthern CA

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  50. What happened to my M key?

    mjinsouthern CA

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  51. I made this today and we are eating right now. Fantastic! I didn't have enough corn so I used a can hominy and my husband just went for seconds. Thanks for another hit!

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  52. How long would this go in a pressure cooker if I used that instead of a crock pot? As always LOVE your stuff Gina!!

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  53. I haven't tried it in a pressure cooker, not very lOng but I would be guessing 25 minutes?

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  54. This was awesome. I don't like enchilada's because I don't like the wrapper, so this way I get all the flavor, less fat and soup . What could have been better!!! I finished mine with a splash of lime juice too, which added a nice brightness. Thanks so much

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  55. This looks yummy!!! I am always looking for different types of soups during this time of year.

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  56. This is in my crock pot right now - I can't wait to get home and eat it! Thanks Gina for the amazing recipe!

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  57. Mmmmmmm......this looks yummy. So do lots of other of your crockpot soups. Winter is going to be so goooooood.

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  58. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My husband loved it and went back for 2nds. We froze the leftovers and will have it another night. Love your recipes Gina.

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  59. I made this recipe Sunday and my husband loved it...and he's not a big soup eater. Even our 8 yr old nephew loved it!!! Thank you so much for adding another great recipe to our rotation...especially for those cold nights when soups really hit the spot.

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  60. Is the ingredient "chipotle chili in adobe sauce" a packet of some sort. Thanks

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    1. In case no one answered, it comes in a small can sort of like tomato paste. I can usually find it in the Mexican or "ethnic" (store's word, not mine) section of grocery stores.

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  61. I made this soup last night and it will be saved in my favorite recipes! I added some rice and my husband and I absolutely loved it!

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  62. This tastes amazing! Thank you!!!

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  63. Incredible Soup, Loved it!

    This soup is the best I've ever had. I was concerned that the chipotle chili in adobo sauce would make it too hot, but it didn't. Next time, I might even add a couple more chiles to kick it up a knotch. This will be a regular on our meal plan. Can't wait to make it again. Thanks, Gina!

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  64. This was the BEST receipe I have ever had at Skinny Taste. I for one have tasted a LOT of receipes here and loved many of them, but this is the best, best, best! YUM!

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  65. Excellent recipe! This is delicious! Thank you!

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  66. I'm thrilled you all liked it!!

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  67. I didn't see this recipe until 4 pm, but wanted to try it now! So I used leftover cooked turkey breast (sliced into thin strips) and instead of slow cooking, I cooked it on the stove for an hour and it turned out wonderful! Even my 4 and 7 year old loved it. Can't wait to try the slow cooker version.

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  68. Someone might have already asked this, but does the 7 points include a dallop of the fat free sour cream?

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  69. Where do you find the "chipotle chili in adobo sauce"? Couldn't find this exact ingredient in the grocery store.

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  70. Can you make this by putting the chicken breasts in there frozen and adjusting the cook time?

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    1. I always put them in frozen and it works great! They go a little quicker if you just cook the frozen chicken breasts in the broth for about an hour on high before adding the rest of the ingredients. Then I turned it down to low and soup was ready in 4-5 hours! :)

      I also usually find that using frozen chicken produces a lot more liquid so for this recipe I only used 2 cups of broth.

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  71. This was very good! Well worth dirtying two pans. ;) I will add more chilies next time. I only used 1t of adobe. I'll use more next time.

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  72. Wow Gina! Another winner! I doubled this, so didn't have room in my slow cooker, and ended up simmering it on the stove for about 45 minutes. Delicious. Thanks so much.

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  73. Dear Gina - one day i looked online for a recipe for sweedish meatballs. I found your site and I'm so happy. I love everything I've tried as does my family and am psyched to try everything else. I have a lot of trouble choosing what to make - still haven't done sweedish meatballs but am going to tomorrow :) can't wait!

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  74. Made this last night and it was amazing! :D Delicious with some sour cream & cheese!!

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  75. This soup is AMAZING! It was so easy to make and made dinner time a breeze. The whole family really enjoyed it and the leftovers are so good! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  76. Would this recipe taste good with shrimp? And how should I cook the shrimp, if so?

    Thanks,

    Lauren

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    1. Shrimp cooks quickly so I'm not sure I would use it for the crock pot.

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  77. this recipe was wonderful! Enjoyed every last drop and so did all three of my kids!!

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  78. Yum this looks delicious! I am a sucker for anything Mexican!

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  79. This recipe sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it, but my crockpot is just a small one and isn't big enough to hold it all...would I be able to cook it on the stove instead?

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  80. This didn't taste like enchilada soup at all. It just tasted like a good chicken tortilla soup. I even put in more chipolte in adobe sauce than it called for. I wonder if I change the 8oz tomato soup to enchilada sauce if it would take enchilada-y? And up the chipolte?

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    1. Try adding more cumin, that's what gives the enchilada-y flavor! :o)

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  81. I made this during the week without the crockpot. Instead I shredded a rotisserie chicken and heated all the ingredients together in the pot. I also served with diced avocado on top. It was quick and tasted AMAZING!

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  82. I made this in my crockpot last night & less than 24 hours later, it's ALL GONE!!! This was by far the best soup I've ever had! I found myself craving it during the day. This is the 3rd recipe of yours that I've tried & they have all been amazing! Keep on posting! :)

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  83. Made this today... Yum!!! Smells and tastes wonderful!

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  84. I'm making this recipe this week, I have on hand fat free vegetable stock, think that would work ok instead of chicken? I could buy chicken, but am trying to use up this veg. stock before it expires :-)

    Thanks!

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  85. Finally made this is sooo good! Thanks for all the new crock pot recipes, it's a favorite tool for me. Beth, auntbeth54@yahoo.com

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  86. Perfect night for this; cold, rainy and totally icky outside. I cut back on the chicken to save a little money, only using 8 oz total and it was still wonderful. I have a feeling my husband will finish off the rest as lunches this week.

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  87. Made this today and it is AMAZING!!!!! Thanks!:)

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  88. Lynne from DE1/10/12, 8:22 AM

    I made the soup this past weekend and we all loved it...no worry about freezing because any left overs were eaten for lunch the next day!

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  89. Little Miss Sunshine1/10/12, 1:12 PM

    I made this yesterday evening...all I can say is AWESOME! The only thing I did different was I cooked it in the oven instead of the slow cooker. Started it too late! Oh, I did end up adding one more cup of chicken broth to make it a bit soupier. Definitely will be making this again! BTW, I LOVE your recipes! Thank you so much! Your site is making WW much more manageable for me.

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  90. I have this in the crock pot right now and it smells amazing! I love using the baked tostitoes crushed on top w cheese and sour cream. I always freeze my extra chipotle peppers in individual bags so I don't waste the leftovers.

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  91. I made this tonight and all I have to say is WOW! This is better than Rick Bayless' chicken tortilla soup recipe! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.

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  92. Katy from Maine1/10/12, 9:09 PM

    This soup is awesome. Made it for my husband and I tonight and we both thought it tasted amazing! Keep the slow cooker recipes coming!

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  93. chipotle chili in adobo sauce ...
    where do I find this? I looked in the isle that you find mexican food ingredients to no avail. Please help!!

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  94. I made this tonight with a can of mild enchilada sauce in place of the tomato soup, and a tsp of chipotle chili powder in place of the chili itself. I also threw in a handful of pulverized tortilla chips in during the cooking stage. Yum!!!

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  95. Just finished getting everything in the crock pot.. can"t wait to try this, it smells amazing!!!!! Hopefully the fiance will go back for seconds :)

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  96. Love soup... yours looks amazing! It goes on my list to do! :)

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  97. Absolutely delish!! Didn't have canned tomatoes so used 3 fresh ones diced and used a whole carton of chicken broth for the extra liquid. Also used 4 bone-in chicken breasts, shredded 3 and used the other in chicken salad. The soup was very flavorful and hearty so I served with a green salad with oil & vinegar, a perfect Monday night dinner!

    I really love your site and all the recipes. They've been a hit every time!!

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  98. I made this today with 16 oz. of leftover chicken, and I added the juice of one lime as suggested by another commenter, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.This was the first recipe I tried from this site. I could not believe how wonderful this was! We are both dieting and measured portions, and I had intended to freeze the other four, but that's not happening. We'll be finishing this off this week. I'm off to check out other recipes. Thank you so much.
    Auntie Pam

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  99. Hi Gina,

    I made this yesterday so I can have an easy lunch to bring to work for the week. I really didn't think anything could beat the Three Bean Turkey Chili - but this soup does! It's hearty without being heavy, has a nice kick, and the flavors work perfectly together. The only thing I did differently was add a small can of fire-roasted green chiles - an ingredient I discovered through your chili recipe and just love!

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  100. Just ate this for lunch... YUMMMMMM!

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  101. OMG! I made this tonight and it was fantastic! All three kids, the husband and the MIL loved it and so did I. I threw in a can of enchilada sauce and a few cut up corn tortillas but followed everything else to a *t*. Thank you for another great recipe.

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  102. Would love to try this recipe over the weekend....where can I find the chipotle chili in adobo sauce?

    Thanks!

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  103. I stumbled acrss your site last week and ever since my family has been very happy at dinnertime! This is the 3rd recipe of yours that I have tried and it was fantastic. I didn't have the chili in adobo sauce so I added some sirachi chili paste instead and also chopped up jalapenos and served those on top at the end. It was delish! My husband isn't a soup guy and he was even full from this! Thank you!

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  104. Made this tonight. This is very yummy & filling. I'm a pretty new crockpot cooker and will definitely try more of your recipes! I did use Chobani plain yogurt instead of the FF sour cream - it was great!

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  105. Is there a way to sub the chipotle and adobo sauce with just regular enchilada sauce? I am wondering how that would turn out?

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  106. I have to try this. It's cooking right now. I had to make some substitutions but I think it will be fine. I didn't have the adobe chili so I used green taco sauce, green chilies and cayenne. And since I only had canned corn I will add that about 3 hours into the process. Smells good so far.

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  107. Phenomenal recipe!!!! I loved that it was only 290 cals, had great flavor, and could be made during my lunch hour and ready to eat by the time we all got home! My husband is somewhat of a picky eater and he rates it a 5 out of 5!!! (only substitution, fresh tomatoes vs. canned)

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  108. Best Crock Pot meal EVER!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  109. This is the best thing that I have ever made in a crockpot! Next time I will make a double batch.

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  110. Do you put the raw chicken in the crockpot with the other ingredients? I just want to make sure. Thanks!

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  111. I love this recipe! THANKS FOR POSTING!!!

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  112. This soup is one of my new favorites...great flavor.. We all loved it.

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  113. Gina,
    Another winner!! LOVE IT! I, too, thought the ingredients were remeniscent of Taco Chicken Chili or Santa Fe chicken,(both of which we make ALL THE TIME we love so much!) But the chipotles in adobo sauce kick the intensity up a notch and gave this soup a flavor all its own. We love it!!
    Thanks to you I have discovered the wonderful smokey flavor of chipotle chiles. LOVE THEM!! Can't wait for your next recipe! :)

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  114. Easy and awesome! My son loved it! Just the right amount of kick!

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  115. I followed this recipe pretty much to a T. Added slightly more cumin. That's about it. I haven't had a bowl without sour cream yet, but my boyfriend loves it with our without. I also decided to crunch up some tortilla chips on top of it.

    I love this soup!

    My favorite recipe on the website so far.

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  116. ^^^
    My comment above has a lot of typos, but I'm drunnkk.

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  117. Just discovered you through Pinterest (not sure how I haven't found you before?!) and you are AMAZING. My husband and I are on a health food kick, but we live with my parents (who pay for our groceries) who are NOT on a health food kick, and your recipes are PERFECT. They are healthy but they don't "taste" healthy, so even our picky eaters and those who turn up their noses at "healthy" food gobble up your recipes with no questions asked. You are a godsend! You're on our menu three times this week, and I can't wait to discover more of your amazing recipes. Can't thank you enough for doing what you're doing!!!

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  118. This chicken enchilada soup is the BEST. I made it just as stated - so filling and comforting. I think the cheese and fat-free sour cream sends this recipe over the top. I also added some Weight Watchers salsa chips for some crunch. I just LOVE your site. It's amazing and so helpful to my weight loss goals. Healthy food can be good and your web site proves it. I love that I can feed my family your recipes and they really enjoy them all. Keep up the good work!

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  119. this was delicious! my 3 year old even enjoyed it! i used frozen chicken breasts and they were perfect in 6.5 hours! i added some homemade salsa and topped with fresh jalapenos for extra heat! thanks!!!

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  120. Just made this yesterday and did not disappoint! I used a can of Rotel instead of plain tomatoes and it was fantastic. I topped mine with FF sour cream and a few baked nacho cheese Doritos crumbled on top. I normally hate eating leftovers (weird, I know) but I def think I'll be finishing this one!

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  121. This is the best soup I have ever made. It was really simple, yet AMAZING. I gave the recipe to a couple friends who also fell in love with it. I'll definitely be making this again. Thank you so much for the recipe! Your site is, without a doubt, the best one there is.

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  122. This soup was DELICIOUS! I didn't have the time to use to crock pot, so I just cooked it in a big pot on the stove. The chipotle peppers really gave it a great flavor. This will definitely be a regular in my recipe planning, and a great recipe for entertaining, too! Loved it! Thanks! :)

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  123. I made this yesterday and I found it to be very bland. It hardly had any flavor at all. Did I do something wrong?

    Talk to me about the chipoltles in adobo sauce. What should I have done there? I just used 2 tsp of the sauce they were canned in. I have a feeling this is where I messed up.

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  124. this is in the crock pot now! By taking out cheese, sour cream and corn - and exchanging tomato sauce & chipolte for enchilada sauce - it brought the points down to 4pts per serving! Thanks Gina! Im sure itll taste as good as it smells right now!

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  125. i love your recipe but i need a little help with the points since im not using the cheese or the sour cream thank you

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  126. Joining the ranks of everyone who says "I made this tonight and it's delicious". Honestly, it's so good. I didn't have the chipoltle chili so I just did chili powder and paprika.

    Amazing recipe, thanks so much.

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  127. Going to make this today. Thinking of mixing it and some brown rice together.

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  128. Just wanted to thank you for the recipe! I'm excited to try it tonight! Since the new year we have been eating clean and you have some fabulous recipes that I can't wait to try.
    Thank you!

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  129. Is there a way to make this without a crock pot? I'm in college and I want to make this, but don't have one.

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    1. Megan, cook your chicken separate I have baked or grilled mine with success for chicken soups like this one. Make as listed above throwing everything into regular pot instead of crock-pot. Cook on medium high heat. When chicken is done either shred with two forks or slice and add to soup. cook for about 20 minutes to let flavors meld and serve as listed above.

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  130. I have now made this soup 4 times in the last 2 weeks. My family loves it. Thank you so much for a great recipe. Things I changed over the remakes to fit us for anyone who is interested. With corn, beans and cheese my DH thought the chicken and beans was too much so I left out the chicken once and beans the last 2 times. The original was a little thin for us but didn't want to add flour so I added 1/2c corn mesa the last few times I made it. I put it into the cold soup then let cook in the crockpot it added great flavor like Chili's enchilada soup(with the chicken very good). When I added the mesa the corn was too much for my hubby but the kids loved it. I haved served with sour cream, cheese, avocado,corn cut off the cob, corn tortilla chips and even some oven toasted tortilla strips for on top. This recipe was Fun, Tasted great and one we will be coming back to time after time.

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  131. Thank you for created this blog! we get soup with every dinner! It’s absolutely a hong kong staple! I love soup!!
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  132. This soup is AMAZING. The best part about crock pots is that they make multiple meals!! I diced my own roma tomatoes for this one though. Making my 2nd batch today =]

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  133. I do not cook much but since I was off today, I tried this. Delicious, even with the "wrong" chili sauce! Thanks, I've subscribed to your blog so I can learn more.

    :)

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  134. I have been wanting a great recipe for chicken tortilla soup! This is simple, delishious, and filling! AWESOME!!

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  135. I made this soup yesterday and it was amazing! Everyone loved it, even the picky eaters in my family! Thank you so much for this recipe!! Can't wait to try more recipes!

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  136. Making this right now! Can't wait to try it.

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  137. We had this for dinner last night, but cooked it in the Dutch Oven on the stove. It was still good, but would have been even more wonderful slow-cooked. Can't wait to have Round 2 tomorrow.

    Our only modification was that my husband didn't want to shred the chicken, so chopped it up finely before he put it into the soup pot. I think that was more work than it was worth. :)

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  138. I was so unsure about this recipe! The peppers in adobe sauce made me so nervous! (thought it would be so spicy) I do not cook and am trying to change that in the last 3 weeks. Thanks to you I am! (I even spent 20 min. trying to determine if Peppers in Adobe sauce were the same as Chili in Adobe Sauce) I decided to put in tomatoes with green chili (Roteli) and then 1 tbsp of the adobe sauce. Thank goodness I caught myself putting a tbsp of cumin instead of a tsp. (I had to scoop it out!) Needless to say, yum, yum, yum! I loved this and I am bringing some over to my 93 year old Grams tomorrow! THANK YOU! ( I calculated it at 8 with sour cream and ff cheese)

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  139. Made this soup yesterday and it is the BEST! Hubby and son both loved it. Question on the Adobe Sauce. i used 1 chili which I cut up into very small pieces and most of the sauce that was in the can. Gina, how did you use the Chili's?

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  140. Made this soup last week to bring to PA for my brother and sister-in-law to have in their freezer. They just had a baby in early January so I was bringing down a few meals. They ate it tonight and LOVED it!! Can't wait to make it again but for myself this time :)!! And I am also curious like Jeanie above how you used the chili in adobo.....I actually just measured out some of the sauce no chili pepper but wasn't sure on that.

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  141. Excellent soup! I modified the spices a bit since I did not have the adobo but it was still great. Will definitely make it again.

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  142. Making this soup right now. After a taste test I can't wait to eat it. Yummy! Never used chipolata chiles before but found a can in the Ethnic aisle at the supermarket. I doubled the recipe and replaced one can of Rotel in place of one can of diced tomatoes to spice it up some more. Thanks for the recipe(s).

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    1. I also wanted to say that I took the seeds out of the chiles. I don't know if I was supposed to? I would like to know if that was necessary? Thanks for your suggestions.

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  143. What is the serving size for this?

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  144. Just made it today and we loved it! Husband and kids included. Thanks! :)

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  145. Made this for dinner tonight. So easy. And it taste so YUMMY! The aroma alone was good. It taste like a little piece of heaven! So good and so filling! This is now added to my collection. Thank you ;)

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  146. This soup was AMAZING! My husband was raving about it to his coworkers :) So easy to make and love that it is cooked in the crockpot!

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  147. Just made this soup last night! My husband said, "This isn't another weight watcher recipe is it?" When I replied yes, he just said "Hmm...well it's pretty good!" That makes it a keeper in my book. Thanks for all the great recipes :)

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  148. I made this tonight but it only came out to 4 1.5 C portions, not 6 like the recipe says. I followed every ingredient to a T. Anyone else have this happen?

    PS. Gina, all of your recipes are fantastic. This site has made my weight loss journey so much easier!!

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  149. this is now one of my favorite soups!!!! my family loves it too and super easy!! thanks for the great recipes!!!

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  150. Can someone tell me where I can find chipotle chili in adobo sauce?? I dont know what that is. Thanks

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  151. I made this yesterday and ate it tonight. Very good! I didn't do the adobo sauce or the cheese/sour cream topping and it was fine :)

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  152. My daughter and her friend used this recipe, but they made it a bit thicker for burrito filling. I made the soup version and both are very good!

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  153. Guys, you can cook ANY raw meat in the crock pot...not just chicken. I cook raw pork all the time for shredded/pulled pork, and it cooks thoroughly in 4 hours if I have it on high. Same goes for roasts, poultry, etc. The crock pot is essentially an oven. It gets hot enough, cooks everything completely, and makes everything SO TENDER. You're not going to get sick from cooking things that are raw.

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  154. Denise, you find chipotle in adobo in the mexican section of any grocery store. Don't leave it out - it's a delicious, smoky flavor addition and makes the difference in a tasty soup and a bland soup!

    I would also like to note that I'm kind of lazy and threw everything in without sauteeing first, and had the same results as when we did it the first time and did saute. So if anyone wants to cut about 15 minutes of prep out, throw it all straight in! This meal is DELICIOUS - feeds plenty of people (if we are feeding a crowd we just cook rice to put in the bottom of the soup bowls - everyone loves it that way!) and no one suspects that it's healthy, because they can add cheese and chips to their heart's content, but I can feel good serving it! LOVE this one!

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  155. This soup has become a staple in my diet. I make it every week and it's a quick go to meal if I'm in a hurry or a good go too lunch if I know I will have a heavier dinner. I haven't frozen it yet but that's because over the week I tend to eat the entire batch between lunches and dinners over the week. I skip out on the sour cream and put tortilla strips on it instead (the ones used for salads.).

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  156. Made this today - assembled last night and popped in the crockpot this morning. So delicious!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes!

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  157. Making this now! I'm using what's left of a whole roaster after the 16 year old cut the breasts off with what looks like a machete. It will be a pain to pick the meat off the bones, but it will be worth the work. Thanks for such a yummy recipe!

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  158. Without the chipolte chilis, this was delicious! I put them in per the recipe the first time, because I didn't read anything from anybody about them being too hot, but WOW, they overpowered the soup. So I tried again, and left them out, and maybe this coudln't still be called enchilada soup, but it sure is good. Almost kind of sweet. My husband and I both loved it. But if you're heat-averse, I'd be very very cautious about adding the chipolte chilis as written.

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  159. I made this tonight for the first time and it was VERY tasty!! I'll certainly make this again! Very easy, very quick, and very good! Even my husband approves and THAT is a very big deal!

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  160. I made this last night and it was great! I am a vegetarian so I used 16 oz of Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chick'n Strips. It turned out wonderfully! My boyfriend thought that there was real chicken in there :) With that substitution, each serving has 313 calories (I'm not on WW so I don't know how to calculate points).

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  161. This is so good! Making it for lunches today for the second time! Thanks for your recipes, I love this site!

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  162. So like many others my store doesn't carry the chipotle peppers in adobo either. I bought Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce - seemed the closest thing I could find. Any thoughts - does anyone know if this will be similar in taste - heat?

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  163. This is probably THE BEST recipe on your site that I've tried. My boyfriend and I made it all winter long, our first winter in New England! Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes. Tonight I'm making Bangin' Good Shrimp, tomorrow, Spinach Lasagna Rolls! Skinny Taste all week long!

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  164. Thanks for this recipe! Love using the crockpot and especially love things the entire family will eat. It was yummy!

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  165. This soup was AMAZING! and I don't just throw around compliments like that for anything!

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  166. This looks so good, but my husband is allergic to beans. Any advice about what to substitute?

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  167. Found this recipe on pinterest and now it is a favorite in my house and with all the guests who I make it for! I use rotel w/green chilies instead of just tomatoes and I love the flavor! I also cook some rice and squeeze a lime in it and chop up some cilantro and add it to the soup to make it serve a few more people. AH-MAZING!

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  168. I made this soup yesterday and it is one of the BEST soups I have ever made. After reading Gina's comments, I did the extra step of sauteeing the garlic and onion before putting in the crock pot and I think it made a BIG difference in the flavor. YUM!

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  169. I made a batch on Monday, however instead of putting into the crockpot I put into container and froze it(the soup base, everything but the chicken)
    Today I popped that frozen container into the crockpot and put frozen chicken on top. Tonight I am hoping for yummy soup. I find it easier if I can just upend a container in the morning, instead of chopping and pre cooking anything on the stove. I will let you all know how it turns out!

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    1. Threw everything from frozen into the crockpot and WOW! So easy, all I had to do was dump it in, turn on low and leave it. It tasted simply amazing!

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  170. Gina- I noticed a lot of your latin recipes use Adobo chilies (since discovering them I now LOVE adding it in) but my question is, how do you store the chile after you've opened the can? I feel like most recipes only require a teaspoon or two but the can contains a ton! What do you suggest? I find that mine go bad after about a week or two and I never seem to get through the whole can in time :(

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  171. This is delicious and so easy to make!!!!!

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  172. I want to eat this tonight but sadly I have no crock pot :( (new cooker) so with that being said, could I possibly use a regular stove pot n it cook faster???

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  173. Made this today, it's awesome.

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