Healthy Tortilla Soup with Cauliflower and Chicken in the Slow Cooker

You won’t taste the cauliflower in this soup. Healthy Tortilla Soup with Cauliflower and Chicken in the slow cooker is perfect for dinner.

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Tuesday nights are tough.  My little one gets home from school about 4pm.  Then we have homework to do and have to be out of the house by 4:35 for a 5pm horse riding lesson.  We are usually home about 6:40pm.  Then it is dinner, bath and lights out by 8pm.  Dinner has got to be quick and easy.  Thank goodness for the slow cooker and this recipe for a healthy tortilla soup.

Every Tuesday I pull out the slow cooker and throw something in it. Healthy Tortilla Soup with chicken and cauliflower in the slow cooker is an absolute winner.  My little one had two bowls the first time I made it.

I’m sure you can all relate to that type of night.  It is tough keeping up with school and extra-curricular activities.  No wonder we are a nation of stressed out people.  We are trying to limit activities to two, horse riding and Girl Scouts.  My daughter is begging to take dance lessons too.  I know she would love it but school is the priority.  She is not willing to give up horse riding for dancing either.  I don’t like to discourage her from doing something she wants to do but I also don’t want to go insane trying to keep up with every thing.

Horse riding really seems to be her thing.  From the age of 3 years old, she begged to take horse riding lessons.  So, we let her.  It was more of a glorified pony ride but she did learn to take care of the horse.  Once winter hit, it was too cold for her and we quit for about a year.  She started up again about a year and a half ago.  The first stable we found did not work out.  We were so lucky to find a lady who teaches lessons from her home.  Our daughter just clicked with her.  She learned more in the first lesson than she had in 6 months of lessons at the other stable.

The instructor ran a horse camp this summer and my extremely shy, scared to try anything new, daughter begged to go. She absolutely thrived.  Giving her horse riding lesson has been the best thing we have ever done for her confidence.  While she is still very shy  I am able to point out to her that she was scared the first time she trotted and now loves it.  She was even more scared the first time she cantered and now she loves to canter on Doc.  It is pretty cool to see a little 6-year-old take control of a horse and command it.

Healthy Tortilla Soup is going to be my go to dinner in the Winter.  It will be so nice to come home after horse riding to bowl of warm, comforting soup.    We can set a fire in the fireplace and warm our hands around a nice, hot bowl of soup. Our tummies will be so happy that we did.

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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Chicken Healthy Tortilla Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 294 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts skin and bone removed
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce I used Frontera
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes 14.5, I like Muir Glen
  • 2 cups minced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips*

Instructions

  1. Place first 10 ingredients (chicken through onion powder) into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken and shred with a fork.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend a little bit of the soup. Blend until it is the texture you want.
  5. Add chicken back to crock pot along with cream cheese.
  6. Cook on low for another 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with cilantro and tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

 *I made my own tortilla chips by slicing a tortilla into thin strips. I sprayed it with cooking spray and baked them on 450° for about 5 minutes.

 

I calculated 8  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Chicken Healthy Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 10g
Protein 32g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. This was awesome! even my husband who does not like cauliflower loved it!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Yeah! I'm so happy. I was thinking about you wondering if you liked it. I've been hiding cauliflower in a ton of food lately.
  2. This looks delicious. I've pinned it to my WW Crock Pot Recipes Board and look forward to trying it soon.
  3. We had this for dinner tonight and it's fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)
  4. This looks GREAT! I think we will try it tomorrow night!
  5. Barbara Lamey says
    I"m sorry and don't want to sound stupid, but what do you mean when you say "chicken through onion powder"? This recipe sounds wonderful but just need to clarify for me.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Barbara, the ingredients listed from chicken all the way down through onion powder. Happy to clarify. Sorry it was less than clear.
  6. I need to cook my stuff for 8 hours while I'm at work. Do you think this would "survive" that long on low?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heidi, I don't think so. How about making it on a Sunday. Put in the frig and eat it on Monday.
  7. The addition of cauliflower is perfect! Sounds like to perfect dinner for the end of a busy day!
  8. This looks fantastic! Totally perfect for this cold day.
  9. I hear you on all the school actives and extra events. This helps get dinner done!
  10. Slow cooker meals are so great on busy days and I love the way they make the house smell. This chicken tortilla soup looks delicious and I love that you added cauliflower to it!
  11. Linda Leone says
    I really enjoy your recipes. I appreciate the nutritional information, since I'm trying to lose weight. There is one problem ...you don't give portion size as in 1 cup etc. You say how many it serves, but I need help with individual portions. Thanks so much ...this would be helpful for all your recipes ...I just bought a food scale. Thanks again!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      That is a great suggestion Linda. I will try to start giving portion sizes. You probably won't see it until the beginning of next year as most recipes are already done. I have a few new ones that I will try to include the portion size on.

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