We love to make big batches of yummy soups to eat for easy and satisfying meals during cooler months. One of our favorite soups in the past has been a chicken enchilada or chicken tortilla soup, but wanted to see what we could do to make it a bit less fattening and still satisfying. This Weight Watchers Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup is a great substitute and comes in at only 3 points per bowl. That is a hearty portion too! Not only is it packed full of flavor, but it is so easy and simple to make you won't believe it. We are working hard to continue eating as much organic as possible, and this recipe is a perfect one to showcase how tasty organic produce can be.
Weight Watchers Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
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If you like making meals ahead and freezing them, or simply enjoy the ease of using your Crockpot for evening meals then you'll love this one. Not only is it a great make ahead and freeze soup, it is perfect for tossing into the crockpot and letting simmer all day. While the flavors are great in this, it doesn't offer that heat punch you think of when you hear the words green chile or peppers. It is a favorite of the Wee Child and is truly kid-friendly.
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Ingredients for Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
1 Pound Shredded Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, roasted, and shredded
1 Cup Fat-Free Sour Cream
2 Cups Frozen Corn
4 Cups Baby Spinach
1 White Onion Diced Fine
1 Yellow Bell Pepper Diced Fine
3 Poblano Peppers Roasted and Diced
3 Cloves Minced Roasted Garlic
5 Cups Water
3 Cups Fat-Free Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Directions for Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup
In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients except for sour cream.
Simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.
Mix in sour cream, and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.
Combine all ingredients except sour cream into Crockpot.
Cook on high heat for 3 hours.
Stir in sour cream right before serving.
Instant Pot Directions:
Combine all ingredients except sour cream into Instant Pot liner.
Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
Natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then add sour cream, stir well, and serve.
- 1 Pound Shredded Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, roasted, and shredded
- 1 Cup Fat-Free Sour Cream
- 2 Cups Frozen Corn
- 4 Cups Baby Spinach
- 1 White Onion Diced Fine
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper Diced Fine
- 3 Poblano Peppers Roasted and Diced
- 3 Cloves Minced Roasted Garlic
- 5 Cups Water
- 3 Cups Fat-Free Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients except for sour cream.
- Simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.
- Mix in sour cream, and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
- Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour.
- Crockpot Directions:
- Combine all ingredients except sour cream into Crockpot.
- Cook on high heat for 3 hours.
- Stir in sour cream right before serving.
- Instant Pot Directions:
- Combine all ingredients except sour cream into Instant Pot liner.
- Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then add sour cream, stir well, and serve.
Makes 8 Servings
Serving size: 1 ½ cups per serving
6 PointsPlus per serving
1 SmartPoints per serving on FreeStyle Plan or Flex Plan
3 SmartPoints per serving on Beyond the Scale
As you can see this recipe is super easy to throw together. If you prep your vegetables and chicken ahead of time like we do each week it will take no time at all for you to toss this into a slow cooker and allow to cook while you do housework or go shopping. Come home to the great smell of this healthy soup simmering and enjoy a heaping bowl with a side of baked tortilla chips!
More Weight Watchers Recipes:
Weight Watchers Sesame Chicken
Weight Watchers Baked Veggie Egg Rolls
Weight Watchers CrockPot Chicken Verde
Weight Watchers CrockPot Homemade Sloppy Joes
Weight Watchers Recipes Freestyle
This looks so good! Great timing for me because I am just starting Weight Watchers. 🙂
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The new SmartPoints considers calories, sat. Fat, sugar, & protein. This started in December 2015.
I haven't had a chance to update all of my posts to reflect Classic, Points Plus, and SmartPoints yet. I hope to get them all updated soon as I am using SmartPoints myself 🙂
What is the exact serving size? Also it you say 5 points per serving, but just above the recipe itself it says 3 points per serving? It looks delicious and I can't wait to try it.
It is actually 3 SmartPoints per serving. I divide the entire batch into 8 containers when I make it. Each container is 3 SmartPoints.