Yesterday morning Michael and I prepared Turkey Enchilada Soup and started up the crock pot…
There’s nothing like having dinner DONE by 8AM.
Side note: This is my version of Cooksmart’s Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe. Do yourself a favor and try their meal planning service for a couple of months and see what you think! There are sample meals on their website too, to get you started. You won’t be disappointed!
Back to this crazy good soup!
One chicken breast or Turkey breast, bone in skinless.
3 cloves garlic (I use about a half tablespoon of pre-minced *hallelujah* garlic.)
One onion, diced
1 Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce – Use 1 pepper, chopped, and 2 tsp. of the sauce. (You can also sub smoked Paprika if you can’t find this! But it does add a unique happy taste.)
Diced tomatoes, 14 oz. I use Fire Roasted
1 Tbsp tomato paste
Cumin – 1 Tbsp
Coriander – 1 Tbsp
Green Chilies, 2 oz can
Chicken Stock, 4 cups (You can sub water)
Black beans, drained and rinsed (1 14 oz can) or you can cook your own!
Corn kernels, frozen or fresh, 1 cup
1 avocado. Once my avocado is ripe I keep it in the fridge to HALT the ripening process. It works!
First, deal with the poultry. GAG.
You can use chicken too but I find a Split Turkey Breast at Trader Joes that works great. I sincerely dislike handling raw poultry, and for this dish I have to strip the skin off. Yuck. But trust me, it’s worth it for the end result.
Throw the entire thing in the slow cooker, sans skin.
Next I cut the onion and toss it in the crock pot with the turkey.
Then I rinse the beans, and throw them in too.
Then the rest of the ingredients! Everything just goes in. Easy.
Turn the pot on low for 7-8 hours.
When the soup is done, take the entire breast out of the pot to remove the bone and shred the meat.
Then add all the shredded deliciousness back to the pot and stir!
Add salt and pepper and any hot sauce if you so desire.
Slice the avocado and add it to the top. You can also add sour cream and shredded cheese, (in my dreams!!) But lucky for me the avocado adds tons of creaminess and is the perfect dairy-free topping.
Now it’s ready to devour!