I originally got this recipe from the Weight Watcher's website a long time ago. It called it a 0 point soup without the chicken. My husband and his family love this soup! Yesterday I used a lot of ingredients I had on hand. You can modify this soup to the way you want it. You don't have to use exact measurements for your vegetables and/or chicken. You can make it on the stove top or in the crockpot. This is a great soup if you are on a diet... or even if you're not! :-)
*1 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 small 12oz or 1 large 28oz can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup salsa (or more if you like)
*1/2 red pepper, chopped
*1/2 green pepper, chopped
3-4 celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro (I used 1 Tbsp dry because I had it on hand)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp basil (I used 1/2 Tbsp fresh out of my garden)
1/4 cup fat free sour cream (I used regular b/c I had it on hand or omit for dairy-free)
1/4 cup flour to thicken (leave out for gluten/wheat free or low carb)
1/2 - 1 pound chicken breasts, chopped (omit for vegetarian option)
*I used a bag of frozen onions and peppers instead of the fresh onion and bell peppers because I had it in my freezer and needed to use it.Directions
Simmer onions, garlic, & green onions in a very large pot until tender. Put all other ingredients in the pot, bring to boil, and then reduce to simmer for an hour or until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through.
Or...... throw everything in your crockpot all at once and cook on high 4-6 hours or on low 7-10 hours.
Serve by itself or serve with corn chips... just remember to count if you are dieting.
Weight Watcher Points/Calories: 0 points per cup if you omit the chicken or 1 point per cup with chicken. With the bag of frozen vegetables and about 10oz chicken breasts = 75 calories per cup.
I took another picture of the soup after I put it in the blender for a little while. We don't prefer big chunks of pepper and onions... so either you can put it all in a blender after cooking it, but the easier and less messy way is..... chop your onions, celery, bell peppers, & cilantro, not too much at a time, in your food processor, not too long or you will have liquid, and add to your pot. You can also do this with the tomatoes if you don't like chunks of tomatoes. We like it better this way, but it's your preference.