Kamis, 15 November 2018

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup (Low Carb & Low Fat)

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - A simple zesty Mexican-style soup that is low fat, gluten free, and can be made low carb as well!


You’ll Need:


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 fajita seasoning packet
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, optional
  • Possible Garnishes: Reduced Fat Cheese Scallions, Avocado

Instructions:


  1. Soften the Veggies. In a large pot, sauté chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic to soften.
  2. Dump and Simmer. Add the whole raw chicken breasts, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, fajita seasoning packet, and salt. If adding rice, stir it in with additional water. Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer.
  3. Shred the Chicken. Use tongs to remove the cooked chicken breasts. Allow the soup to continue simmering to fully cook the rice. Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes, then shred with two forks.
  4. Combine. Once the rice is tender, add the shredded chicken back to the soup. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed. (See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.)

Notes:


How Much Soup Does This Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe Make?
This Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe makes a large batch (about nine cups!) Enjoy it tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy night next week.

Can I Make This Healthy Chicken Soup Lower in Carbs?
Yes. You can omit the brown rice to reduce the carbs. If you are trying to eat extremely low carbs you can omit the black beans as well.

Without the rice, each serving has about 11 grams of carbs.

If you omit both the rice and black beans, this soup has only 6 grams of carbs per serving.

Does This Chicken Soup Recipe Freeze Well?
Yes. Place it in an airtight container and freeze for up to 6 months.

When ready to use, protect the texture by letting it thaw at room temperature before rewarming.

Is Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Gluten Free?
Yes. Double-check the fajita seasoning packet to be sure, but most brands are gluten-free.