Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup – a zesty, low fat, gluten free meal with an easy low carb option! This skinny soup recipe is exactly what you need.

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Chicken Fajita Soup

I just can’t get enough soup this time of year. Neither can my family. They would eat soup every day, if I made it for them.

Any soup is a good idea when it’s so frigid outside. Yet we especially love soups with bold flavors and spices!

Today’s Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe is a meal you can enjoy all through the winter months, even when you are watching your diet.

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Chicken Fajitas in Soup?

If you love Chicken Fajitas, Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup offers the same type of comforting Mexican appeal, with a unique taste and texture.

This skinny soup is low fat, gluten free, and it only has good carbs from black beans and brown rice. However, if you want to make a low carb option, just take out the rice.

Top it with reduced fat cheese, scallion, and fresh avocado, for a dinner that will make you say OLE!

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How to Make Chicken Fajita Soup

  1. In a large pot, sauté chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic to soften.
  2. Add whole 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. 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. Once the rice is tender, add the shredded chicken back to the soup. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Voila! (See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions).

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How Much 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.

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Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - Low Fat, Gluten Free, & Low Carb Option!
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Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup is a zesty, low fat, gluten free meal with an easy low carb option! This skinny soup recipe is exactly what you need.

Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1632mg 68%
Potassium 895mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 72.6%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 17.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 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. Place a large sauce 6-8 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Saute for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add whole chicken breasts, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, 1 fajita seasoning packet, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. If adding rice, stir it in with an additional 2 cups of water. Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Use tongs to remove the cooked chicken breasts. Allow the soup to continue simmering to fully cook the rice, another 10-15 minutes. Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes, then shred with two forks.
  4. Once the rice is tender, add the shredded chicken back to the soup. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This soup has a nice light fajita flavor. If you like a more robust soup, use the fajita packet + 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 1 fresh chopped jalapeno.

For a low carb option, omit the brown rice.

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127 comments on “Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

  1. Heidiposted November 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

    My new favorite soup! Others would never know that this is “skinny” because it has such great flavor.

    Instead of the stove top, I made this in my Instant Pot! I followed step 1 by sauteing in my IP. Then add the remaining ingredients and set it to high pressure for 20 minutes, followed by a quick release. Shred the chicken and return to the pot – Done! The chicken came out wonderfully tender.

    Because I used my Instant Pot (and didn’t lose any liquid while simmering on the stove top), I believe 8 cups of broth would’ve been too much, and an additional 2 cups water for rice was not needed. I added rice, and only used 6 cups of broth total.

    Instead of the fajita seasoning packet, I made a homemade version I found online (2 t. chili powder, 1 t. paprika, 1/2 t. of each of the following: onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, then 1/8 t. cayenne for some kick).

    • Shelbyposted December 11, 2018 at 7:20 am Reply

      Thanks for this! I was just about to ask if/how I could make this in my IP! So excited to try this tonight! I just got my IP and have been using it almost everyday for about a month now lol

  2. Brooke Juliarposted November 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Could you do this in the crockpot???

    • Sommer Collierposted November 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Hi Brooke,

      Yes! Just be sure to sauté the veggies first, before adding to the slow cooker. They don’t always soften well otherwise. :)

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