Healthy Chicken Fajita Soup

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If you haven’t already figured this out, I love Mexican food. There are just so many options and ways to throw similar ingredients together and get a delicious result every. dang. time. PLUS, it’s easy to make them good for you, too! This Healthy Chicken Fajita Soup is packed with protein and alllll the veggies, and it’s super quick and easy to prepare.

healthy chicken fajita soup

ingredients needed for healthy chicken Fajita soup

  • Chicken — you can use chicken thigh or chicken breast, I’ve used both!
  • White or yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Bell peppers — whatever color you like or have on hand
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Salsa
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Extras for toppings: avocado, plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, tortilla chips

how to make healthy chicken Fajita soup

First, add a drizzle of avocado oil to a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onion and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add all other ingredients — bell peppers, corn, black beans, salsa and chicken broth — and cook over low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

healthy chicken fajita soup

Serve hot with desired toppings. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze in a freezer-safe container for 3 months.

healthy chicken fajita soup

shortcuts to make this recipe even easier

This recipe can literally take close to 20 minutes total (or even less) to make if you use some of these shortcuts. I know most of you are busy like me, and you don’t have time to cook crazy, time-consuming recipes every night. I got you!!!

A few tips for this recipe:

  • I have used shredded rotisserie chicken, as well as chicken thigh that was cooked & shredded, then frozen, then thawed when thrown in the soup!
  • I love chopping fresh bell peppers and onions and then throwing them in the freezer for times when I’m in a pinch and need something ASAP or just don’t want to chop anything up. You don’t have to do anything special to them! I just put them in a freezer Ziploc bag in a thin, flat layer and that’s it! I’ll use frozen peppers and onions often for my Sweet Potato Nachos, stir fry dishes, cauliflower fried rice, etc.
  • Instead of mincing garlic yourself, buy jars of minced garlic! Seriously CLUTCH. So much easier. I get mine from ALDI.
  • You can also drain and rinse the black beans ahead of time.
healthy chicken fajita soup

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Healthy Chicken Fajita Soup

Shanna Hutcheson
This Healthy Chicken Fajita Soup is super quick and easy to make, freezer-friendly and packed with protein and veggies!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn frozen
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup bell peppers chopped
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups chicken cooked, shredded

Optional toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Tortilla chips/strips

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 Tbsp avocado oil over medium heat in a medium-sized pot. Add minced garlic and chopped onion and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients and cook over low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve hot and add desired toppings. Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or freeze in freezer-safe container for 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 415mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 942IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword freezer friendly, healthy chicken fajita soup, healthy mexican recipe, healthy weeknight dinner
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healthy chicken fajita soup

I hope you love this super easy and healthy chicken fajita soup! Be sure to tag me on IG @wellnessforthewin if you give it a try!

Enjoy!

Shanna

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2 Comments

  1. You forgot to add Onions to the list of ingredients! Cant wait to make this for my healthy friends group! Recipe x 6!

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