Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another Pinterest recipe review: Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Tomato Soup

              
                 

I found another recipe on Pinterest that I shared on my Facebook page, I just shared that I had made it with the results to be posted later. Well, I have had several people asking me for the recipe, and even though you can find it on Pinterest, I thought I would just write another "review" of another Pinterest recipe that I tried. I didn't take pictures of this one as I went because I didn't think I would be blogging about it.......I need to take pictures just in case.


My husband and I love soups! It was still cool outside when I made this a couple of weeks ago, but now that the weather is finally warming up, I won't be making soup again until the fall. But I will be making this again, the plus for me is that it's a crockpot recipe, who doesn't love the idea of not having to stop what your doing to make dinner??!


I really wish the nutritional value of this meal was attached to the recipe because it does have 28 oz. of full fat coconut milk, which is healthy, but loaded with fat. I tried to work the calories and what I came up with was 332 calories for a 1 1/2 c. serving using coconut milk. Which isn't bad at all, but I can't help but think that this could be made with Almond milk, the calories would be a lot less, maybe about 200 calories per 1 1/2 c. 


I was pleasantly surprised that you couldn't taste the coconut in it, I love coconut but I was afraid it would over power the soup and I was afraid of it being sweet. It was deliciously rich and creamy and tastes like something you would find at a nice restaurant. I won't be making it for awhile, but when I do I will try it with Almond milk.



Recipe:


8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

2 tbsp. dried Italian Seasoning

1 tbsp. dried basil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large onion, chopped

2- 14 oz. cans of full fat coconut milk

2- 14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes and juice

2 c. chicken broth

1 small can of tomato paste

1 small can of tomato sauce

Sea salt & pepper to taste


Put all of the above ingredients into the crock pot, cook on low for 9 hours. After 9 hours, take two forks and shred the chicken and set the crockpot on warm until ready to serve. 


Since I am always trying to cut out a lot of the carbs in our diet, I just served as is with a nice glass of wine, but a loaf of crusty bread would be delicious with it!



1 comment:

  1. This sounds delish!! I can't wait to try it! !

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