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Senior Nutrition Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken Soup

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenSeptember 30, 2012

Stanford Hospital and Clinics Registered Dietitian, Heather Schwartz, recommends this comfort food that’s not only tasty for the senior palette—offering your taste buds a tantalizing dance of salty, savory, sour, bitter and sweet—but also a healthy fall chicken soup to help keep you warm as the leaves change colors.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

According to Heather Schwartz, RD, this recipe is a “great one for crock pot chicken tortilla soup. It’s chock full of high-quality protein, high in fiber, a great source of lycopene for healthy eyes and is simply delicious!” Heather mentions that she likes to add “a few slices of avocado, a tablespoon of low-fat Greek yogurt or a dollop of low-fat sour cream on top.”


  • 4 boneless chicken breast (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 30 ozs black beans
  • 30 ozs tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 ozs green chilies (diced)
  • 14 12 ozs tomato sauce
  • guacamole (optional)
  • tortilla chips (optional)

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 8 hr 10 min

Servings: 6

Inspired by Food.com’s Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

Dana Larsen
Dana Larsen
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