It’s Winter! Which means we are all looking for comforting, yummy foods to make on cold evenings. For me, this is both a frustration and a joy because weight gain is so much easier in the winter, partly due to less activity, but also due to heavier foods. Which is why I love to make Chicken Chili Soup often.
It’s both delicious and it’s full of good ingredients!
This soup is perfect for freezing. I often double the recipe (which makes a TON) and freeze it in meal-sized portions. This makes busy nights so much more do-able! You can eat a wonderful meal without the scrambling and frustration.
While I do love my more typical chili recipe (beef and tomato based), this one is often used and since I live in Colorado I am able to use the chilies we buy each year at harvest time. They are a staple in this area, but you can also use canned chilies in a pinch.
A variety of toppings work well for this soup including shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped red onions, and cilantro. Backing off of the cheese and sour cream keeps this soup in the lower-calorie range, and the onions and cilantro add a great flavor punch!
***(Scroll below for printable recipe!)