This easy and flavourful low carb Fajita Chicken Soup is a family pleaser. Hearty and delicious, you can make it in your pressure cooker or your slow cooker with minimal effort and practically no prep work! This post is sponsored by Harmony Books.
First let me just say that this soup is truly delicious. Second let me just say that it’s incredibly easy to make, either in your slow cooker or in your pressure cooker. Third let me just say that everyone in my family loved it and so did the other family to whom I gave most of it. Finally, let me just say that this is not my recipe. Nope, it’s not. It’s a fabulous low carb family recipe from the new Trim Healthy Table cookbook by the lovely women behind Trim Healthy Mama.
If you haven’t heard of it, Trim Healthy Mama is a diet plan created by two sisters, Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. It uses the concept of eating real whole foods in an alternating pattern of low carb, high fat (S Recipes) and higher carb, lower fat (E Recipes). And a great many women have found success losing weight and regaining health on this plan. My recipes have been very popular as S Recipes with the THM crowd for quite some time. So I was delighted and flattered to be given the opportunity to review their gorgeous new cookbook. It’s hot off the presses, and just released on September 12th! It contains over 300 recipes, wonderful tips on eating healthy, meal prep, and smart kitchen shortcuts. And it’s a delightful read because it also includes THM success stories at the start of every chapter. It’s heartwarming all around.
These ladies are prolific, let me tell you. They’ve already released a diet plan book, a cookbook, and a meal plan book. But the Trim Healthy Table is very family-meal focused, which as a mother of three myself, I can fully appreciate. Many of the recipes serve 6 to 8 people but almost all of them can easily be halved for smaller families. But then they also have a section called Hangry Meals for One, which cracks me up. Perfect for the mom who’s been running around doing things for her family all day and really just needs to feed herself and do it quickly.
And the recipes really are family friendly. Pearl and Serene have 18 children between them (oh my!) and so they know the challenges of feeding picky eaters. There are so many great recipes packed with nutrition but that also appeal to kids’ tastebuds. The recipe I made, this delicious low carb chicken fajita soup, was a home run for my kids. My son even ate some as an after school snack.
I actually made this recipe for TWO families, mine and a friend’s. See, my friend had surgery for breast cancer recently and I signed up to bring her family a meal. And the moment I saw this recipe, I knew it fit the bill. It made a lot of soup and could easily have served 10, but it also cuts in half nicely to feed 4 or 5. And it’s beyond easy. It’s one of those “dump and run” slow cooker or Instant Pot recipes, where you just toss everything in and turn on your machine and walk away. And the recipe gives a neat little shortcut for using what the Trim Healthy Mamas call “frozen small cut seasoning blend”…pre-chopped, frozen onions, peppers, and celery from your grocery store.
I admit I actually chopped the celery and onion myself, only because I happened to have some fresh at home that I didn’t want to waste. But I did grab a bag of frozen sliced peppers and that simplified the process considerably. Frozen veggies are a great way to cut your prep time and they are just as healthful as the fresh variety…sometimes more so because they are frozen at the peak of nutrition. And even with the hand chopping, the start to finish time was all of 30 minutes. It gave me a chance to use my brand new Instant Pot but there are instructions for the slow cooker too.
Huge thumbs up to this recipe and it will definitely enter my arsenal as a really great kid-friendly low carb meal. And another thumbs up to a great cookbook that is perfect for hungry families looking to eat more healthfully. With so many great recipes, there is something for even the pickiest eater to love!
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- 2 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1 10- ounce can Ro-tel style diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 10 ounces frozen small cut seasoning blend see notes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- ¾ teaspoon chipotle powder or more chile powder
Pressure Cooker Directions:
- Place all of the ingredients in a pressure cooker. Seal and cook on high with the vent closed for 25 minutes (I used the soup setting on my Instant Pot).
- Let the pressure naturally release on its own before opening the pressure cooker.
- Remove the chicken thighs and shred, then return to the pot.
- Serve with lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and avocado, if desired.
Slow Cooker Directions:
- Same as above in your slow cooker, but cook on high for 4 to 6 hours.
I love making pork ribs in my crockpot. So soft and flavorful. I just finish them off in the oven to allow the sauce to caramalise.
I also love making French onion soup in the crockpot! My neighbors love it too so I always makes extra and share.
I would love to get this cookbook! I am a Keto newbie and hence always hunting for new and good recipes to try after coming back home from work. New recipes make me want to cook! I love all the recipe so on your page and my husband enjoys eating them too! Keep up the good work.
I love onion, but find leeks give a wonderful “onion-y” flavor without as many carbs.
Dianne Rabkin says
Wow what a great cooking tool to have especially after the storm we just went through. With all the cleaning up left to do, well just saying this is exactly what we need.
Soup to nuts. Awesome
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
This sounds outstanding!
I love soups in the slow cooker!
Daylene Strickland says
I’m a THM newbie; have borrowed books from the library. I haven’t tried either the soup or an Instapot. I love chicken fajita soup, though, so definitely going to try it. Just heard wonderful things about the Instapot! I have saved many of your recipes to try! Thanks for the recipes and giveaway opportunity!
Mary Beth Martin says
I enjoy making roasts in my crock pot. Put them in the night before, add veggies in the morning, and dinner is ready!
Beef barley soup, roasts, and so much more.
Kate Lewis says
I love a roast and potatoes!
I don’t have an instapot -but I need one! My favorite crockpot recipe is fiesta chicken.
Mary B says
I make chicken in my slow cooker weekly. Totally curious about using an instant pot got days.when I start the.chicken too late in the day.
Fernanda Stratton says
Not sure what my favorite brand is, only ever used thrift store finds ???
Thanks for doing a giveaway! So generous!!!!
Is this giveaway only for US residents?
I’m trying anyways.. lol
my favourite crockpot recipe is easy anything chicken from the first THM book .
My favorite crockpot recipe is salsa chicken.
Carol Wagner says
What a wonderful giveaway!
Corina M says
Pork roast is my favorite!! Instant pot helps when I forget to defrost it 😉
Sarah Murphy says
Mmm… this soup looks great. I have been making a sweet potato chicken chili in the crockpot that I am really enjoying. Otherwise I haven’t had the best of luck using my crockpot. Everything always ends up way overcooked. User error, I’m sure. 😉