Friday, March 13, 2009

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

This is an extremely easy soup that I have been making for a few years. You just put the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning, and by evening, you have a delicious, flavorful soup. I wait until near the end of cooking time to add the corn- that way it stays a little firmer and sweeter. You can also throw in any tomatoes or sweet bell peppers that need using. Top this soup with anything you like- we like sour cream, fresh cilantro, and chopped avocados. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese is also a lovely addition. Don't forget to serve it with corn or tortilla chips!

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup
adapted from Allrecipes

3-4 chicken breasts (can use frozen)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves galic, chopped
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
2 8-oz cans tomato sauce
1 1/4 cup water
1 tsp. chicken bouillon base (such as "Better than Bouillon" or Trader Joe's chicken broth packet)
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained
1 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1-2 cups frozen corn

Toppings, optional:
sour cream
chopped cilantro
shredded sharp cheddar
chopped avocado
tortilla or corn chips

1.  Lay chicken breasts in a large crockpot. Add onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, bouillon, both cans of beans, and the spices. Cook on low for about 7-8 hours. Shred chicken with two forks, and stir in the corn. Cook another 30 minutes to one hour. Serve with optional toppings.
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Linda said...

Good tip about the corn--I've never considered that!

We usually make this with ground beef & my daughter makes with no meat. I'll have to try chicken!

Carrie said...

I need a crock pot! I love the idea of coming home to a cooked meal!

Megan said...

I'm loving this recipe too! Stumbled!

Jodi Aponte said...

My family loves this recipe. I use a can of corn (drained) instead of frozen. We serve it topped with cilantro, sour cream and cheddar cheese and use tortilla chips to scoop it up. This is so easy to make and Delicious!