Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm!

My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I drove between the two sites. He ran in to get ready for the 7:00 pm concert. Normally I would run home but since my daughter was sick and not going to the concert I got an awesome parking space and made a bunch of phone calls and got some emails sent out.  My office is often my car.

The concert did not let out until after 9:00 pm. I think that is too late for 6th – 8th graders. My son still had math, science, and English for homework and to eat dinner. Thankfully I had started dinner about 3:00 pm and knew it was waiting at home in the slow cooker for us. A loaf of bread was in the bread maker too for us to have with our soup. Hot bread and warm soup? Perfect.

 

Verdict:

It was such a relief to know that as we headed home that dinner was ready in the slow cooker. We weren’t trying to stop by one of the very crowded fast food places because everyone was headed to them!

The soup was a bit spicy (cut back on the red pepper, Cayenne pepper and/or chili powder if you like things without so much heat) but for us it was what we needed. My daughter has been battling a head cold and the spice allowed her to breathe a bit while she was eating it. She said she could actually taste something! My son likes hot and spicy and could add a dash of hot sauce to the broth. I added sour cream to the top of mine to cool it down just a bit.

You can add black beans, cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, green onions, sliced onions, or peppers to the soup as you like. Remember to taste and make it your own!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 5 minutes prep and 5-6 hours on low in slow cooker
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs chicken breast,  cut into 1″-2″ pieces (Hint– If your  chicken breast is still slightly frozen it is super easy to cut!)
  • 2 (28 oz) cans tomatoes – at least one can of sauce other can is your choice either sauce, crushed, or diced
  • 2 (15 oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 (16 oz) beans, drained and rinsed – you choice (I used garbanzo beans because that is what I had on hand)
  • other add ins : one thinly sliced onion, one diced green pepper, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • dash red pepper flakes, if desired
  • Toppings for serving: sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, sliced olives,

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir well and cook on low 5-6 hours.
  2. Serve hot with toppings as desired.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Henrietta Watson says:

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Lacey says:

    930? I would not have made it.

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    1. Lacey says:

      I wouldn’t have made it that late without eating. I would have totally made the soup 🙂

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      1. koolaidmoms says:

        Thank you!

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  3. Nothing like knowing that dinner is done when you get home. Best feeling in the world and saves money too. This looks scrumptious.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It made me feel really good as we drove past the crowded fast food places to know I had something I could feel good feeding my family waiting for us at home. Best part was it was super simple to put together before we left!

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  4. I love hot and this sounds fantastic. We are in Autumn not so I am saving this recipe for our winter months ahead.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! We are supposed to be in Spring but it is 25 degrees Farenheit today!

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  5. Love this -my crock pot is my favorite friend in the kitchen

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Mine too!

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  6. Sounds amazing Marci

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  7. Whew, glad you pulled all that off! It looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was nice to come home to a good meal.

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  8. this looks like a dish we recently made…so good!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Nice! Glad you liked it!

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  9. That sounds like a perfect warm you up, comfort food soup! Thanks! ☺

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Thank you. I found your site because you liked something on ours (our blog is very new), can’t wait to make this soup!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yeah! I just went and followed you.

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