Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup

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Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you’ll love.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup

Last week I realized that I haven’t shared a soup recipe on Who Needs A Cape? in quite some time. We’re still knee deep in winter here in Michigan so soup is on the menu frequently.

Making soup in my slow cooker happens at least once a week in some way, shape or form. Whether it be chili, stew or straight up soup, I love the absolute convenience of using my crockpot for soups.

I had purchased a huge package of chicken. You know the one, a tray that’s loaded with enough chicken breasts to feed a small army. 

 

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.

 

First I made sheet pan chicken fajitas which are one of my personal favorites (although I’ve never gotten my recipe posted). I still had one pound of chicken breasts awaiting a dinner selection. 

There are all sorts of versions of slow cooker chicken soups. I wanted to make one that was similar to a chicken tortilla soup but a bit different.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is super easy to prepare with loads of flavors. Best part, it is a versatile recipe which you can adjust to suit your family or what you have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator.

 

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.

 

The basis of this soup begins with chicken stock, chicken breasts, diced tomatoes, diced green chilies, frozen corn, and frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. These ingredients along with seasonings slow cook away while you are busy accomplishing other tasks, gotta love that!

This soup is such an easy and delicious dish. You can throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker in less than 5 minutes. I do hope you give this comforting dish a try!

What do you need to make Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup?

  • Chicken broth
  • Chicken breasts
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced green chilies
  • Frozen corn
  • Frozen hash brown potatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Seasonings

 

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.

 

Some tips for making Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup:

  • Up the heat level by adding: cayenne pepper, chipotle powder or Tabasco sauce.
  • Add in black beans or chopped bell pepper if you desired.
  • Top with: shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, and sour cream. 
  • I cooked on high for 4 hours, with an additional 30 minutes of cooking time to thicken at the end.
  • Substitute 2 cans of Rotel for the diced tomatoes and green chilies. 

 

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.

 

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Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup is a comforting meal that feeds a crowd. Grab your crockpot, this is an easy to make flavor-packed dinner you'll love.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  1. In slow cooker combine: chicken broth, chicken breasts, garlic, onion, tomatoes, green chilies, corn, shredded potatoes, salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin.
  2. Place lid on slow cooker and cook 4 hours on high.
  3. Remove chicken breasts to a bowl and shred with 2 forks.
  4. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker.
  5. Whisk together half and half and flour until thoroughly combined. Pour into slow cooker and stir. Add shredded cheese.
  6. Allow to slow cooker 30 more minutes.

Notes

Optional: top with additional shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and sour cream.

soup made in slow cooker in a bowl with spoon and toppings

Comments

  1. I love soup in the winter to keep me warm and satisfied! Southwest sounds like a fun variation and I bet I will love the spicy flavors. Thanks for the slow cooker soup recipe!

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