This Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup is packed with shredded chicken, diced vegetables, beans, corn, and fire roasted tomatoes. It’s a great warming recipe to prep for the week.
I have been dreaming about this type of soup for awhile – one that allows me to just dump all my favorite southwestern flavors into the slow cooker and walk away for a few hours, to come back to a bowl of soup where the chicken perfectly shreds into the hot spiced broth packed with beans, corn, and fire roasted tomatoes.
And guys? This Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup doesn’t disappoint. It makes a big batch perfect for a crowd, for your lunches for a week, or for freezing in individual containers in the freezer for when you just need some soup, stat.
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (~1 lb)
- 2 sweet peppers (green or red)
- 1 medium onion
- 1 15-ounce can pinto beans
- 1 15-ounce can black beans
- 1 15-ounce can sweet corn
- 1 28-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 and ½ tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- Pour chicken stock into the crockpot and set the chicken into it. Turn the slow cooker on high so it warms up while you prep the rest of the recipe.
- Dice the sweet peppers and onion and place on top of the chicken.
- Drain and rise the pinto beans, black beans, and corn. Place them on top of the diced vegetables.
- Pour the entire can of fire roasted tomatoes on top of the mixture and top with spices. Stir the mixture gently so the spices mix into the top layers.
- Turn the crockpot on high for 4 hours. Using two forks, shred the chicken breast and add in 1 cup of chopped cilantro.
- Serve with avocado, plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, cheese, or chips.
Don’t miss the step of stirring in chopped cilantro, with adds a wonderful citrusy herb flavor to the broth. For my favorite combination, top it with plain Greek yogurt and avocado.
I hope you guys are staying warm this week – I just got back to Denver for a long winter break (perks of being in school again!) and while I love snow and cold weather, I hate being physically cold.
Time to break out the slow cooker for some hot, warming soup!
Let me know if you try this recipe – hope you love it.