Thursday, September 15, 2011

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Sometimes when I'm in a dinner rut, a good way to get myself out is by making something with the crock pot.  It's a good reminder that 1) a good meal doesn't have to be difficult or time-intensive, and 2) I should use the crock pot more often.  So when I was in a dinner slump a while back, I decided to whip up some chicken taco soup.  It's actually very similar to this easy taco soup, which is a family favorite, so this soup is naturally a  hit in our house.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
(adapted from AllRecipes)
Printable Recipe
Serves 8

1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
1 (15 ounce) corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth
2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 package taco seasoning (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon dried cilantro
3 chicken breasts

1) Put all ingredients in the crock pot, placing chicken on top of the other ingredients.  Press the chicken lightly into the other ingredients so just covered.  Set slow cooker to low, cover, and cook for 4-5 hours.
2) Remove chicken breasts from the crock pot.  Shred chicken and stir back into the soup.  Allow the soup to continue to cook 2 hours.  Serve soup with cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.  Enjoy!

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