chicken taco soup

Feb 5, 2011 by

this is probably the easiest soup recipe that i have ever made.  the original recipe that i used needs some tweaking, as it was excessively “beany.”   nevertheless, it’s very simple to make and is really good served with chicken quesadilla rolls on the side.  even better, it can cook in your crockpot all day.

adapted from:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 16 oz. can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. beer (i prefer blue moon and drink the extra 4 oz.  quality control is always good.)
  • 2 10 oz. cans rotel, undrained
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • shredded cheese, optional
  • sour cream, optional
  • crushed tortilla chips, optional
  1. place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer and diced tomatoes on a large bowl.  add taco seasoning, stir to blend.  cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. in the morning, pour the bowl ingredients into your crockpot.  lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down lightly until just covered by the other ingredients.  set crockpot on low, go to work.  forget about it, or don’t.  🙂
  3. come home.
  4. remove the chicken breasts from the soup, allow to cool enough to be handled.  shred the chicken using a knife and fork.  stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, cook until you’re ready to serve.
  5. serve over crushed tortilla chips and top with cheese and/or sour cream.


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