Slow Cooker Taco Soup

slow cooker taco soup

This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It’s basically a party in a pot and it’s addictive. The longer you let this cook, the more lovely the flavors become. I put a good amount of dry rub on some chicken, gave it a quick sear, and threw everything into the slow cooker. It is on constant rotation in my house because not only is it insanely delicious, it is SO EASY! Let your slow cooker break everything down and do the work for you. Just make sure you top it off with some fresh lime juice and tortilla chips.

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Giving the chicken a dry rub with chili powder creates a light crust, enhancing the flavor without adding moisture. That’s perfect for this recipe since we’ll be yielding plenty of moisture from slow cooking. Coat both sides of the chicken and give it quick sear in a hot skillet-about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the seared chicken into the bottom of a slow cooker sprayed with non stick spray.

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Add in your corn, tomatoes (with all those great juices), black beans, and green onion. I’ve become pretty obsessed with fire roasted tomatoes lately.

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Top with the rest of the seasonings, including half of the cilantro. The secret is the cumin- it adds so much depth and flavor and bit of heat. Now pour in the chicken broth and give everything a quick stir.

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Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Take 2 forks and shred the chicken. I love to shred chicken in a soup because the stock soaks up in the chicken — sigh… I could eat endless bowls of this soup.

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Serve with freshly squeezed lime juice and the rest of the cilantro. You could also add some crunched tortilla chips or Mexican-blend shredded cheese. That sounds pretty darn good.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup
This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It's basically a party in a pot and it's addictive.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It's basically a party in a pot and it's addictive.
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained, rinsed
  • 10 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbsp cilantro freshly chopped, divided
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime squeezed
Instructions
  1. Dry rub each side of 3 chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons chili powder. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and sear chicken, 2 minutes per side.
  2. Spray slow cooker with non stick spray and place seared chicken in the bottom. Add the beans, tomatoes, corn, and green onion over the chicken.
  3. Top with 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro and the rest of the seasonings. Pour chicken broth over the mixture and give it a quick stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. After 6 hours, use 2 forks to shred the chicken in the soup and give everything another stir. Serve with freshly squeezed lime juice, and garnish with another tablespoon of cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Serve with shredded Mexican-blend cheese and tortilla chips.

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