9.25.2014

WE EAT | Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

My crock pot sings to the tune of T.Swift's Shake it Off after a long summer of neglect.  There was a time or two that it made an appearance during the months of March-August, but for the most part we leave the crock pot for cooler weather welcome.
hello my spaaaakkkllley slow cooker.
|i'm just gonna shake it..|
You are welcome for that mind consuming song. 

Nothing (and I honestly mean nothing) beats coming home after church (or a day of work) to the smell of dinner already awaiting. With the official first day of fall finally arriving this week, there is no better way to celebrate than with soup.
Taco Soup
with chicken
..and cheese.
topped with sour cream? 
how about some avocado?  yes, please.
Chicken Taco Soup
1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 (15oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15oz) can golden kernel corn, drained and rinsed
2 (15oz) cans Italian diced tomatoes
1 (10oz) can original Ro Tel tomatoes
1 (15oz) can 98% fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
1 packet buttermilk ranch or spicy ranch salad dressing/seasoning mix (such as Hidden Valley)
1 packet taco seasoning (I've also used a chipotle taco seasoning packet)
Toppings: sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt), shredded cheese, tortilla chips, avocado/guacamole

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

I've doubled this recipe and frozen the left overs in 1 quart portioned freezer bags and thawed out for later in a pinch.  Works perfectly, especially on evenings when I forgot to start the crock pot before leaving for work!
Probably the easiest recipe you'll ever claim.  everr.  
Parker and Jolie's favorite part was stirring in the plain Greek yogurt.  We usually use this over actual sour cream.  By the end of dinner they basically had a bowl of Greek yogurt with a few kernels of corn and a handful of beans.


Curly locks over here was a little less enthusiastic to put it in her mouth.  Their daddy and me have been eating this Taco Soup recipe for 10 years, but this was a first for these birds.
Mid-meal I had to finally whip out the chips. I wanted them to take a few real bites first before I offered them something to dip.
Hummus chips were the bomb-diggity dipped in the taco soup.  Parker ate every last bit in her bowl.

Jolie agreed.

Chicken dinner winner, ya'll.

Whats your favorite slow cooker meal?  PLEASE share- I am always up for suggestions and new recipes!

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3 comments:

Becky M said...

This sounds so amazing!! It's perfect for this fall weather!!

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Jenn said...

Totally making this next week, thanks mama! My favorite crock pot meals are chicken tortilla soup, pulled chicken tacos and pineapple bbq beef sliders. yum!

Mrs Shymanski said...

Making this tonight! Yum!

Some of our favs are tortilla soup, chicken soup, pulled pork , beef dip, pulled chicken for fajitas, etc

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