Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Get ready to warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds with a comforting bowl of Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup. Bursting with vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients, this soup is a celebration of the rich culinary heritage of Mexico.

As the aromatic aroma fills your kitchen, you’ll be transported to the bustling streets of Mexico, where the tantalizing scents of spices and herbs linger in the air. This recipe combines the convenience of a slow cooker with the bold and robust flavors of Mexican cuisine, resulting in a hearty and satisfying soup that will keep you coming back for more.

Imagine tender, succulent chicken simmered in a fragrant broth infused with traditional Mexican spices, such as cumin, chili powder, and oregano. The addition of fresh vegetables, such as bell peppers, corn, and tomatoes, adds a delightful crunch and vibrant colors to every spoonful.

Not only does this soup provide a comforting and nourishing meal, but it also offers the convenience of a slow cooker. Simply set it and forget it, allowing the flavors to meld together and the chicken to become tender and juicy.

So, grab your slow cooker, gather the ingredients, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey to Mexico with Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup. This recipe will warm your heart and satisfy your cravings for authentic Mexican flavors. Let’s dive into a bowl of this soul-soothing soup that will transport you to the flavors of Mexico with every spoonful.

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Ingredients

▢1 tbsp olive oil

▢1 onion , diced (brown, white, yellow)

▢1 red capsicum/bell pepper , large, diced

▢3 cloves garlic , minced

▢3 cups (750ml) chicken broth/stock , low sodium

▢800g / 28 oz canned black beans, drained (2 cans, or other beans, Note 1)

▢800g / 28 oz canned corn, drained (2 cans, or 500g/1lb frozen or fresh corn)

▢800g / 28oz crushed canned tomato OR 700g tomato passata (Note 2)

▢500g / 1 lb chicken breast

SPICES

▢1 tbsp dried oregano

▢2 tsp cumin powder

▢2 tsp paprika powder

▢1 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder (or 2 tsp of one of them)

▢1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, adjust spiciness)

▢1 tsp each salt + black pepper

TOPPINGS

▢Shredded cheese (recommended)

▢Sour cream or yogurt (recommended)

▢Coriander/cilantro (recommended)

▢Lime wedges (recommended)

▢Avocado, diced

▢Corn chips or tortillas , for dunking

Instructions

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet and sauté the onion, capsicum/bell pepper and garlic for 5 minutes until translucent.

Add a splash of chicken broth, bring to simmer then tip it all into the slow cooker. (Instant Pot: Do Step 1 & 2 on saute function).

Add remaining chicken broth, Spices, corn, bean and tomato. Give it a good stir, then add chicken and push down to submerge.

Slow cook for 6 to 8 hours on LOW. (Or pressure cooker 25 minutes on high, see Note for stove).

Remove chicken onto plate, shred with 2 forks. Return into slow cooker, give it a good stir. Check if it needs more salt or pepper.

Ladle into bowls and serve with Toppings of choice!

In conclusion, Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup is a culinary masterpiece that brings the vibrant and bold flavors of Mexico right to your table. This comforting and nourishing soup combines the convenience of a slow cooker with the rich and aromatic spices of traditional Mexican cuisine.

Each spoonful of this soup is a delightful explosion of flavors, with tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and a fragrant broth infused with Mexican spices. The slow cooking process allows the ingredients to meld together, resulting in a harmonious and satisfying meal that will warm your soul.

Not only is this soup incredibly delicious, but it also offers the convenience of hands-off cooking. Simply set it in the morning and return to a house filled with the enticing aromas of a homemade Mexican feast.

Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal on a chilly evening or a crowd-pleasing dish for a gathering, Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup is the perfect choice. It brings the flavors of Mexico to your kitchen, allowing you to savor the authentic tastes and aromas without the need for extensive preparation.

So, grab a bowl, garnish it with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, and savor the warm and comforting flavors of Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup. This recipe will transport you to the streets of Mexico and leave you craving more with every spoonful.

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