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Crockpot Bean and Chicken Taco Soup

Regardless of how much or how little experience you have had in the kitchen, you are sure to find this a very simple recipe to make. If you are in the mood for a tasty chicken soup, consider this crockpot chicken taco soup recipe which is hearty, warming and so yummy. Homemade chicken soup is always welcome and the whole family is sure to enjoy the taste of this.

There are plenty of chicken soup recipes to choose from but this one is particularly good because of the south of the border twist. This is just what everyone wants to have for dinner on a chilly winter evening. This adaptable soup can be changed however you want just by adding extra meat or veggies, or substituting some of the ingredients for others. Use what you have on hand. This recipe offers an interesting twist on the traditional chicken soup recipe you are sure to already know and the whole family should really like it.

You will need chicken breast, onion, beans and corn, tomatoes and tomato sauce, beer, and taco sauce to make it, along with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips for the perfect garnish. Follow the recipe below and you will be able to make this wonderful Mexican taco soup, and it is made in the crockpot which means the flavors will be extra mellow and well-blended. Crockpot cooking is also very easy. Simply dump the ingredients in there, remove and shred the chicken when it is done, then put it back in, and give the soup a couple more hours. That is all you need to do to make this magical dish and your reward will be the most fantastic flavor. We are calling this a soup but actually it is somewhere between a soup, stew and chili in terms of flavor and texture.

You will need a 4-quart crockpot to make this, or you can halve the recipe and use a smaller one. Bear in mind slow cooking works best when the crockpot is two-thirds full. Fill it less and you risk the soup sticking and cooking too fast. Fill it more and it might bubbly over or not cook thoroughly. This simple bean and chicken taco soup is ideal for any occasion. Make it once, taste it and enjoy the authentic south of the border flavors, and there is no doubt you will want to make this again, and soon!

Thick and Hearty Slow-Cooked Taco Soup
Summary: Chicken is paired with beans, corn, tomatoes, beer, and taco seasoning to make this mouthwatering taco soup. The flavor is rich and delicious, and it makes a hearty meal.
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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 15 oz can whole kernel corn
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 16 oz can chili beans
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 20 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, not drained
  • 12 fl oz beer
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • Shredded cheddar, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips, to serve (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put the black beans in a crockpot with the onion, beer, chili beans, tomato sauce, corn, and diced tomatoes.
  2. Stir in the taco seasoning.
  3. Put the chicken breasts on top of the mixture and press them down until just covered by the other ingredients.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 hours on low or until the chicken is cooked through with no pink in the center.
  5. Remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks, then put it back in the crockpot
  6. Cook for another 2 hours on low
  7. Serve topped with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and some sour cream chips, if liked.

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This is what your rich, tasty Mexican taco soup will look like before adding the cheese, cream and tortilla chips to finish it off. You can expect plenty of flavor in every bite and this soup is sure to warm you up on a cool winter evening. Pairing chicken with tomatoes, beer, taco seasoning, beans, and corn, this flavorful soup is somewhere between a soup and a stew, in terms of texture, and the flavor is just perfect, largely thanks to the slow cooking method. Crockpots always coax maximum flavor out of ingredients and produce a mellow, delicious result. Serve this south of the border soup for lunch or dinner and enjoy the heavenly flavors it offers.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine