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recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Last month right before my laptop died, I did another Ree-inspired cooking photo session while making dinner. Unfortunately, I downloaded the pictures to my computer, deleted them from my camera, and then my computer went kaput before I had a chance to do another backup to my external drive. So, the photos remained un-reachable for almost a month.

BUT! My laptop was returned, all fixed! And since I’m always scraping for post ideas during NaBloPoMo, I figured I’d just save it for now. Here’s a demo and recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Soup. It’s ridiculously easy and incredibly good. The best combination!

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Start out by chopping an onion.

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Then add the can of tomatoes & chiles.

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Next up: the corn.

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Then the tomato sauce and taco seasoning.

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Mix it all up and take a whiff- it smells good already and it’s not even cooked!

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Trim the chicken breasts a bit if you need to (I HATE the grisly stuff on the edges, yuck!)

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Then stick them in the crock pot so that they’re just covered by the tomato mixture.

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Then cook on low for about 5 hours.

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After 5 hours, take out the chicken pieces. Cut them up a bit and throw them (okay, PLACE THEM) in your food processor. Or if you don’t have one and/or you like making extra work for yourself, you could shred the chicken with some forks or something.

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Put the shredded chicken bits back into the crock pot and cook for another 2 hours or so.

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Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and fresh cilantro. If I could marry cilantro, I totally would. Dan would be OUT THE DOOR.

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You can eat it as is, or you can eat it with tortilla chips- that’s my preference.


  1. Yes! I love your recipes Jenn! I’m planning to make the last one you posted (sun dried tomato chicken pasta thing) tomorrow night for supper. Yum! This one looks great too.

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    Nov 6 4:24 pm

  2. Hmm I’ll have to try this out sometime. Yummy!

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    Nov 6 4:52 pm

  3. Jen

    @Jaime: Glad you like them! I’m making the sun-dried tomato pasta this week too :) We haven’t had it in a while, and it is soooo yummy.

    Nov 6 5:02 pm

  4. Oh my goodness! These is awesome and I need to make it! It’s a fabulous recipe!

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    Nov 6 6:01 pm

  5. I love recipes that have only a couple of ingredients…I so want to try this! :D

    Nov 6 8:14 pm

  6. Jen

    @Claudia: And the best part is, most of them come in a can :) SUPER easy!

    Nov 6 8:31 pm

  7. Is it normal that I am drooling over your counter top as much as I am drooling over the food? heh.

    Adding this one to my menu for next week!

    Nov 6 9:51 pm

  8. Jen

    @Melissa: heh :) I have to say, I’m in love with my counter tops too! The old ones were DISGUSTING, I could not wait to get rid of them. We didn’t spring for solid-surface (would have cost 4x as much!!!) but we found some really nice looking laminate counter tops that work great. So drool away :)

    Nov 6 11:03 pm

  9. Looks de-lish!!! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Nov 6 11:56 pm

  10. Yummy! I’m hungry now…

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    Nov 7 9:21 am

  11. Athena

    Definitely making this!

    Cilantro and I could have a very happy life together too!

    Nov 7 9:52 am

  12. You can’t make me like chicken, but you can make me laugh that you’d dump Dan for Cilantro!

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    Nov 7 11:52 am

  13. Jen

    @Burgh Baby: hehe like that one? It’s so true.

    You could totally add beans to this instead of chicken… and actually, now that I think about it, the original recipe called for beans too but… well. You know my feelings about beans.

    Nov 7 11:54 am

  14. Crud. You just made me lick my computer screen.

    Looks so dang good! We’ll be trying this…

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    Nov 7 11:56 am

  15. I totally tried your recipe for pasta with sun dried tomatoes and chicken and loved it… I will be trying this very soon!
    THanks for the tasty yet simple recipes!!

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    Nov 7 3:16 pm

  16. This is perfect. I’ve been trying to figure out what to make today and I already have *all* these ingredients!

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    Nov 8 12:09 pm

  17. Jen

    @kirida: awesome! Glad I could make your day easier :)

    Nov 8 12:49 pm

  18. I make this ALL of the time Jennifer; I think you shared it on flick*r at some point………it’s one of hubby’s favorites :)

    Nov 9 9:30 pm