Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup

Fall is coming--that means soup. Actually I eat soup all year round, it is just too good not to enjoy weekly. This soup is quick to assemble, just dump ingredients in your Crock Pot, run errands, watch a soccer game or read a good book and soon dinner is ready. When your family walks in the door they will know that dinner is not far off. My mother taught me to always set the table early (even if dinner was a ways off), family members would see the set table ad assume dinner was right around the corner! It works I know.
I love this soup because it uses a Crock Pot and has many variations. Add or subtract ingredients to meet your family's likes. It can be gluten free. Make it your way--and enjoy!

Crock Pot Chicken Fiesta Soup
1 pound chicken tenders (they can be frozen)
6 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped red or green pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 cups froze corn--use fresh corn cut off the cob if available
1 15 ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt--divided
1 teaspoon pepper--divided
Place first nine ingredients in a Crock Pot, add 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Cover and cook on high for about 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Do not
over cook--the chicken will be come dry and chewy--not good. Remove cooked chicken tenders from the pot and place on cutting board. Slice, dice or shred the chicken, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. This makes the chicken taste awesome!!
Now comes the fun part. Place the large bowl of soup in the middle of the table. Surround it with various bowls of toppings. You may include the diced chicken, minced cilantro, fresh lime wedges, grated jack cheese, sour cream, cooked rice, cooked orzo, sliced green onions, sliced olives, diced avocados, tortilla strips etc. See how much fun this soup can be. You really can have it your way!
It would be great for a party, everyone could bring a topping or two--the hostess makes the soup. This soup is so versatile I am sure you will have fun with it--and yes, it is delicious! This recipe was inspired by Baked By Rachel
Printable Recipe

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Unknown said...

I love the idea to serve it at a party and have everyone bring toppings!

Cakelaw said...

This is one tasty soup!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, we all love soup and I really like this recipe with all the veggies - and I love that you served this Chicken Crock Pot Fiesta Spoup in such a pretty cup.
What a healthy treat and versatile too, Cindy!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Good football watching soup, indeed.

Rebekah said...

sounds delicious! We eat soup at least once a week year round also....I love using my crockpot!!!

Delectably Green said...

Ohh Scrumptious!! love the flavorings - I'm looking forward to fall soup - especially if it tastes like this!
mary x

Sue said...

I really enjoy this kind of soup...fiesta, taco or whatever people label it:) I love that you topped it with avocados; why didn't I think of that (I love them)?!?

Amber @ said...

Sounds great & the colorful tortilla strips are adorable on top1 Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #28.

~Amber @

Unknown said...

This looks delicious I'm glad that fall is here too, I love soup. I'll definitely have to add this to the soup rotation. Thanks for sharing!

Deb A said...

I'm a soup lover and this looks perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing!