How to make slow cooker chicken fajita soup (video)

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With only easy three steps and a few garnishes, you can make this amazingly delicious chicken fajita soup in no time at all. After a few minutes of prep, you're ready to go about the rest of your day, knowing that when dinner time comes, you have something special in your slow cooker ready to go.
The flavors in this tomato-and-chicken-based soup are wonderful and so easy to achieve. The lime juice adds brightness to the soup, while jalapeno adds a bit of spice. Add a packet of taco seasoning for a blend of spices and sour cream for a touch of richness. Black beans, corn and tortilla strips add unique textures to the soup. Eight hours in the slow cooker gives you a wonderfully rich soup with a perfect balance of flavors!
Cooktop Cove
Slow cooker chicken fajita soup
15 minutes
3 hours
3 hours, 15 minutes
1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces, about ½ inch
2 10-ounce cans low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup canned tomato puree
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 cup small-diced red onion
1 cup small-diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno, seeds removed
1 package taco seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream
1 cup drained canned black beans
1 cup drained canned corn
1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cups tortilla strips or chips
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup diced avocado
Place everything from chicken to salt in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, add sour cream, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice. Stir to combine. Cook on high for an additional hour.
Garnish with fried tortilla strips or chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream and avocado.
Pro tip 1: For a smoky and spicy flavor, add 2 tablespoons diced canned chipotle peppers in adobo.
Pro tip 2:To save on time, replace the diced tomato, red onion and peppers with a jar of prepared salsa.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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