Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Southwest Chicken Soup - Crockpot or Stovetop

Southwest Chicken Soup - Crockpot or Stovetop recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Chicken, chiles, beans, tomatoes and Mexican spices combine to make one of our favorite soups. This soup is full of great flavors with a good bit of heat from the green chile and spices. This soup is easily made on the stove-top or in the crock-pot. I've included directions for both methods.

Southwest Chicken Soup
(printable recipe)

1.5 lb shredded cooked chicken
1 medium onion,chopped
2-3 green chiles, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8-10oz frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups black beans, pre-cooked or (1) can
4 cups chicken broth, homemade or (2) cans
14oz can petite diced tomatoes
10oz can red enchilada sauce
Shredded cheese

STOVETOP METHOD: Place all ingredients into a large pot on the stove. Heat over medium high heat until it starts to boil and then reduce heat and simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

CROCKPOT METHOD: Place all ingredients, except for the cheese, into the slow-cooker in the order listed. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Top with shredded cheese right before serving. Enjoy!

FREEZER MEAL: This soup freezes well. It is a frequent lunch request from my husband and my oldest son. I portion the soup into two cup containers and I then have lunches ready to go for both of them whenever the need arises.

Southwest Chicken Soup - Crockpot or Stovetop recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


  1. I'm roasting a couple of chickens today this will be a great recipe later in the week for some of the left over meat. My boys and husband are all sick... this might be a good warm you up and make you feel good kinda soup!

  2. Looks and sounds deliciously comforting!!

  3. Mary, This soup looks so delicious. I want to come to your house for lunch. :)

  4. This looks so delicious! Send over a cup?? : )

  5. Chicken breasts just went on sale at my grocery. Gonna try this straight-away!

    Do you ever serve with tortilla strips on top?

  6. Could I put a link to your blog on my blogroll? (I don't know what the proper etiquette is on this:-)

  7. Sure you can, Janeen. Thanks! We do serve this with tortilla strips some of the time. It's delicious that way.

  8. I am loving all of the gorgeous soup recipes I am seeing all over the blog world; your included. I just wish it would get cooler here in Florida so I could indulge!!!

  9. Great looking soup, especially now that the weather is cooling down. This sounds sort of like a Chicken Tortilla soup that I have made before.

  10. Wonderful soup - I'm not surprised it's your husbands fav! lovely spices - can't wait to try this one :)

  11. That would be perfect for a lazy winter afternoon!

  12. Sounds easy and yummy. I would definitely throw it in the crockpot, and maybe serve it with some of those homemade tortillas that you inspired me to make!

  13. I just saved this to my desktop recipe software for trying later, sooner than later, actually. This is perfect for the cooler days coming up but it still packs the flavors of summer.

  14. I love eating soup. This soup looks great!

  15. This soup is just perfect...
    I am sure my husband will enjoy it too...
    I love the ides of freezing in portion for lunches

  16. I got this recipe off of your site several months ago and it is like a monthly regular now. It's so delicious, easy, and fast to make . . . and is pretty much the only time we get enough beans in our diet. :) Love it! I also followed your instructions on another post for cooking beans in the crock-pot first. Thank you!