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This Crockpot Mexican chicken soup is fresh, tangy, and comforting. Set it and forget it, and you'll come back home to a wonderful healthy homemade soup!
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Crockpot Mexican Chicken Soup

This slow cooker Mexican chicken soup is fresh, tangy, and comforting. Set it and forget it, and you'll come back home to a wonderful healthy homemade soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Crockpot Mexican chicken soup, slow cooker Mexican chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 285kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (28 fluid ounce) can crushed or diced tomatoes with juices
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can corn drained
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 4 sticks celery chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled & sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • 3-4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)

To serve:

  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Garnish (optional):

  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Avocado slices
  • Lime wedges 
  • ...etc!

Instructions

  • Prep your onion, celery, and carrots.
  • Add all the soup ingredients except for salt & pepper, cilantro, and lime juice to your Crockpot. I like to give everything a good stir prior to adding the chicken breasts. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
  • Once the soup is cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks and stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt & pepper if desired.
  • Garnish the soup with any/all of the garnish suggestions. Serve immediately. 

Notes

  • Feel free to swap the chicken breasts for boneless/skinless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat. I'd add 4-6 of them for this recipe and keep the cooking time the same. Anything up to about 2 pounds worth will work. Chicken thighs tend to retain their moisture better than chicken breasts, so keep that in mind.
  • This is the 7-quart Crockpot I used to make this recipe. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1289mg | Potassium: 1201mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4419IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 4mg