And usually with incredibly tasty results. And that’s what we have here.
Lots of garnishes – cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips- all add to the finished dish.
Be forewarned, this will stick to your ribs, and it is very filling.
This recipe calls for a package of taco seasoning, but there’s a make-your-own recipe at the bottom of this page that is truly terrific, and you can expand the recipe to make sure you always have some on hand in your pantry.
Taco Chicken Soup Crock Pot Recipe
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can (16 ounces) chili beans
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with chilies, such as Rotel
1 can or bottle (12 ounces) beer – regular or light, your favorite!
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons chili powder
kosher salt and ground black pepper
Season the chicken breasts with the kosher salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle both sides of each breast with the chili powder.
Put the chopped onion, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and chili beans in a slow cooker. Whisk together the tomato sauce with the taco seasoning mix and pour it over the vegetables.
Place the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the beans and vegetables. Pour the beer over the chicken and add the bay leaf. Make sure the chicken is submerged under the beer – you may have to press them down to keep them covered.
Cover the pot and turn on low, and cook for 5 hours. Take the chicken breasts out at that time and either shred them or cut into dice. Return the chicken to the pot, stir it in and continue cooking for 2 more hours.
Food For Thought – If you are serving this for a buffet or party, set out as many garnishes as you can. Go with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, avocado chunks or guacamole, fresh salsa or pico de gallo, sour cream and a small bowl of crushed red chili flakes. And don’t forget the beer!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon chili powder
11/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
Whisk all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.