Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the easiest soup you can make in the Crock Pot. Hands. Down.  I’m really not sure where I got the original recipe for this one, but I’ve adapted it slightly over time to make it even easier… if that’s possible.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans Ro-Tel tomatoes (I prefer cilantro lime for extra flavor, but original is great, too!)
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 pack taco seasoning
  • fresh or dried cilantro

For Serving

  • shredded cheese of choice (I use Mexican blend or cheddar)
  • sour cream
  • tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in crock pot.  Add chicken breasts to top of mixture.
  2. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 2-4 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips.

To make life REALLY easy on a busy weekday, here are my tips:

  • Use frozen chicken breast-they cook great in this soup from frozen!
  • Use frozen diced onion instead of chopping a fresh onion.  This is my favorite substitute in a lot of meals-it cuts back on so much time and cleanup.
  • Use dried cilantro instead of chopping fresh.  I hardly ever keep fresh cilantro on hand anymore and this saves on grocery shopping and chopping!

Hope you enjoy this easy, hearty meal as much as our family does!

Turkey Avocado Burgers

Turkey Avocado Burgers

This recipe has been adapted from a Chicken Avocado Burger recipe from the Laughing Spatula.  It’s a pretty simple recipe and great for a quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large ripe avocado (cut into chunks)
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 minced poblano or jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently.
  • Shape into desired size patties and grill.

I normally don’t include the peppers, but this recipe is great with our without!  I also keep a jar of chopped garlic in the fridge to make recipes like this even easier on a busy weeknight.  Enjoy!

Coming Soon…

Coming Soon…

Keep an eye out for some new developments! Soon a recipe of the week section will be added with my full review. With it? Not worth it? Best recipe ever? They’ll be coming soon!

In addition to new recipes, everyone needs a good laugh every now and then. I will be adding a section entitled “Toddler-ese”. This is my take on “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. I’ve had some doozies, so I figured why nor document them all!