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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course: Soup
Keyword: chicken, soup
Author: Mary Hoover

Ingredients

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can chili beans or I use red kidney beans and about a 1/2 T chili powder
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • do not drain any of the beans/veggies
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can chicken broth or equivalent using bouillon
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • crushed tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into the crock pot, with the chicken going in last. Press down chicken until it is just under the other ingredients. Cook on high for 3-5 hrs.
  • 5 hrs into cooking (depending on if your chicken was thawed and your slow cooker's heat), remove chicken from the soup base. Allow to cool a bit and then shred the chicken. Do this by slicing across the grain of the meat. Chicken that is cooked enough will fall apart. If not shredding easily, return chicken to pot for a little longer.
  • Return fully shredded chicken to the pot, turn down heat and cook for another hour.
  • After dishing out soup, top off with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.