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Living In: Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA
lucylove is looking for: (4 recommendations)
Have you made this, or one like it? I need advice --->

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Last updated: Feb. 4, 2013 2:27 pm
Posted: Feb. 4, 2013 10:23 am
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Photo of: Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Submitted by: RaisinKane aka Patti 
Home Town: Damascus, Oregon, USA
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
A hearty combination of beans, corn, tomatoes, and taco seasonings, slow cooked with shredded chicken. Top each bowl with Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips. Made mostly of canned ingredients, this tasty soup lets the slow cooker do the work so you don't have to! 
Recommended by: lucylove
Feb. 4, 2013 10:25 am
I want to use chicken broth in place of beer (gluten) and because I hate cooked tomato chunks (it's a texture thing), homemade picante sauce for the diced tomatoes. Would you suggest using 20 oz. picante, like the tomatoes?
Feb. 4, 2013 10:29 am
I make this a lot, I use broth or water or more tomato sauce for the beer, I have used salsa for the Rotel if I am out and I use the large jar.
Feb. 4, 2013 10:34 am
I don't like that texture either. I normally use sauce or run my immersion blender through the tomatoes for anything like this. I haven't made this but I would agree with the4taals.
Feb. 4, 2013 10:36 am
I make it often and use broth. I drink the beer. DW doesn't like tomato chunks either so in the food processor they go.
Feb. 4, 2013 10:39 am
My son too does not like tomato chunks, so salsa or diced tomatoes get a hit with the immersion blender too!
Feb. 4, 2013 10:41 am
Hey there lucy, long time no see. I sub chicken broth in many recipes like this that call for the beer. As far as salsa, that would work, maybe even better tasting. Lovin this soup weather we're having...but will gone soon, so enjoy the soup while you can.
Feb. 4, 2013 11:20 am
OMG! I thought I was weird about tomatoes! Who knew so many others share my aversion? Good to know about the beer, too.
Feb. 4, 2013 1:23 pm
lucy, i always use a small can of v8 for any tomatoes called for in soup or stew....has always worked out for me. :-)
Commented by: Luvs2Bake
Feb. 4, 2013 10:28 am
This is a personal recipe but sounds like something that you might like better. Everyone I make it for loves it.
Feb. 4, 2013 11:22 am
Beans! Love 'em. Thanks!
Commented by: cocoa eh
Feb. 4, 2013 10:36 am
I use broth all the time. (because of the gluten thing) As for the tomatoes I use a 14 oz of Hunts Chunky Sweet Onion, I run it through the food processor first, I hear ya about the texture thing! I also do not have to add onion this way.
Feb. 4, 2013 11:23 am
Clever fix! I only use sweet onions because others make me cry like a baby :(
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Chicken and Corn Chili

Submitted by: Sarah Jane 
Use a slow cooker to make this chili with chicken, pinto beans, and corn, flavored with salsa, cumin, and chili powder. 
Recommended by: linda2d
Feb. 4, 2013 10:38 am ....This is the most similar I have made and was really good, as are most of SB's recipes, so I wanted to share :) Her green hot sauce(salsa verde) is one of our favorites and I used it for the salsa in the chicken corn chili.
Feb. 4, 2013 11:34 am
Thanks, Linda. They both look like winners. My biggest challenge is convincing DH that it's GOOD to eat Mexican food every day. After all, 112 million Mexicans can't ALL be wrong! LOL
Feb. 4, 2013 1:50 pm
This thread was posted yesterday about this same soup recipe . . . . . . if you continue heading in the direction you’re going, you’ll remove most of the heat other than what there might be in whatever taco seasoning you decide to use. Definitely use the 20 oz. size of picante as there is not a lot of liquid in this soup.
Feb. 4, 2013 2:20 pm
Thanks, ConkyJoe. Rest assured, my picante is plenty hot, make it myself with lots of jalapenos. I'll be sticking to original recipe, only subbing broth and my picante. Can't imagine that will remove any of the heat.
Feb. 4, 2013 2:27 pm
lucylove . . . homemade picante w/ jalapenos . . . now that sounds yummy! Enjoy, I think you'll like this soup.
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