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Loaded Nacho Soup – Slow Cooker

I came across a variation of this soup in my Delish cookbook and knew I had to try it. So I tweaked it to my liking and adapted it for the slow cooker. Instead of the chicken, you can also brown up some ground beef and add that in at the start.

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  2. 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  3. 1 bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 jalapeno, diced (seeds removed for non-spicy)
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 can (15 oz.) unsalted black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  7. 1 can (15 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  8. 1 can (8 oz.) corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  9. 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  10. 1 tbsp. chili powder
  11. 2 tsp. ground cumin
  12. 1 tsp. salt
  13. 1/2 tsp. each pepper, smoked paprika
  14. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  15. 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  16. 1 cup freshly shredded pepper jack cheese
  17. 1/2 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  18. Sour Cream, for serving
  19. Crushed Tortilla Chips, for serving

Steps

  1. Grease the slow cooker (6 quart size). Place in the chicken, onion, peppers, jalapeno, garlic, beans, corn, tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Give it a stir, then set the lid on and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

  2. Once the 6 hours is up, remove the chicken to a cutting board. Stir in the shredded cheeses until they are melted and incorporated in. Whisk the flour into the heavy cream until smooth, then stir that into the soup. Shred the chicken and stir it back into the soup. Place the lid back on and switch to high heat. Cook an additional 30ish minutes, until thickened and heated through. Taste to see if any additional seasoning is needed, then serve.

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