Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken White Bean Soup

Total Time
5hrs 29mins
Prep 29 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Once again, more of a method than a strict recipe. Comfort food with a little kick to it. I was going to make chile and this is what evolved - we liked it even better. And don't let the dried beans throw you - put them on the stove first, bring to a boil, let sit, and assemble the other ingredients while they stand. The pre-cooking and draining removes the volatile sugars that cause gas. You may also soak the beans overnight, drain the water then add the beans to the slow cooker.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cover the beans with water, bring to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let stand one hour.
  2. Drain the beans and add to crock pot.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, add enough water to just cover everything. Cover the pot, turn to high and walk away.
  4. Cook about 5 hours on high, or longer on low, depending on your beans and how firm you like them.
  5. Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks.
  6. Serve topped with sour cream, grated cheese and/or chopped avocado.
  7. Note: I also add 1-2 teaspoons of a seasoning I buy in the local Mexican market called "Sal/Chile/Limon" - you could just add lemon juice, salt and more chile powder, lemon pepper, if you like - it's not essential.