Southwestern Chicken and Bean Soup (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by Vino Girl

This soup has a good chili flavor and is simple to pull together even when the refrigerator is looking pretty bare. I do substitute fresh ingredients when I have them and the time to prepare them, but I list canned ones here for convenience (and they do taste pretty good anyhow!). I leave the seeds in my chili pepper, but take them out if you want a milder taste, and adjust the seasonings accordingly as well. This soup is very flexible - it's a good way to use up leftover chicken, beans and corn, and I believe you could use ground beef or turkey or TVP in this just as easily as chicken breast. I found a 6 can soup recipe on the web, but I altered it so much that it became something new, and this is the result.

Top Review by steven4

This soup was fabulous! My extrememly picky 2 1/2 year old had 4 helpings of it (she normally won't even finish one serving of anything!). I made some minor adjustments based on lack of what I had and wanting some more veggies (hominy, carrots, celery) and I didn't use the chile pepper but replaced with a can of green chile's and I used chicken breasts that I cooked. I'm passing this one on to everyone I know!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse the beans and place in a 6 quart crock pot.
  2. Add the chicken, corn, and tomatoes with their juices to the beans.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients and stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or more.
  5. We like this better the second day, and really don't think it can be overcooked!
  6. Serve the soup in large bowls and top with cheese, sour cream, and/or chips, if desired.

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