Here's a Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup with Cheddar Cheese Chips that can be thrown together in a cinch and is full of bold Mexican flavors. The best part about it is that it simmers in a crockpot all day so it's cheap, easy, and no fuss!
Pasilla peppers are fairly mild if you remove all of the seeds. They give the soup just a hint of spice and a distinctive flavor. If you would rather just use leftover shredded chicken without the bone, then substitute low sodium chicken broth for the water. You may also need to adjust the salt depending on how salty the broth is that you use.
I felt like I was missing the crunch of a tortilla chip crumbled on top, so I baked a few pinches of cheddar cheese in the oven until they created a crisp chip. It added great flavor, and the crunch that I was looking for. Serve all of the optional toppings on the side so your Paleo friends can chose what they want to put in it. For SCDers, go ahead and load it up with black beans, cheddar cheese chips, avocado, and even a dollop of SCD dripped yogurt it you'd like!
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Oh my, that looks delicious! Thank you for posting your great recipes and ideas.
I made this soup in the crockpot this morning. My house smelled amazing all day and it was so delicious! Loved the pasilla peppers too! Great flavor. I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my rotation!
Danielle @ Fresh4Five
This looks amazing! Crockpot to boot! love it!
Against All Grain
You can always simmer it on the stove too, I just love my crockpot for the busy days where I’m in and out with my son!
I couldn’t believe how much flavor this soup had. I usually add salt to everything I eat but this didn’t need any. So good and so healthy. I LOVE that!
Should the recipe call for 2 TEAspoons sea salt, not 2 TABLEspoons?
Against All Grain
No 2 tablespoons is correct unless you use a salted broth as mentioned in the post
I am confused about the use of crock pots, when I changed my way of eating I also changed my cookware, don’t crock pots give off toxins? I went to a French oven, but I am uncomfortable to leave it on the stovetop when I am gone. I would love to hear what you know about this.
On a side note, I love your website! My family is tough to cook for but 1 thing we agree on are your Macadamia Waffles! These bring a smile to everyones face!
Against All Grain
I use a french oven a lot, but crock pots are so handy. Cast iron or ceramic ones should be fine!
I love this soup! I was looking for a new GF recipe that agreed with my Crohn’s and this fit the bill perfectly. I’m making my 3rd round in 2 weeks today. Thanks!
I bought a rotisserie chicken to use… Would that be okay if I remove the skin? (No salt or seasonings on the chicken!) Thanks!!
How many servings does this recipe make?? Is it enough for two families or should I double?
Have you ever made a batch and frozen it? I love this soup fresh and am trying to stockpile pre-made stuff for cooler weather.
Love your recipes for sure!! A few questions – I save my bones for brothing – would I simply quarter down the chicken with all the bone and place in pot? Can I add dry black beans if I am slow cooking on low…or is that a no no b/c they aren’t soaked overnight. I want this to be a staple and want to get it right. Thanks!!
Did you have any luck converting this to the instant pot?
Why do the Austrian Airline ads pop up on the actual recipe so that we cannot see the recipe?