Weekend Cooking - Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken and Potato Soup

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Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken and Potato Soup

It's soup season and I made a batch of one of our favorites this week. It's been a while since I posted a Weekend Cooking post and I thought I'd share this one.

I discovered this recipe through Weight Watchers and it's become a favorite of ours. It's hearty without being heavy.

This is the Original Weight Watchers Recipe but there are variations all over the internet.


When I first read through the list of ingredients I wasn't sure if I would like this combination of ingredients but I think the sweet potatoes really balance out the slight spiciness of the chiles in the diced tomatoes.

After the first time making the recipe as written I tweaked it a bit for our preferences. Both The Hubster and I thought it needed more tomatoes so I use Three 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles. I also feel strongly that a little cumin goes a long way so I use less cumin than the original recipe. Other than those minor changes it's as written. I usually use a couple of large sweet potatoes and end up with 6 large servings.

Soups are great for us in the fall and winter because I can make up a batch and dish it up into individual microwave safe containers and it's great for either lunch or dinner.

3/4 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium uncooked sweet potato(es), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large uncooked onion(s), chopped
29 oz canned diced tomatoes, salsa-style with chiles, undrained
14 1/2 oz fat-free chicken broth
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 cup(s) frozen corn kernels, not thawed
Instructions
Mix all ingredients, except corn, in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker; cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.
Stir in corn and cover slow cooker; cook on high heat until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

14 comments:

Peggy Ann 11/10/2012 12:03 PM  

Good recipe, very colorful and easy.

Carole 11/10/2012 12:29 PM  

Ok, this Christmas I am getting myself a slow cooker. Have a great week!

Joy Weese Moll 11/10/2012 3:35 PM  

This looks terrific and I have all the ingredients! No slow cooker, but I'll bet I can figure out how to make it on the stove.

Thoughts of Joy 11/10/2012 4:08 PM  

LOL!!! We literally just finished eating this! No slow cooker for me though. I keep it low on the stove all afternoon. Love it! :)

caite 11/10/2012 4:23 PM  

That looks like a perfect soup for a chilly day!

Linda 11/10/2012 4:41 PM  

I love a good soup! Sounds delicious.

Teddyree 11/10/2012 9:50 PM  

Sounds delicious, I love using my slow cooker!

Beth F 11/11/2012 2:53 AM  

This sounds like a winner. I can see why it's a favorite -- definitely hearty and full of flavor. I'm going to have to give this a try with either chicken or boneless pork.

Charlie 11/11/2012 3:11 AM  

This looks great. I love soups that are packed with ingredients, not blended, so I may have to favourite this one for later. It looks very filling as well.

Kailana 11/11/2012 9:10 AM  

Looks really good!

(Diane) bookchickdi 11/11/2012 9:42 AM  

I love fall because it's soup season and I enjoy using my crockpot- I'm pinning this recipe>

Cecelia 11/11/2012 10:14 AM  

Love soup season, and I'm always on the lookout for another recipe to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

Heather 11/11/2012 6:06 PM  

I am going to have to make this. Sounds very filling and suited to my family. Thank-you.

SuziQoregon 11/27/2012 9:16 PM  

Carol: yes - and yummy

Carole: Oh I've been using my crock pot a lot lately - you definitely need one

Joy Weese Moll: It probably could be made without the slow cooker just fine.

Joy: Oh that's too funny!!

Caite: Yup!

Linda: it's hearty and light all at the same time

Teddree me too! I use it much more in the fall and winter though

BethF: it's a year round soup for us. Filling yet light all at the same time.

Kailana; it is!

Diane:hope you like it

Cecelia: I love soup season too

Heather: hope you like it!

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