Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup (Chili’s Copycat)

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Get ready to embark on a flavor journey with our hearty and delightful Chili’s Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup. Packed with tender chicken, hominy, and black beans in a smoky chipotle broth, this easy soup recipe is your ticket to the authentic taste of the Southwest.

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Indulge in a taste fiesta with this Chili’s Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup! Hearty, flavorful, and easy to make, this soul-warming delight features tender chicken, black beans, and hominy in a smoky chipotle broth. Spice it up and savor the Southwest in every comforting spoonful.

What Makes This Soup Healthy

Loaded with lean protein from chicken, fiber-rich black beans, and the goodness of veggies, this soup is a wholesome delight. The chipotle adds a kick while the lime brightens it up.

Why You’ll Love This Soup

Not only does this soup capture the essence of Chili’s, but it’s also a breeze to make. Throw everything into your slow cooker, let it simmer, and voilà! A steaming bowl of comfort awaits.

RELATED: Slow Cooker Bacon and Bean Soup – the perfect comfort food for a cold day. Richly flavored with smoked bacon and beans, this soup makes for an easy dinner that takes less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.

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Ingredients you’ll need

Garnished with your favorites, this soul-warming soup brings the authentic taste of the Southwest right to your table.

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For this Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken soup recipe you’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (for stove top cooking only)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce, minced (adjust to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Toppings you’ll need for this soup:

Tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, and/or lime wedges.

Be sure to check out the full ingredient list and printable recipe in the recipe card below.

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How to Make This Southwest Chicken Soup in a Crockpot:

Whether you choose the slow cooker or stovetop method, the steps are a cinch. Just toss in the ingredients, let them mingle, add lime and cilantro, and your Southwest masterpiece is ready.

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients except the lime, cilantro, and toppings to a slow cooker and stir to evenly combine.

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Step 2: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Step 3: Prior to serving, add the lime juice and cilantro, stirring well.

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Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with your preferred toppings.

Chilis Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe 13 - Indulge in a taste fiesta with this Chili's Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup! Hearty, flavorful, and easy to make, this soul-warming delight features tender chicken, black beans, and hominy in a smoky chipotle broth. Spice it up and savor the Southwest in every comforting spoonful.

How to make This Southwest Chicken Soup on the stove top:

Step 1: Heat  a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion. Cook the onion until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and heat until fragrant.

Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients except the lime, cilantro, and toppings to a pot and stir to evenly combine.

Step 3: Bring the soup to a boil. Allow to cook, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the soup is heated through.

Step 4: Prior to serving, add the lime juice and cilantro, stirring well.

Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with your preferred toppings.

Chilis Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe 20 - Indulge in a taste fiesta with this Chili's Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup! Hearty, flavorful, and easy to make, this soul-warming delight features tender chicken, black beans, and hominy in a smoky chipotle broth. Spice it up and savor the Southwest in every comforting spoonful.

Make this Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe, then check out more of my easy soup recipe ideas: Slow Cooker, Low Carb, Zucchini Soup, Instant Pot Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup or One Pot Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup.

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TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read on for tips and substitution ideas on how to make this Southwest Chicken soup recipe, such as how to customize this soup, and how to store this soup.

Can I adjust the spice level?

Absolutely! Tailor the heat by tweaking the amount of chipotle to suit your taste.

How long can I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for later enjoyment.

Substitution Ideas:

Feel free to customize! Swap chicken for a vegetarian protein, or add corn for extra sweetness. The recipe is your canvas.

How to Store Any Leftover Soup

Simply refrigerate in sealed containers for a quick lunch or freeze for future cravings. Reheat and savor the Southwest goodness anytime.

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Chilis Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe 19 - Indulge in a taste fiesta with this Chili's Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup! Hearty, flavorful, and easy to make, this soul-warming delight features tender chicken, black beans, and hominy in a smoky chipotle broth. Spice it up and savor the Southwest in every comforting spoonful.

This Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup isn’t just a recipe; it’s a flavor-packed journey. Give it a go, and let the Southwest warmth fill your kitchen. Happy cooking!

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Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup Printable Recipe

Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup Printable Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Indulge in a taste fiesta with this Chili's Copycat Southwest Chicken Soup! Hearty, flavorful, and easy to make, this soul-warming delight features tender chicken, black beans, and hominy in a smoky chipotle broth. Spice it up and savor the Southwest in every comforting spoonful.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (for stove top cooking only)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce, minced (adjust to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Optional toppings:

  • tortilla strips
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges

Instructions

To make in a slow cooker:

  1. Add all of the ingredients except the lime, cilantro, and toppings to a slow cooker and stir to evenly combine.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Prior to serving, add the lime juice and cilantro, stirring well.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with your preferred toppings.

To make on the stove top:

  1. Heat  a dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion. Cook the onion until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and heat until fragrant.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the lime, cilantro, and toppings to a pot and stir to evenly combine.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil. Allow to cook, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the soup is heated through.
  4. Prior to serving, add the lime juice and cilantro, stirring well.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with your preferred toppings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1083mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 29g

The provided nutrition information is an estimate and it does not take brands into account. I use an automatic API to calculate this information.

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  1. Deborah Brooks says:

    I was just thinking it was time to pull out the crockpot for the winter. This will be the perfect first recipe!