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Slow Cooker Sopa Azteca
with avocado / pepitas

Active: 25 min Total: 5 hr 25 min

This flavorful soup is full of warm spices and colorful veggies. Make it in the slow cooker and set out all the toppings for a meal that's ready whenever you are. A version of this soup was featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Slow Cooker Sopa Azteca:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 12 oz, cubed
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Adobo sauce - 2 Tbsp (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Avocados - 1, diced
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Onions / Bell peppers / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Slow cook chicken - Combine chili powder, cumin, salt, onions, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, stock, tomatoes (including liquid), and adobo sauce in the bowl of a slow cooker. Top with chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 hours on low or 3 to 4 hours on high. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Avocados / Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed. Divide into serving bowls.

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Make

  1. When chicken is cooked through, remove it from the slow cooker and shred or chop it. Return chicken to slow cooker. Season with some salt and pepper. Add some hot sauce (not in ingredients list) if you’d like the soup spicier.
  2. Divide soup between serving bowls. Serve soup with avocados, limes, cilantro, and pepitas to be added at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (9)

24 reviews

Made this with leftover turkey from thanksgiving. Added a can of charro beans and fideo pasta

By: Aaron
Posted: Nov 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yall, this soup is a new favorite of mine. Flavors were amazing! My 8 year old loved it too!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Sep 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good and easy. I will make this again!!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Mar 04, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I would probably cook the onions first because they are pretty raw tasting in the final soup.

By: Karen
Posted: Dec 10, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

MMMMM

By: Justyne
Posted: Nov 17, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used black beans instead of lentils because that's what I already had in our pantry. Very easy to put together. Tasted even better (and spicier!) the second day. Mmm leftovers. Didn't give 5 stars mainly because there are other recipes that have wowed me more.

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 07, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful