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Slow Cooker Sopa Azteca with Chicken
with tortilla chips / avocados

Active: 25 min Total: 6 hr 25 min

With no pre-cooking required, this easy slow cooker soup is always a favorite among our members. Set out the toppings and let everyone customize their bowl at the table. Sopa Azteca was last featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Sopa Azteca:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 12 oz, chopped
  • 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 (opt) - 2 Tbsp (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • Corn, frozen - 1 cup, defrosted
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb (sub chicken thighs)
  • Avocados - 1, diced
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Tortilla chips - for serving
  • Sour cream - for serving (sub plain or Greek yogurt)

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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 corn and then chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 hours on low or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  3. Avocados / Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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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 soup with some salt and pepper. Add some hot sauce (not in ingredients list) if you’d like the soup spicier.
  2. Crush tortilla chips and divide between serving bowls. Ladle soup over top of crushed chips (give the soup a stir to mix the tortilla chips in).
  3. Serve soup with avocados, limes, cilantro, sour cream, and extra tortilla chips to be added at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (38)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (8)

Most Helpful

Really good. Did in the instant pot: sautéed the onions & garlic with a little EVOO, then added the peppers, carrots, tomatoes, chili, cumin, salt, 1/2 of the noted stock and adobo. Stirred it together and put the chicken breasts on top. 10min on high pressure, 5 minutes natural release. Took out the chicken to shred, put in the frozen corn (lazy) and that cooled it all down perfectly so when I put the shredded chicken back in it was ready to go! Everyone loved it!

By: Sue
Posted: Dec 29, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
9 Helpful

27 reviews

Really liked this and it made a ton of leftovers that have made good lunches during the week.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jan 15, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

So delicious. One of our favorites.

By: Nancy
Posted: Jan 13, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was excellent! Made exactly as written except used a whole small bag of corn and only 3 cups of stock. I think this may be one of my favorite CS soups.

By: Barbie
Posted: Jan 12, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

SOOOOO easy and minimum prep/clean-up. I followed others' lead and reduced the amount of broth. I also upped the amount of chili powder and chipotle en adobo - but I like things spicier than most.

By: Megan
Posted: Jan 12, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Everyone loved it. One thing I changed: I used the immersion blender and made it pretty smooth prior to adding in the lentils and corn as my family doesn't like chunky tomatoes and peppers. We will definitely make this one again!

By: Andrea
Posted: Jan 11, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The veggies turned out way too crunchy for our taste. I think the veggies should have been sautéed first or the whole dish cooked for more than 5-6 hours. Not sure if there was something wrong with my crockpot but this just didn’t turn out.

By: Erin
Posted: Jan 10, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful