Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

An easy and flavorful recipe for cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup. A perfect meal for any day of the week!

Cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

There’s roughly 90 days until Spring! Hooray! Surely it’ll be warming up before Spring actually gets here. Or we can hope! Also… have you noticed that the days are already getting longer? That makes me happy. I’m not a fan of it being dark before 5pm. I’m sure that’s pretty common. We all enjoy longer days, that is, until Summer hits and we’re trying to get kids to go to sleep while it’s still light out! At least mine have never complained. By that time, they can stay up for a bit after bedtime anyway and not worry about getting up first thing in the morning for school! Bonus… that means I get to sleep in too! A win win all around. I’m not one to wish away days and rushing the seasons. We have limited time as it is, but I’m all for the longer days and sleeping in!

Every so often I go through my kids toys to weed out items they’re not playing with. I’ll bag them up and store them in the basement until it’s time to donate to a large charity yard sale in the Spring. Unfortunately, the kids almost always decide months later that they need or desperately want something in the bag. I cave and say just one item. It’ll inevitably end up back in the bag anyway! One one of those occasions I attempted to part with our Barbie’s. We managed to get rid of a bunch, including all of the torn clothes. I thought we were beyond the Barbie phase and suddenly my kids want to play with them again. Which leaves me now searching eBay for Barbie clothing lots, because we have none! The things we do as parents…

Cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Cold weather calls for comfort food. Warm hearty food.

I’ve been on a big soup kick this winter, whipping up one after another. Making favorites over and over. It’s necessary to get through January… and February! So, expect more soup recipes before Winter is over!

This soup is not only hearty and comforting, it’s easy and packed full of flavor! Simple enough to whip up any night of the week and a perfect crowd pleasing addition to any game day spread!

Easy cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup, packed full of veggies and tender shredded chicken. Top your bowl off with seasoned tortilla strips, avocado and chives.

Be sure to add this to your weekly dinner plans!

Cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: serves 8-10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

An easy and flavorful recipe for cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup. A perfect meal for any day of the week!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb boneless chicken breast
  • 15oz corn, drained
  • 15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1C yellow onion
  • 3/4C green bell pepper
  • 3/4C red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 3 1/2C chicken broth
  • 8oz cheddar cheese, freshly shredded ** 
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 4Tb all purpose flour *see notes

Toppings:

  • chives or green onions
  • avocado
  • tortilla strips
  • ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add chicken, vegetables, spices and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Remove chicken and shred with forks, set aside. 
  2. Grate an 8oz block of cheddar cheese, adding to the warm soup in batches. Stir to melt and combine. 
  3. Whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth and combined well. Stir into soup. Return shredded chicken to soup. Cover and cook for an additional 30-40 minutes. 
  4. Serve warm with optional chives or green onions, avocado and tortilla strips. 

*2Tb cornstarch may be substituted in place of flour for a gluten free option
**Do not use packaged shredded cheese as it does not melt as well. Freshly shred a block of cheese.

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12 Responses to “Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup”

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    April | Food n' Focus — January 30, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Wow! This sounds like a such a great weeknight meal!

    • Rachel — January 31st, 2017 @ 7:37 am

      Thanks April!

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    Rachael — January 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

    This sounds really yummy!

    • Rachel — January 31st, 2017 @ 7:37 am

      Thanks, Rachael!

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    Taylor Kiser — January 30, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I love that I can make this chicken fajita soup in the slow cooker! So much flavor and so easy to make! Win-win!

    • Rachel — January 31st, 2017 @ 7:37 am

      Thanks, Taylor! :)

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — January 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    What a gorgeous looking soup! The fact that you can make it in the slow-cooker is even better!

    • Rachel — January 31st, 2017 @ 7:37 am

      Thanks, Cynthia!

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    Karly — January 31, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Cheesy soups are my winter savior. Seriously, the only thing better would be actually sinking into a large cheesy hot tub of delicious soup at the end of the day. Either way, I am alllll about this recipe. Saving this one for sure!

    • Rachel — February 1st, 2017 @ 7:58 am

      Thanks Karly!

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    Whitney Mullenax — April 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    This is in the crockpot right now. It will be hot here soon (and was in February!) so I’m taking advantage of good soup recipes. I’ll let you know how mine turns out :)

    • Rachel — April 9th, 2017 @ 7:54 am

      I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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