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

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…

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
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Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Yield: 8 plus
An easy and flavorful recipe for cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup. A perfect meal for any day of the week!


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 15 oz corn, drained
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 C yellow onion
  • 3/4 C green bell pepper
  • 3/4 C 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 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, freshly shredded ** 
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 4 Tb all purpose flour *see notes


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


  • 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. 
  • Grate an 8oz block of cheddar cheese, adding to the warm soup in batches. Stir to melt and combine. 
  • 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. 
  • Serve warm with optional chives or green onions, avocado and tortilla strips. 


Recipe serves roughly 8-10.
*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.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel


Calories: 427kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 942mg, Potassium: 684mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1535IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 255mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Soup

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Cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel