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mexican chicken soup.

…I shared this photo on flickr last week with a promise to share the recipe. promise kept!

mexican chicken soup.

but first, a little bit of background. 2 knit lit chicks is one of my favorite podcasts*, and not only because their forum on ravelry is always active…about knitting and other stuff, like books, and favorite trader joe’s products, and very recently, slow cooker and soup recipes. barb started that thread with a mexican tortilla soup that she got from meghan of the stitch-it podcast and it’s been on my to-try list since I first saw it.

in case you’re not a ravelry member, I’m sharing the recipe here, as I made it. and can I say – it comes highly recommended by both me and marc. this is one of the few things I’ve made lately that he 1) said was good while he was eating it; and 2) asked me to make again. here you go:

mexican chicken soup
adapted from meghan and barb

1 can cannelini beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 7 oz. can diced green chilies
1 box vegetable broth
1 can green enchilada sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 small sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 T cumin
2 frozen boneless chicken breasts (about 1-1/4 pounds total)

put all ingredients except chicken in a 6 qt crockpot and stir to combine. place chicken breasts on top. set on low and cook for about 6-8 hours. remove chicken breasts and shred (I found this took the lightest touch of a fork – the chicken was perfectly cooked and oh-so-delicious). return the chicken to the crockpot. stir to combine and re-warm before serving.  freezes well.

both meghan and barb suggest topping the soup with things like tortillas, sour cream and grated cheese. marc had his plain. I added a spoonful of greek yogurt and a little bit of grated cheese…after tasting the leftovers, I think it’s delicious without any extra accompaniment…and so I’m calling this simply “mexican chicken soup”.

hope you enjoy!

*hosted by barb and tracie, mother & daughter, who live in northern california. and knit. and read. and laugh. this is mostly a knitter’s podcast, I think, but there is a lot more here than knitting.