Soup is the traditional Halloween night meal at our house. A nice warm bowl of homemade soup before the trick or treaters head out into the chilly night.
Except this year, there won’t be any trick or treaters leaving our house only coming to our house. But Jim and I are dressing up but don’t worry, we’re not going trick or treating. We never dress up but we are this year! Can’t wait to show you how cute we are.
And we will still be having soup for dinner.
Halloween day tends to be a pretty crazy and hectic day. Usually full of parties at school and various places. Today’s recipe is the perfect meal for those crazy busy and chilly days. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Just get it going first thing in the morning and come home to dinner!
I’ve made a few tweaks to the recipe but I believe the original came from 101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker. My sister in law got it at a crock pot class at church and sent it on.
I had some left over shredded chicken in the freezer that I used but you could also use rotisserie chicken. I put everything except for the chicken into the crock pot and let it cook on high for about 4-5 hours. You can also cook it on low for 6-8 hours. I added the chicken about 30 minutes before serving, just so it would heat through. I don’t like to have the chicken in there the whole time because I think it changes the texture of the chicken.
So just throw everything but the chicken into the crock pot, turn it on and leave!! So easy!
Our favorite thing to serve soup with on Halloween night is this – Herbed Oatmeal Bread. The perfect addition.
So what are you having for dinner Halloween night???
- 2 C shredded chicken
- 1 12 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
- 1 small can chopped green chilies
- 2 cans chicken broth
- 1 can corn
- ½ C onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 C water
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ - 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. dried cilantro or 3 Tbsp fresh
- Combine all ingredients in crock pot.
- Cover and cook low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
- Add in cooked chicken 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese and black olives.