Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup

My mom brought this recipe with her when she visited a couple months ago, and I wrinkled my nose when she mentioned V8 as an ingredient. Growing up I hated anything having to do with tomatoes, and that included the juice variety. Although I ate ketchup like it was going out of style. (That's probably because it's all sugar. What kid doesn't love sugar?) Now that I'm more mature and wise, I can eat a tomato here and there without gagging. My mom said her friends loved this Mexican soup, so we cooked up a batch for dinner one night. Let me tell you... this is one tasty way to enjoy tomatoes!

This recipe is supposed to be made in a slow cooker,
but I just use our large stockpot and cook it on the stove top.

Mexican Chicken Soup

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
2 teaspoons olive oil (it calls for vegetable, but I use olive oil)
1/2 cup water (I used a little less)
1 envelope taco seasoning (you can do this, but the sodium content scares me... I use spices and seasonings like cumin, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper... etc. pick your favorite taco spices)
1 can (32 ounces) V8 juice
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
6 tablespoons cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

In a large skillet, saute the chicken in oil until cooked through.
Add water and taco seasoning (or spices of your choice) and simmer until chicken is well coated.

{ if using a slow cooker transfer chicken to slow cooker and add all ingredients except for the cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.... cook on low for 3-4 hours }

Using a large stock pot, place coated chicken in pot. Add V8, salsa, beans, and corn; mix well.
I bring to a boil then simmer until for 30 minutes or longer if you want it hotter in temperature.

Serve with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Yummy! I love everything and anything Mexican :)

  2. Everywhere I go there are delicious food posts tantalizing me... ahhh!! :)

    Hope you are doing well, pretty girl!!

  3. I'm always looking for more crockpot recipes, and this one sure looks delicious! Thanks for sharing...

  4. Umm, can you come cook this for me, like now?! I betcha there even might be some Mexicans here in Texas who would love your recipe too :) All the more reason you should come back to Texas!!

    Happy Monday. Hope you have a great week!