Monday, October 23, 2017

Slow Cooker Meal~Chicken Enchilada Soup (Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-free)

I had planned to post the recipe for this tomorrow, but so many of you have already requested it via Instagram, so tonight it is (only after tasting it of course ;-)

It was a rainy morning here in Atlanta, so slow cooked soup sounded really good.  It was already on the meal plan...good timing!  And no, I do not meal plan around the weather reports. When have they ever been accurate? snowpocalypse2014 wish I'd had soup then

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Y'all it doesn't get easier than this.  If you can chop, measure and've got this!

Original recipe can be found here.


1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (we used two chicken breasts equal weight, who has time for bones?)
1 can fire roasted crushed tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups bone broth (we used chicken)
1/2 cup water
1 TBS cumin
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (regular works just fine)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

For garnish:

1 avocado (optional, we omitted as they are a migraine trigger for our youngest)
fresh cilantro (we used dried we had on hand)


1. Add all of the ingredients in order to your slow cooker, except the garnish.

2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, on high for 3 hours.  Once done, remove chicken to a plate and  use two forks to shred the chicken, return to the slow cooker and stir.

3. Ladle into bowls and serve with garnish.


While we followed the directions and sliced the onion and bell pepper, I would chop next time for ease of eating.  Also, if you don't like too much heat you can cut the cumin, chili powder and paprika in half and still have plenty of flavor.

And I will leave you with this...

What is the difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker?

A crockpot uses a ceramic pot while a slow cooker uses a metal pot.

And now you are prepared to participate on Jeopardy!


Andrea Nine said...

Looks delicious and sounds super flavorful!!

Stacey said...

This sounds delicious, Lauren! I'm saving this to make for my son and I. Would you believe my crazy husband won't eat anything with "wet chicken" in it?

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, goodness, this sounds fab! Thanks for all of your great recipes!


Decor To Adore said...

Cooler temps have finally arrived here in D/FW and this recipe would be perfect.

Calypso In The Country said...

This looks delicious, Lauren! I am always trying to find new recipes to work into my "rotation". It's like I am constantly in a recipe-rut! Thanks for sharing!

Shelly @ The Queen in Between said...

Totally with you on no bones! Sounds delicious and perfect for our's finally chilly here!

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Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Great recipe Lauren. I love soups when the weather cools. The crockpot makes it so easy. Happy Thursday.

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Gina said...

Your soup looks divine!

Dear Lillie said...

Looks delicious!!!

bj said...

We can always count on a great sounding recipe here...and THIS sounds amazing

Brandi said...

I love this time of year for all the soup we consume. I don't make my own from scratch as much as I used to, but after reading your post I'm inspired. Thank you for sharing your recipes, Lauren!