Spicy Chicken Soup

This Spicy Chicken Soup is a family favorite. Loaded with chicken, beans, and spices, it’s perfect for busy days—you can dump all the ingredients in your crockpot in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner after work. 

Update: This Spicy Chicken Soup was one of the first recipes I posted when I started my blog, and it’s still a family favorite a decade later. It was high time to make it again with some new photos and share it with new readers who may have missed it the first time around.

I love this meal because it is so easy to customize to your tastes and what you have on hand—change the amount of corn, spice things up by using tomatoes with diced green chilies, sub out black beans for pinto. If you’re using a smaller crock pot, use half the chicken.

I also love that this recipe makes a huge pot of soup and freezes very well. I like to freeze it in ziplock bags in 1 cup individual serving portions.

(Because I love it so much, I’ve also created an Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Soup recipe for my pressure cooking blog, Pressure Cooking Today. It’s great for those days you forget to start the soup in the morning!)

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