Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CrockPot Freezer Meal: Chicken Taco Soup

Remember this post when I put together tons of CrockPot Freezer meals all in one day?  Well, this week, our family pulled out and enjoyed one of them, so I thought I'd share. 

This recipe really was great!  It had enough spice to make it more flavorful than the store-bought canned version but wasn't too spicy for the kids to enjoy.

Combine all the following ingredients in a ziplock baggie (or CrockPot, if you're serving it today):

1 chopped onion
1 (16 oz.) can chili beans
1 (16 oz) can black beans (or prepared dry beans)
1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained (or frozen equivalent)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (12 oz.) can or bottle beer (or broth)
2 (10 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
1 package taco seasoning
3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

As you can probably tell by the ingredient photo, I doubled the recipe to freeze in two separate bags.

For dinner, thaw and cook in CrockPot on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips.

I love being able to serve a yummy dinner that took me only 5 minutes to get to the table!
Putting together those 12 meals all in one day was an ordeal.  It required time, effort, and planning.  But, those initial investments will pay off in saved time, effort, and planning every time we eat one!


  1. When reading the ingredients list, I read 1 (12 oz) can or bottle beer, or both...instead of broth! I thought you were trying to be funny until I reread it.

  2. Haha! You crack me up! Feel free to imbibe as much beer as you'd like during meal prep but only share one with the taco soup. :)

  3. Is the chicken raw when you freeze it and then cooks in the crock pot?

    1. Yes. The chicken is raw when you put it into the baggie. Freeze. Thaw in fridge the day before cooking. Dump into Crockpot to cook. :)