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May 3, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken Nacho Soup

I went grocery shopping last night with my two kids. We didn't get to the store until 9 and I was worried that the store would be crowded and my kids would be wild. Turns out I love Friday nights at the store. It was dead, no cranky women (like there always are on Saturday afternoons), very friendly cashiers, and my kids were perfect. It helped that they were tired and too sleepy to run around acting crazy. All I know is that it was the best grocery shopping trip I have had with my kids in years. I told my husband this morning that I am switching my shopping to late on Fridays, if nothing else it will help to keep my sanity the rest of the weekend.

It's been soup season in my house. Our spring weather has been all over the place. One minute it's 90 and the next we have snow. My oldest told me that the weather is drunk this year, it definitely has been a little off. Since I love soup year round (even when it's hot, weird I know), I tried a new recipe for Chicken Nacho Soup from the April issue of the Food Network Magazine.

This recipe has 17 ingredients. It takes 8 hours and 20 minutes of total time, 20 minutes of which is active, and makes 4 servings. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. First, I used homemade chicken broth. This is the method I use for most recipes, it saves money and cuts down on the amount of sodium. For the cheese sauce I allowed it to sit for approximately five minutes. This allowed it to thicken and made it easier to pour over the soup. Finally, I added the chicken at the beginning of the recipe. I prefer to cook my chicken in the soup adding flavor. The meat came out very tender, so there was no problem with toughness.

We are big soup fans in my house and this recipe went over well. It was mild enough for my kids to enjoy, but with enough flavor for my husband and I. You can adjust the amount of heat by removing (or not) the amount of jalapeno seeds. The recipe states that this dish makes 4 servings, but it was more than enough for my family of four with leftovers for the next day.

For the recipe go to Chicken Nacho Soup.

18 comments:

  1. The supermarkets are usually off on Sunday, so Friday night and Saturday are fairly crowded. I prefer to go shopping at noon or early morning.
    The soup looks hearty and delicious.
    Have a great day!
    Angie

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    1. When I go on the weekend I normally go in the morning too. It's so much less crowded!

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  2. This soup look really delicious!:)

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  3. You made me smile with your trip to supermarket here is the same I try sometimes hubby go with my daugther she make so good but sometimes I have to go:)

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    1. The grocery store drives me nuts when it's crowded and my kids start acting up, I hate it!!!

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  4. Now that winter is over, we won't be eating any more soup until next winter, but I will have to remember this one because it sounds awesome!

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    1. I'm odd since I eat soup year round :) Most people are like you though and stop eating soup when it gets warm!

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  5. I could have this soup any day! It looks very appetizing.
    :) ela@GrayApron

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    1. Thanks :) It turned out great and I love slow cooker recipes!

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  6. I like the Jalepeno in there. That little bit of bite in the soup probably makes it really, really tasty.

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    1. It really does make it taste great. I use the no-heat ones for my kids, they have the same flavor without the spicy :)

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  7. This sounds delicious but I might have to leave the jalapeno to be added at the table. I'm kind of wimpy with spicy food. :) I'm amazed you could take your kids anywhere that late, mine would be passed out on the floor...which might make shopping super-easy, actually. :)

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    1. I often add spice at the table, my kids can be hit or miss with spicy foods. As for the store I think they were good since they were so tired, they could barely keep their eyes open at the end :) It worked for me since they were little angels when tired!

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  8. Yum Yum Yum!!! You always post delicious recipes. I have tried a couple and they have been awesome! It is way too hot here for soup though so I will store this away for a rainy day.

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    1. Awww, you're so sweet :) It's really hot here today too, I am pretty unmotivated to cook in general so I understand!

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    1. Thanks :) It was easy too and didn't heat the kitchen up, which with the hot weather we've been having is a must!

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