Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ∼Julia Child∼

20190311_203004_00011369486007157716523.pngWhen dinner time rolls around, the last thing I want to do is spend over and hour preparing dinner while my twins yell at me from the baby gate that blocks off the kitchen. It stresses them out because they can’t hang on to mama’s legs, and it stresses me out because I can’t get us fed.  I’ve mentioned before that “dump and done dishes” are my favorite kind of dishes, so I wanted to share another one with you!

This one is a BIT spicy, but you can tone down the seasoning if you like a milder taste. Also, if you are looking for something that is healthy…well…there are two blocks of melted cream cheese drowning this one. If you wanted, I’m sure you could substitute low fat cream cheese, OR you can stick to the full fat version and do a few squats after you eat. 😉


Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup


  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eight ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 packet of Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Southwestern Chipotle Seasoning (or whatever amount your taste buds prefer)
  • 2 ten ounce cans of Rotel (We use original, but you could use mild or hot depending on your preference.)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth (I make my own broth from leftover chicken and veggie scraps, bay leaves, and peppercorns because I like the stronger flavor, but the store-bought kind will work just fine!)

Layer all ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on low for six to eight hours. Before serving, shred the chicken, and add it back to the slow cooker. Serve with cheese and sour cream. A good pan of cornbread goes really well with this soup, also!

If you like cilantro like we do, you can even add a little of that to each bowl when serving.

And that’s it! Recipes don’t get much simpler than that, and it’s one we come back to on a regular basis. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

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