Healthy Crock Pot Jalapeno, Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup is an easy and delicious dinner you can throw in the Crock Pot for a couple of hours and have a healthy and complete meal on the table!
With all of the rain we got last weekend, our lawn has been growing like crazy. I hate mowing the lawn, because it takes a few hours to mow all 5 acres, even with a high powered tractor mower. I would much prefer a dry, brown grass that doesn’t grow. 🙂
Last weekend, I had too much going on to get around to taking care of the lawn, so I had to do it after work. This Crock Pot soup was the perfect solution for dinner with chores to take care of. I got home after work and threw the ingredients in the Crock Pot and could leave it to cook while I went outside to take care of the lawn.
I finished mowing the lawn after a couple of hours and came inside to the wafting smell of creamy sweet corn, jalapenos and tender chicken ready to gobble up for a easy and healthy dinner!
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1 2/3 c. skim milk divided
- 1 2/3 c. chicken broth divided
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
- 1 lb. uncooked chicken breast
- 2 c. diced onions frozen or fresh
- 2 c. sweet corn kernels, can substitute frozen corn
- 1/2 c. pre-cooked bacon, crumbled
- 4 oz. goat cheese, can substitute light cream cheese
- cilantro for garnish
- In a medium saucepan over high heat, add your butter and flour and whisk together for a few seconds until combined, it will be a little crumbly at this stage. Immediately start to add 2/3 c. milk gradually, whisking well after each small addition until it is smooth and creamy. Let cook for a couple minutes until it becomes noticeably thickened, then add 2/3 c. chicken broth, paprika and cumin. Whisk until smooth and heat on high for 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
- Meanwhile, in a 4-6 qt. Crock Pot, add jalapeno, raw chicken breasts, onions, corn, bacon and remaining milk and chicken broth. Add the thickened milk mixture to the Crock Pot and stir to combine well.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through. Stir in the cubed goat cheese about 10 minutes before serving so it has a chance to melt.
- Using two forks, shred the chicken into bite size pieces. Serve warm garnished with cilantro.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 5 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 45g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.
This recipe is shared on The Country Cook.