I know many of us are over here scrambling to get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday and dreaming about fluffy clouds of mashed potatoes and rivers of gravy, but I thought we might take a quick break and talk about soup. This time of year when many of us are super busy we are often tempted to run by and grab some takeout, something like say… Chipotle, in order to get a meal on the table. Nothing wrong with that option in the least, but, if you want to save some dollars and some calories, I’ve got a soup for you that is packed with all of the flavor of a Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl and will take you less time to make than it will to drive over and get pickup.
These are super simple and totally customizable for each person in your family. Just get the base soup going and then set out all of the toppings and let everyone pick their own. Plus, I find this is a great way for the kids to eat their food, they feel like they have more control over their meal!
This is one of those toss in the slow cooker and go meals. You can leave it on low all day or start it at lunch on high and dinner will be ready right on time.
Make up your favorite guac recipe or pick up prepared from the deli at your grocery store. Fresh salsa is amazing here but anything you love will work! The other must haves? Chips, of course and always cheese.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 15 oz canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 16 oz frozen sweet corn kernels
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- juice from one lime
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder depending on how much spice you prefer
- 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup premium instant rice
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- 8 oz prepared guacamole
- 8 oz tortilla chip
- 2 cups shredded monterrey jack cheese
Add chicken, beans, corn, onion, pepper, lime juice and seasonings to slow cooker along with broth
Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
Add rice and return slow cooker to high heat
Let heat through with rice for 10 - 15 minutes or until tender
Shred chicken in slow cooker using forks (Or remove, shred and return)
Top bowls of soup with guacamole, salsa, cheese, chips or as desired
My Favorite Guacamole Recipes: