In our fast-paced and hectic lives, where every moment seems to be on the clock, the crock pot is a kitchen appliance that gets lots of use, especially during the winter months. It is soup and stew season after all! The crock pot is a reminder that good things come to those who wait. While modern kitchen gadgets and instant meals dominate the culinary landscape, the crock pot, also known as a slow cooker, has proven itself to be an enduring and indispensable tool in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup and can celebrate the simple pleasures of a meal slow-cooking all day, ready to be savored by dinner time.
The Beauty of Slow Cooking
In a world that often demands instant results, there’s something magical about the art of slow cooking. The process of allowing ingredients to simmer throughout the day transforms even the simplest of recipes into culinary masterpieces. As the tantalizing aroma wafts through your home, it becomes a testament to the anticipation and excitement that builds with every passing hour.
Crock Pot Versatility
One of the enduring charms of crock pots is their versatility. From hearty stews and soups to succulent, tender roasts, the slow cooker effortlessly adapts to a myriad of culinary creations. Its low and slow cooking method ensures that flavors are deeply infused, and meats are tenderized to perfection. In a world where multitasking is the norm, the crock pot allows you to do just that—set it and forget it. It is *almost* like someone has prepared a fresh, hot meal for you that is done just at the right time!
Imagine the satisfaction of returning home after a long day’s work to be greeted by the inviting aroma of a home-cooked meal. Crock pots make it possible to have dinner ready and waiting for you, eliminating the stress and rush of preparing a meal from scratch. The joy of sitting down to a warm, comforting dish without the hassle of last-minute cooking is truly priceless.
Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe
If Mexican food is one a comfort food of yours, this delicious chicken fajita soup is perfect. It has the flavors of chicken fajitas in a soup form. This flavorful soup
This recipe is SO good and comforting, especially on a cold day. I love Mexican soups because you can serve it alongside Mexican rice, with tortilla chips and queso, beans, cheddar cheese, crock pot street corn dip or even Mexican cauliflower rice. The whole family will love this filling soup!
If you have a premade fajita seasoning, you can use that instead of the spices in this recipe. You can also omit spices or add your own.
Can I use Rotisserie Chicken in this Recipe?
I think the answer to that is always yes! Rotisserie chicken makes this slow cooker chicken fajita soup even easier, so go ahead! It also can cut down on the cooking time, but you don’t have to cook it less. Simmering all day is still an option!
This recipe calls for chicken breasts, but if you prefer dark meat or want some some shredded chicken that is insanely tender, try chicken thighs.
Can I make this recipe in an Instant Pot?
Of course you can make Chicken Fajita Soup in the Instant Pot! While I have not yet, you can definitely do so. My general rule of thumb when converting recipes to Instant Pot recipes is to a) make sure that the ingredients are covered with liquid and b) Cook for at least 30 minutes. That usually works well. Admittedly, I often set the Instant Pot to cook for 40 minutes just to be safe, and the chicken in my soups is always tender and well done.
You can, of course, make this recipe on the stove top. It can be done in less than an hour that way.
As we navigate the hustle and bustle of modern life, let’s not forget to embrace the simple joys that slow cooking brings. The crock pot, with its timeless charm, offers us the gift of anticipation, the pleasure of savoring a well-cooked meal, and the convenience of an stress-free dinner routine. So, dust off that old crock pot or invest in a new one, and let the joy of slow cooking enrich your culinary experiences. Enjoy this Chicken Fajita Soup tonight!
This recipe is gluten free, but if you are looking for something with ramen, try this Tonkotsu Ramen recipe!