Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Soups On!

Four months between posts is a bit much…but not so much if you have been writing a book in that time.

YES! “Pieced Hexies – this is NOT your Grandmothers Flower Garden” will be available in April 2013.

Besides the book there has been lots happening and changing around here at Chez Depre….but more about all of that in the next few posts.

But I promised my Facebook Friends the recipe for Chicken Taco Soup… so enjoy!

 Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup






  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces of Chicken Broth - (or 12 ounces if you like more broth in your soup)
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1  can green chilies
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts

OPTIONAL…but I highly suggest!

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • crushed tortilla chips


1. place onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, and diced tomatoes in slow cooker.  Add taco seasoning.  Stir to blend.   Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture and press down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients.  Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 5 hours.

2. remove chicken breasts from the soup and allow to cool long enough to be handled.  Shred chicken and stir it back into the soup and continue cooking for 2 hours. 

Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and crushed tortilla chips



Posts will be frequent now…most likely not everyday as I am working on so many “secret” projects…but I have a goal of at least two a week!

If you want instant daily insights into the wacky goings on at Chez Depre friend me on facebook.  We laugh everyday.

….and share a cup of coffee.

p.s. We got a dog! check back on Friday to find out all about her.


Lizzy said...

Congratulations on the book and it is nice to see you back in blogland.

Jean in Bloomington said...

My recipe is similar but also calls for one envelope of dry Ranch dressing mix. It helps mellow the het just a little.

Maggie Szafranski said...

YUMMY! It sounds to be low cal, so I will be trying this one!

Laura said...

Congrats on your book!
Hubby and I tried this recipe for dinner tonight. Guess what? It is a hit with us! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think I would like to share it at my next quilting retreat. How many do you think this will serve?