Eating Well in Recovery: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Eating well while in recovery is very important. As a recovering addict, you need all the nourishment you can get and learning to cook healthy meals for yourself helps build confidence and stability.

Soup may seem like an intimidating dish to prepare, but it really doesn’t have to be. It is sheer comfort food that warms you from the inside out. Using a slow cooker makes this recipe easy; you simply assemble your ingredients and place them inside the crockpot and let them simmer to perfection over several hours.

If you enjoy chicken fajitas, you’ll enjoy this take on the recipe. You can choose to give it a bit more heat by using a medium or hot salsa, as opposed to a mild one, and the corn and black beans give it plenty of color, as well as fiber. The best part is that you can personalize it with the toppings you enjoy most.

Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup with crusty rolls or bread and a green salad for a hearty lunch or dinner.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

Makes 4-5 servings


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (either fresh or frozen)

2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup salsa

2 cups frozen corn

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1½ cups water

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried cilantro

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings:

sour cream

diced tomatoes

green onions



diced avocado

tortilla strips


  1. Spray the bottom and sides of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Place boneless chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the condensed cream of chicken soup, salsa, frozen corn, drained black beans, water, ground cumin and dried cilantro. Pour the mixture over top of the chicken.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours. Remove the boneless chicken breasts and shred with two forks. Place the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker and add the shredded cheddar cheese. Continue cooking until the cheese has melted (approximately 15 minutes more).
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve it immediately with your favorite toppings.

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