A New Favorite: Chicken Fajita Soup

We are notorious for getting stuck in a rotation of the same four dinners - over and over and over again. When I saw this recipe in Real Simple, I ripped it out and pinned it to our chalkboard - you know, the one that we are *supposed* to use to write out NEW meals every week?!

No more supposed to's or have to's or shoulds over here. We are doing the best we can. AND. THIS was a welcome change!! #reallife

Chicken Fajita Soup



6 cups low-sodium chicken broth

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts {we used rotisserie chicken to save on time!}

2 x 15-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 x 15 oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes

10 oz frozen corn {we used a pack of frozen spinach for extra nutrients!}

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped, plus sliced for serving

2 Tbsp. ground cumin {we used 1 - personal preference}

2 Tbsp. chilli powder {we used 1 - personal preference}

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. kosher salt {we often omit}

3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (from 2 limes) {didn't have any and it was still tasty!}

Shredded cheese {VT sharp cheddar is our fav!} and hot sauce {if that's your thing!}


Throw it all in a slow cooker {everything but the lime juice + cheese + hot sauce}. Cover and cook on low until chicken is very tender - 6-8 hours {which is why we picked up a rotisserie - done in 2!}. Remove chicken and using 2 forks, shred into bite size pieces. Stir chicken and lime juice into and serve topped with cheese, hot sauce and sliced jalapeno. 


Even our littlest approved {she's 15 mo} ~ though it could have been all that cheese!

Samantha Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, transformational speaker, high performance coach and mama of four.  She inspires and empowers others to cultivate the courage, resilience and perseverance needed to let go of perfection and other limiting beliefs so they can live their dream. Samantha candidly shares her battles with her inner critic, depression, perfection, PTSD and parenting as a working mother because she believes in the transformative power of story – and the strength that comes from knowing we are not alone. She is on a mission to pay forward all that she’s learned to help others find joy and live free.  

A mama of heart warrior and mama of twins, Samantha and her husband, Rob, live in the Berkshires with their four girls.  

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