Easy Homemade Cajun Chicken Soup Recipe in the Crockpot

I could eat soup every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. No joke. It's funny because making soup from scratch is a skill I only learned about a ten years ago. Sure I'd heated up those cans that you add a cup full of water to, but never anything where I sliced, diced and seasoned anything from scratch. I had a fabulous neighbor who could not go without seeing you and feeding you. If I ran into her at the mailbox, I swear she had a fresh hot muffin in her hands just in case she happened to bump into you. She found out that I liked soup and the next time I saw her she held a bowl in her hands for me to try.

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I heard one time to never give a dish back empty, so when I returned a yummy chicken soup she had made for me, the tradition was started. This little glass dish went back and forth between us for years. She taught me how to cook soup and use up what you had in your refrigerator. I've got a yummy soup recipe that you can try if you like a little spice. It's a good variation on a traditional chicken soup and you can make it in your crockpot or instant pot.

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Cajun Chicken Soup

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You will need:

1 Pound of of chicken breast, diced
1 Large onion diced
1 Tbs minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups frozen corn
1 large potato, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes {fire roasted optional}
4 cups chicken broth
4 tsp Cajun seasoning {divided}
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp dried thyme

Dice your vegetables

Season chicken with 2 tsp Cajun seasoning. 

In a medium high skillet, cook chicken until it is cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add onions and garlic. Saute for about one minute. Then add celery, red pepper, paprika, and the remaining cajun seasoning. Continue to saute until onions are soft.

Transfer the onion, celery, and red pepper mixture and thyme into the slow cooker. Add the frozen corn, the cooked chicken, canned diced tomatoes, the potato and the chicken broth. Cook on low for 5 hours.

Want to make your own Cajun Seasoning?

Cajun Seasoning recipe:

1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp white pepper {black is OK}
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 dried thyme

This one recipe makes all you need for the Cajun soup, but you can also triple it so you have some seasoning for future meals.

Want to make this soup in your Instant Pot?

Follow the same directions as above but instead of cooking your meat and veggies in the skillet, transfer that to your Instant pot and use the saute feature. Once the meat and veggies are cooked add all your ingredients to the Instant Pot {instead of the slow cooker} and select the manual setting. Adjust your pressure to high and set a time for 5 minutes. When finished cooking, use the quick-release pressure valve according to manufacturers directions.

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You might not have a neighbor that you swap soup with, but if you love a good soup, I know you will love this one! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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1 comment

Anonymous said...

Delicious and Nutritious! Love it, Rach! ♡

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