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Slow Cooker Chicken Asopao with Smoked Ham and Manchego Cheese

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 7 hr 25 min
  • serves: 8 people

This traditional Puerto Rican chicken soup, with just the right amount of spice, slow-cooks all day so you'll come home to a warm and flavorful dish the whole family will enjoy.


  • 4 cups Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 2 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped drained capers
  • 1/2 cup grated manchego cheese


  • Tips

    • Time-Saving Tip: You may also cook this recipe on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
    • Ingredient Note: If you can't find manchego cheese, use Pecorino Romano or Parmesan.
  • Step 1

    Stir the broth, onion, pepper, tomatoes with chilies, chicken, ham and oregano in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  • Step 2

    Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the rice and capers. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste. Sprinkle with the cheese.



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  • This was different and tasty!

    Chris F.
    November 25, 2014

    I added shallots and garlic. Then made the rice separately.
    And added extra cheese on top.
    It was very good!

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Asopao with Smoked Ham and Manchego Cheese

    Mark K.
    May 5, 2009

    Far too much sodium for anyone,like me, with heart problems

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Made With

Calories 285
Total Fat 12 g
Sat. Fat 4.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 1104 mg
Total Carb 15 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 1 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 7 %DV
Potassium 10 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.