...or whatever night happens to be your awful night where you have to be 35 places at once and your family still expects dinner.
After you've exhausted the drive-thru option one too many times.
After you've made this more often than you care to remember:
In your crockpot place 4 chicken breasts (it's OK if they're frozen), 2 or 3 cans of beans (any combination of refried beans or drained black beans or whatever), a jar of salsa, and a couple of cups of chicken broth.
I don't think I've ever made it the same way twice and it always works.
I let it cook on low for about 6 hours...or whatever (are you getting that this isn't really one of those carefully tested recipes?).
Break up the chicken breasts with a spoon or take them out and slice them (I've done both, the second option is quicker but as you can imagine, messy).
It will be a thick soup consistency. Serve over tortilla chips and you can top it with grated cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, guacamole, etc.