Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

12.02.2014

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a staple recipe! It’s unbelievably easy to prepare, we are talking 15 minutes prep, and it’s incredibly delicious!

A white bowl of Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with a spoon at the side

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I made this soup, multiplied by three, to serve to family I had staying last week over the holiday.

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It was the night before Thanksgiving and that morning I knew I needed something quick and easy to serve everyone because I was starting the Thanksgiving cooking that day.

I’m happy to say everyone loved it, of course myself included!

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This chicken tortilla soup such an incredibly hearty, feel good soup.

If you opt to leave out the cheese, sour cream and chips you’d also have one amazingly healthy dinner (but doesn’t that just sound crazy to leave out all the good stuff?).

An overhead shot of Chicken Tortilla Soup in a white slow cooker

I’m pretty sure I will be making this soup at least once every other week during this cold season and I have the feeling you’ll want to too!

Here’s What You Need To Make It

  • Chicken broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Ground corinander
  • Chicken breasts
  • Black beans
  • Frozen corn
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro

Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with cheese and sour cream

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

4.7 from 20 votes

A staple recipe! So flavorful, so hearty and so comforting! Perfect for chilly days. Just be sure to load on those toppings!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tortilla soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth (4 1/2 cups)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For serving:

  • Tortilla strips or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • Diced avocado , diced roma tomatoes, sour cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes into a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add chicken breasts then cover with lid and cook on LOW heat 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken and shred, then return to slow cooker along with black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice, stir. Allow to cook until heated through.
  4. Serve warm with tortilla strips and cheese and other optional ingredients.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Potassium 768mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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182 comments

  • Alice: I made it last night and my family loves it! They couldn’t resist for a second bowl of soup :) I’m glad I found your website. Thank s a bunch and more recipes please! 🤗 August 26, 2018 at 1:17pm Reply

  • Elna: Good basic recipe! I see lots of comments about lack of flavor. The most important change to give it depth of flavor is to saute the onions till softened, but not brown (known as mirepoix), then add the garlic and spices and cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the tomatoes and stock. Of course this adds another step and takes 5-10 minutes, but in some of the newer slowcookers this can be done right in the pot. Otherwise this recipe takes less than 30 minutes on the stove top. Thanks for sharing the recipe! May 8, 2018 at 7:47am Reply

  • Lisa: Do you by any chance have the nutritional information for this recipe? May 2, 2018 at 3:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Lisa – I just added them to the recipe. Thanks! May 2, 2018 at 3:56pm Reply

      • Jessica: Question, what is the serving size for the nutritional information? September 25, 2018 at 10:29am Reply

  • Melody: I love this soup recipe. And…dont leave out the lime, it makes all the difference. Since I like to add a little heat I added chopped jalapeno pepper To the condiment list. Thank you March 22, 2018 at 3:06pm Reply

  • McKenna: I love this recipe! I read through the comments before making it and some people said it was bland. I use the garlic/basil/oregano canned, diced tomatoes and my soup has never came out bland! I am curious about the calories and nutrients in this soup. If anyone knows, please share! March 12, 2018 at 12:55pm Reply

  • Savannah Daisy: Love this recipe! It is so easy and soooo good. I have made it several times. perfect for winter. March 4, 2018 at 7:34am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoy it! March 6, 2018 at 5:53pm Reply

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