Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

12.02.2014

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a staple recipe year round! It’s unbelievably easy to prepare, we are talking 15 minutes prep, and it has such a well seasoned, fresh  and satisfying flavor.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This chicken tortilla soup is a perfectly hearty, feel good soup. After a long work day it’s just what you want to come home too!

It’s a Crowd Favorite!

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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Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Fresh onion and garlic
  • Spices – chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, S&P
  • Chicken breasts
  • Canned black beans
  • Frozen corn
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Toppings – such as tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, avocado

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How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes into a slow cooker.
  • Add onion, garlic and spices and chicken.
  •  Cook on LOW heat 6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Shred chicken then return to slow cooker along with black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice.
  • Allow to cook until heated through.
  • Serve with desired toppings.

Tips for This Recipe

  • Be sure to finely chop the onion so it cooks through in time and is tender.
  • Try adding in canned tomatoes with mild green chilies.
  • Try it with a diced red bell pepper for another veggie.
  • Add a seeded diced jalapeno or two if you like some heat.
  • Make your own fried or baked tortilla strips if desired (instructions HERE, scroll down a little ways).

Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with cheese and sour cream

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

4.73 from 22 votes

A flavorful, hearty and comforting Chicken Tortilla Soup made easy with the slow cooker! It's perfect for serving year round but it's especially satisfying on a chili day. Just be sure to load on those toppings!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tortilla soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can 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

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to finely chop the onion so it cooks through in time and is tender.
  • Try adding in canned tomatoes with mild green chilies.
  • Try it with a diced red bell pepper for another veggie.
  • Add a seeded diced jalapeno or two if you like some heat.
  • Make your own fried or baked tortilla strips if desired (instructions HERE, scroll down a little ways).
  • Toppings not included in nutritional info.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Potassium 1397mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 4g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 16.9%
Vitamin C 21.6%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 26.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

190 comments

  • Andie: I always cook this on the stove top. I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead and I bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 45 minutes. Take the chicken out, shred it up, add the beans, cilantro, lime juice, corn, then continue to simmer for an additional 5 – 10 minutes. November 12, 2018 at 9:23am Reply

  • Jenn: Hello, I would really love to try this recipe today; however, I am under a time crunch. Can it be cooked on high for a lesser time? Thank you! November 11, 2018 at 5:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes cooking on high for 3 hours or so (until chicken is cooked through) should work fine. Hope you enjoy! November 11, 2018 at 9:08am Reply

  • Crystal wetter: Can you cook it on high and cut time in half? November 10, 2018 at 9:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That should be fine. Hope you love it! November 12, 2018 at 9:01pm Reply

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