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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a super easy recipe that is all about the toppings! The crispy homemade tortilla strips on top absolutely make this perfect weeknight crock pot tortilla soup!

Crock Pot Tortilla Soup

 I have been all about the comforting, healthy, and easy meals, like this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.  In the middle of winter, I just need warm comfort food like this.  Couldn’t we all use a big bowl of this crock pot tortilla soup?!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is everything I love about soups – warm, filling, and lots of toppings!  I mean, what’s soup without the toppings?

I can’t have chili without cheese, sour cream, green onions, and crushed saltines.

I can’t have french onion soup without croutons and Swiss cheese.

I can’t have potato soup without bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Toppings

And I certainly can’t have crock pot tortilla soup without crispy, homemade tortilla strips along with shredded cheese, cilantro, and green onions!  I could’ve gone even further and added sour cream and avocado but I wanted you to actually be able to see the soup underneath all the toppings.

That’s not to say the slow cooker chicken tortilla soup itself isn’t delicious – because it is!  This chicken tortilla soup in the crock pot has a broth-base with tomatoes, green chiles, black beans, corn, spices, and shredded chicken.  It is full of flavor and as much spice as you want.  Me?  I’m a wimp, so our version was Minnesota nice.

So whether you’re looking for a healthy easy dinner, needing a comforting soup to get you over a winter cold, or need some sustenance to get you through the last few episodes of Making a Murderer, this soup has got you covered!  Just don’t forget those toppings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a super easy recipe that is all about the toppings! The crispy homemade tortilla strips on top absolutely make this perfect weeknight crock pot tortilla soup!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: soup, slow cooker, crock pot, chicken, tortilla, cheese, tomatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can black beans
  • 14 oz corn kernels I used frozen but you can use canned too
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you like it!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Additional toppings:
  • shredded cheese
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • For the crispy tortilla strips:
  • 6-8 corn tortillas cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  • To make the soup:
  • Place onion and bell peppers on bottom of large slow cooker.
  • Place chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, chiles, garlic, spices and salt on top of peppers and onions.
  • Top with chicken broth.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Once cooked, remove chicken and shred, then return it to the soup, stirring to combine.
  • Serve topped with suggested toppings.
  • To make the tortilla strips (you can do this while the soup is still in the slow cooker, before you are ready to eat):
  • In large bowl, combine tortilla strips with olive oil and garlic salt and stir well to thoroughly cover with the oil.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tortilla strips in batches, covering the skillet with one layer of strips at a time.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  • Repeat with the rest of the tortilla strips until they are all crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1247IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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