Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a quick and easy soup you can throw in your slow cooker and forget about! Serve it with your favorite fixings and warm up on those cold winter nights!

Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

Today I am sharing one of the freezer meals I made at the end of my pregnancy. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is on our regular rotation in my house. I always make it a little bit different and add a variety of garnish options to spice up the soup. I just love it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Garnishes, in my opinion, add a lot to soups like this one or chili.  The nice thing is you can set the bowls out so your guests can fix up their soup to their tastes.  In our house we like freshly chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice, sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese, chopped fresh jalapenos and crispy tortilla strips.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

When making this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup you just throw everything in, set the timer and forget about it until dinner. It doesn’t get much easier than that! If you have leftovers or want to make a double batch just let the soup completely cool on the counter then refrigerate it overnight.  Once it is completely cool store it in glass Tupperware or freezer ziplock bags with the date and name of the soup on the outside and throw it in the freezer for later!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a warm, flavorful soup that cooks in the slow cooker while you go about your day. Garnish with your favorite toppings including avocado, lime, cilantro, sour cream, cheese and tortilla strips.
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Recipe type: Soup, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwest
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2-16oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-15oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1-6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1-4oz can chopped green chilies
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla strips
  • Jalapenos

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except garnish in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. With 30 minutes left in the cooking time remove chicken and shred with a fork, return to slow cooker and finish cooking.
  4. Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve warm.

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Enjoy!

Julia

Comments

  1. This soup looks absolutely incredible. I would love to have some of that.
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) recently posted..Blood Orange Glazed Chocolate CupcakesMy Profile

  2. This looks amazing Julia! Tortilla soup is one of my absolute favorites.

  3. Just bought the ingredients to make this for dinner tomorrow! CAN’T WAIT.
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted..strawberry-glazed vanilla bean doughnuts + a kitchenaid mixer giveawayMy Profile

  4. Love all the healthy ingredients in this soup plus a big bonus that it is a slow cooker recipe.
    Christie – Food Done Light recently posted..Strawberry Sriracha Thai Poached Salmon with Cilantro Jasmine RiceMy Profile

  5. Love dishes like this – so easy and perfect for the freezer. Congrats again on that gorgeous baby! Hope you are getting some rest :)
    Alyssa (Everyday Maven) recently posted..Vegan Hot ChocolateMy Profile

  6. Oooohhhhh. One of my favorite soups ever! I’m a fresh jalapeno + cilantro topping lover too! Gorgeous, Julia!
    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me recently posted..Chocolate Kahlua Cookies with Cafe au Lait FrostingMy Profile

  7. Yum! Oh, Julia – this looks so wonderful on such a coooold winter’s day! I’m all about warm, cozy crock-pot meals these days! Great tips for make-ahed and freezing! And I totally agree with you about the garnishes – festive, yummy toppers can really make the flavors pop, and also make food look so visually appealing! :D
    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens recently posted..Crock-Pot Creamy Chicken Corn ChowderMy Profile

    • I agree! It has been SO cold here–negative temperatures most of the winter. These are the kind of meals I like to make to keep us warm and have leftovers!

  8. I love that I have everything for this in my house. I love that all you do is throw it in the crockpot and walk away. I also loooooove garnishes. You are so right they make the soup!
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  9. This is in my crockpot right now! Can’t wait for dinner!

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