Create this easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup while you are at work or out running errands! Loaded with tender chicken, tomatoes, and a rich flavorful broth loaded with traditional flavors will totally wow your taste buds. Serve this alone or with your favorite clean eating crackers or tortilla chips.
You can top this easy tortilla soup with cheese or sour cream if you want a different profile of flavors.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
There is nothing better than a big steaming bowl of chicken soup on a cold winter day. This recipe for slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is the answer to your desire for chicken soup but with a bit of extra flavor.
I love making this with leftovers from my simple roasted chicken recipe instead of starting with raw chicken breasts. What a great way to make the most of one chicken! Of course, both methods work great, but sometimes that is just another way to work your meal plan and budget.
Can I Add Different Vegetables to My Soup?
While tomatoes, corn, onions, and bell peppers are traditional for this recipe, you can definitely mix in any vegetable you prefer. I’ve been known to chop up a zucchini and add to the mix, or even some beans if I have them on hand. The secret to this recipe is really in the rich flavors of the broth and seasonings. Adjust with the vegetables that you prefer.
Can This Chicken Tortilla Soup be Frozen?
Much like most of my soups, you can easily freeze this recipe for slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. If you are using pre-cooked chicken, you can easily mix the ingredients together in a freezer bag and freeze to add to your slow cooker the morning you want to serve the soup. Alternately, you can make as directed, then allow the soup to cool completely before pouring into freezer soup storage containers.
As with any freezer option, make sure you date and label the container so it is easy to recognize in your freezer. This soup is good for up to 4 months in the freezer.
More Soup Recipes
I love soups, and I know that you do too, so I am excited to share this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with you. If you want more variety for your winter soup (or chili!) nights, make sure to check out some of my favorites linked below.
- Easy Taco Soup with Ranch
- Chicken Kale Soup
- Bison Chili
- Low Carb Chicken Chili
- Turkey Black Bean Chili
What Should I Serve with This Chicken Tortilla Soup?
There are tons of options to go with this recipe for chicken tortilla soup. Traditionally, I love using crackers or tortilla chips. You can still do that! You just need to make your own or look for clean eating options. Ezekial tortillas are easy to cut into triangles and toast up for homemade chips.
You can also top with extra salsa, a bit of sour cream, or your favorite organic shredded cheese.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Chicken broth
- Frozen corn
- Vidalia onion
- Bell pepper
- Diced tomatoes with chiles
This was originally published on December 18, 2012, and updated on November 4, 2019.Print
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect cold weather slow cooker soup recipe! Loaded with chicken, tomatoes, spices, and tons of rich broth!
- 2 lbs uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cups organic, low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups chopped white or Vidalia onion
- 1 tsp oregano
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium green bell peppers (approx 2 cups), minced
- 2 14.5 oz cans of organic diced tomatoes with chiles (Can substitute fresh tomatoes with chiles if preferred)
- In a large slow cooker, combine all ingredients, stirring to ensure ingredients are mixed and well distributed
- Heat on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours
- Shred chicken and serve warm
Add Greek yogurt in place of sour cream or a low-fat, organic cheddar cheese for a little treat.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Crockpot
- Cuisine: Mexican
I freaking love this recipe. I’ve made it a bunch of times…probably once a month since I found it, and my husband loves it too. I put lots of chilli in it and crunch up blue corn chips in it to serve…so yummy. Thanks!!
Whitney Carlson says
Hi Laura! I’m so glad you and your husband love this recipe! Thanks for taking the time to comment. If you don’t mind, you could also rate it for us! 🙂
Whitney Carlson says
Thanks for taking the time to rate the recipe, Laura. I’m so glad you liked it!
This soup was delicious! A little too spicy for my kids but will do only diced tomatoes next time without the chilies so my kids will like it. Thank you for the recipe!
Whitney Carlson says
Hi Danielle! Thanks for taking the time to comment and leave a rating for the recipe.
Whitney Carlson says
COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS WEBSITE (ADMIN):
I made this tonight for my family. It was a bit spicy, but we liked it. We will probably do half tomatoes with chilis and half diced tomatoes next time. Overall it was a great recipe to work from and SO EASY! We served it with corn tortillas toasted and/or with corn tortilla cheese quesadillas. It was a great meal for a cold night!
I chose this as the first recipe in my new crockpot and it turned out great. My boyfriend and I like it spicy so we added fresh jalapenos to ingredients. Turned out great!! Thanks for the idea!
Yay, another successful meal for myself and my picky toddler! I added a can of organic black beans and she gobbled up the bowl. This is perfect for our family–thanks!
Just made this tonight and it’s very good! Are there supposed to be tortillas somewhere? I have a large crockpot and it was getting very full with all of the ingredients above, so I ended up only using 4 cups of broth, and only 2 cans of the tomatoes, and it still turned out great! Plus, my husband and I don’t like “soupy” soups, we like it a little more chunky, so it worked out well with less liquid anyway! We sprinkled a little shredded cheese and some broken tortilla chips on top for the tortilla part…
It gets even better with time. This soup lasts in the fridge for up to 5 days in a resealable container. Just heat and serve.