Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup cooked right in the crock pot for an easy and delicious dinner! Tender chicken, beans and corn in a flavorful broth served with homemade crispy tortilla strips. Yum!
I love my crock pot! Like, mildly obsessed. I have four boys, two of which are in football and have practice EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. Well, until school starts at least – which is next week, yay!! I end up shuttling those boys around to and from practices all while dealing with my two toddler boys who are only a scarce 11 MONTHS APART! (Can you tell I’m feeling the caps lock today, ha!)
Anywho, my evenings are crazy and it’s so nice to be able to throw some ingredients into my trusty crock pot in the morning and let it cook. Then I can happily pick up my boys from practice at night, force them to shower, and then we can all sit down together and have a home-cooked meal that I didn’t slave over the stove for! Doesn’t that sound nice?!
For reals, you will love this Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup! It’s one of those super basic & versatile recipes but the flavors are amazing. It’s so easy and tastes like a million bucks!
- 4 uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chile peppers
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 package frozen corn about 14 oz
- 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- corn tortillas
- cooking spray
- Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, black beans, onion, green chiles, corn and garlic into your crock pot. Pour in chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
- When fully cooked, pull chicken out and shred. Place back inside crock pot.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into strips using a pizza cutter, then spread on a baking sheet. Sprinkle some Lawry's seasoning salt or just plain salt and pepper if desired.
- Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve soup, top with cheese, avocado, green onions or any other add-in you like and then sprinkle tortilla strips on top. ENJOY!!
recipe adapted from Allrecipe
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Michelles Tasty Creations says
This sounds delicious and I might just be making it tonight! I’m pinning this recipe now. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Shatzi LoveandLaundry says
Mmmm! Looks so yummy! I’m pinning this!!!
Pooja Arora says
Hey wow it’s really amazing, i will definitely try this at my home 🙂
thanks for help !
mmm looks so good! and soup season is just around the corner. makes me happy 🙂
Marlys Folly says
YUM! that sounds good…. I love crock pot meals not because I have a busy life but because I think meat turns out much better in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday. Newest follower here.
This looks soo good, thanks for sharing! I love crockpot recipes and I can’t wait to try this one.
Tortilla soup is a favorite, and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare food I my slow cooker. This is a go!
Kelley Wilson says
Oh I love Tortilla soup but don’t always have time to make the long way, I can’t wait to try it. I would love it if you would come share it on I Freakin’ Did it Friday @ Miss Information
Lois Christensen says
This soup looks like something my family would love. I’m pinning it for when the weather turns a little cooler! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!
This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it!! I am a new subscriber and found you via Tatertotsandjello blog party.
Sarah Evans says
I’ve never heard of tortilla soup before – this looks lovely though. I also love my slow cooker, but I definitely don’t love cleaning it!!
Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says
This soup sounds so good! Makes me wish cooler weather was coming quicker than it is!! This week’s Mom’s Test Meal Mondays theme is slow-cooker recipes ~ I would love for you to share this!
Hope you had a great day!
YUM! This sounds good!! I will be trying very soon…maybe even tonight! Found you over on Chef in Training 🙂
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
Looks tasty. Love soup in the slow cooker!
Heather Kinnaird says
that sounds delicious! I can;t wait til it cools off a bit and I can make this soup
The Mandatory Mooch says
This makes me ready for fall. Yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com
Tortilla soup is my favorite kind of soup. I love this crock pot version…so happy it’s almost soup weather!
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Hi Jen, Thank you for this recipe! I featured it on my recipe review blog post today. http://shellybailey.blogspot.com/2012/09/recipe-review-healthy-crock-pot-chicken.html
I loved it!
Becca Acker says
Hi! Just wanted to invite you to share one of your delicious healthy recipes at my Healthy Tuesday hop. 🙂
Danielle Lavoise says
Found this from the link up. It look so good. I can’t wait to make it! New follower!
موسوعة الطبخ says
thank you so much
have nice day =)
New follower here! I’ve just made this today and I made a couple of adjustments of my own if you don’t mind me sharing. I had a couple of things in my fridge I wanted to use up, so I added diced serrano and jalapeno peppers (seeds and all!) to the soup, possibly because I’m crazy, but more likely because I love, love, love spicy food. I don’t recommend doing this if you have a low tolerance for heat, but I found the peppers give it a rich, authentic Mexican/desert feel to it. Have it with a cold beer and you’re good to go. Additionally, I made my own enchilada sauce because the ones I found at my local supermarket contain an insane amount of sodium. I looked at the ingredients on some of the jars and it seems like it’s just spices I already own (paprika, onion powder, etc.), corn starch and some tomato paste. Just a suggestion for those who are watching their sodium intake (but not their beer intake, apparently…)
O, so glad I found you! Finally, a site with recipes for larger families! Can’t wait to try! : D
I have now made this recipe twice and it is SOOOOO good! Both times I made it while I was at home during my one hour lunch break. It is a quick meal to throw together and by starting it on my lunch and setting the crock pot on high, by the time I get home from work after picking my girls up the soup is done and the house smells amazing! Last time I froze several single servings in Ziploc bags. It was so easy to take a bag out, run it under warm water to thaw a bit and then put it in a microwavable bowl, heat and eat! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is a definite keeper!
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Made this tonight and it was SO good!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!
I tried it, and it was delicious! I didn’t add or subtract anything. The soup’s great!
So happy you liked it, Amber!! Thanks for the comment!
Tracy West says
Made this soup today for my family. They loved it! Thank you for sharing.
Making this right now! It smells/looks so good! Can’t wait to try it later!
Been on a hunt for a good chicken tortilla soup recipe. The others upset my husband’s tummy. Made this last night and everyone, even my 5 year old twins say this recipe was awesome. My husband said he felt great and no tumm issues!!! A winner and def a keeper in our dinner rotation. I did double the spices because we like spicy!!! Great recipe thank you!!!!
I am SO happy to hear that you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to comment!
Very delicous.i will double it next time , it’s just that good.Every body ate it up. No left overs
Yay! I’m so happy you liked it!
Happy camper says
Just got it all in pot… I enjoy all the ingredients in it and hoping it’ll be tasty. I’m a little leery about the canned enchilada sauce as I’ve always made homemade when making enchiladas but due to time constraints I’m using canned. Excited to try it!
I hope you like it! Thanks for the comment!
Yum!! Have you ever made this starting with frozen chicken breasts? I have everything to make it but my chicken is frozen, oops !
Hi Emma! You can definitely use frozen chicken breasts. I would cut them into slices or chunks so they cook quicker. It’s a yummy soup and I hope you try making it!