Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

An easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe that’s perfect for busy nights and chilly weather.  

Easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s soup season!  Hooray! I love to serve soup at least once a week–maybe more. Not only does my family love it, but I love that I can make it in the morning, and then serve it anytime. 

 Crockpot soups are my favorite, because I can add all the ingredients in the morning, and then just serve it that night when very little additional prep.  It’s definitely a busy mom’s best friend. With sports, dance, and music lessons, we’re on the go a lot in the evenings, and the crockpot is my favorite way to make a yummy dinner for my kids that’s ready whenever we need it.  

A friend shared this recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup years ago, and it’s been at the top of my list ever since.  It’s super yummy, and it’s healthy, so it makes everyone happy! 

Easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

There are just a few ingredients, and most of them are probably already in your pantry. It comes together in just minutes, and after all day in your crockpot, it’s ready to serve to a hungry family!

The soup is so good, but I also LOVE the crispy tortilla strips that get sprinkled on top. I use a pizza cutter to cut corn tortillas into strips, and fry them in a little oil in a cast iron skillet, but I’ve seen them at stores already made if you would rather go that route.  If you’ve never had the homemade version, I think it’s definitely worth a try–it really doesn’t take that long, and they are SO yummy.

From our family to yours…enjoy!!! 

Easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Simply Kierste
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts--cubed
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 mild green chili seeded and chopped
  • Tortilla strips
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Cheddar Cheese/Mozzarella Cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken breasts, onion, garlic, tomatoes, north, salt, pepper, and green chili in your crockpot. Cook on high for 6 hours, then low until ready to serve. In each bowl, place a layer of cheese (whichever kind you like best--I love both of them!), then spoon the soup on top. Sprinkle with tortilla strips, cilantro, and avocado.
  • Serves 6.
  • *For my family of 8,I usually double the beans to bulk it up a little, and even add an extra chicken breast. The ingredients can be forgiving--if you like extra of something, add it in!

 

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4 Comments

  1. This recipe looks delicious! Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites, too! One thing I’ve added to my own, that has such great texture is a can of hominy, rinsed and drained.

      1. Hominy is a food produced from dried maize kernels that have been treated with an alkali, in a process called nixtamalization. It’s yummy in soups!

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