slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup has got to be one of my top 10 meals of all time. I love it so much because you dump everything into the slow cooker in the morning, and you let that simmer away all day, making your house smell amazing! Then by the time dinner rolls around, you’re so excited to eat it because you’ve been smelling it all dang day.

I love to make slow cooker meals when I have a busy day, or on Sundays so when I come home from church everything is ready. Though, I can’t *technically* endorse leaving your slow cooker unattended at home. I mean, have you seen This is Us? Jokes aside, I love my slow cooker and use it all the time during the Fall.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken broth
  • Water
  • Canned corn
  • Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles (I used this all the time in my recipes. It’s a great way to get lots of yummy flavor fast!)
  • Yellow onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Enchilada sauce (I love stocking up on this brand to have in my pantry!)
  • Taco seasoning (I use this constantly, so I buy this giant container from Amazon)
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tortilla strips (Optional, but kind of essential. You know what I mean?)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Okay, I’m not really supposed to say this word (especially around my kids), but I’m going to say it anyway. This recipe is STUPID easy. Oh, not the word that you were thinking of? Haha.

I digress. This recipe is so simple I can do it early in the morning when I’m still a little delirious from being awakened by my toddler (anyone else feel that?). Literally, all you have to do is put all the ingredients, except the toppings, in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours. That’s it!!

After that 8 hours is up, all you have to do is check to make sure your chicken is cooked through (if it’s not, you probably forgot to turn on your slow cooker, lol) and shred it, then mix everything up.

Top with your favorite toppings and serve! You can serve this with a side salad or some homemade rolls or cornbread for a super easy and yummy meal.

Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite slow cooker meals to get you in the Fall spirit, or to just get you through a hectic day.

Stuffed Shells in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: DinnerCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This Chicken Tortilla Soup will make your kitchen smell amazing all day long and will taste even better. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the slow cooker!

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  • 1 lb 1 chicken breast

  • 15 oz 15 chicken broth

  • 1 cup 1 water

  • 15 oz 15 can corn

  • 10 oz 10 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles

  • 1 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp 1 minced garlic

  • 10 oz 10 enchilada sauce

  • 2 tbsp 2 taco seasoning

  • 1 tsp 1 chili powder

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • Toppings (optional)
  • tortilla strips

  • shredded cheese

  • sour cream

  • chopped cilantro


  • To a slow cooker, add all of the ingredients except the toppings. Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 6 hours, until the chicken is cooked.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Place back into slow cooker and stir. Serve and top with toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

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  1. Does anyone know if you can double this soup? And if so, do you literally just double all the ingredients? Also, can you freeze the soup after it is cooked? Thanks!

  2. Marcie swanson

    My husband and I enjoyed your take on this soup. It was convenient to have it a slow cooker recipe. My husband stated he likes the recipe that I’ve used in the past more and it is super easy, a dump recipe, no measuring, just isn’t a slow cooking recipe. If interested in that recipe. Let me know, I am happy to share.

  3. I added black beans as well. This was delicious!

  4. Malika Bryant

    Julia!!!!! Wonderful recipe! Thank you. Omgoodness, delicious and flavorful.😄

  5. Excellent! Not too spicy for my little ones. Added a can of black beans to mine.

  6. This recipe is so easy and delicious! I just threw all the ingredients into the crockpot and had dinner perfectly ready without any extra effort. Leftovers for lunch the next day were amazing as well. My new go-to chicken tortilla soup recipe!

  7. Do you use frozen chicken breasts or thawed?

  8. Ya should try it with green enchilada sauce instead of the red sauce. It’s so yummy.

  9. Logan Burnside

    crockpot 😲 😲 All recipes

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