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crock pot chicken tortilla soup is a hearty mexican soup that is easy to make homemade soup that tastes delicious and is healthy, a very warm and comforting dinner

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is an easy soup recipe that cooks in a crock pot. It could be the healthiest Mexican dish you can eat. Of course, I’m no expert when it comes to Mexican food, however, this soup is pretty darn healthy with plenty of flavor. This is a hearty soup that consists of chicken, your favorite Mexican seasonings, corn, beans, in chicken broth, making this a low calorie and low fat dish. Therefore, even if there are other healthier options, this chicken tortilla soup is pretty great!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I had wanted to make chicken tortilla soup a million times. I think I pinned 5 different chicken tortilla soups on Pinterest and hadn’t tried any of them. Finally, I went to make this type of soup and mixed and matched some of the ingredients from the different recipes to create my own.

I was so nervous that the soup would be a Pinterest-Fail. Mostly because it slow cooks in the crock pot. After investing hours of “cooking” this chicken tortilla soup, I really didn’t want to figure something else out for dinner. My anxiety lessoned as the soup cooked because it was so fragrant and smelled delectable! And as soon as I took my first bite, I was hooked! This was my new favorite soup recipe. Simple to make and tasty to eat. Plus, it’s pretty healthy.

It’s the perfect soup to serve for dinner in the cold winter months. Heck, you could serve this any time of the year actually. It cooks in the crock pot after all. No need to turn the stove on for this easy soup recipe. Thus, you cook this soup in the warmer months without overheating your kitchen! Tossing everything in the crock pot hours before serving dinner is a load off my mind. Not only do I not have to worry about what to make for dinner, I don’t have to worry about cooking at dinner time!

Hearty Soup

Let’s be honest, sometimes you don’t want soup for dinner because you are really hungry and you need something hearty to fill you up. Believe me, I get it. I don’t eat much throughout the day. Therefore, come dinner time, I’m STARVING! The last thing I want to eat is something light. Having a plan for dinner helps keep me from ordering takeout at the last minute. And takeout usually equates to fried food or other unhealthy dinner choices. So having a dinner plan is necessary to keep me in line.

This chicken tortilla soup is a hearty soup. With all the chicken, beans, tomatoes, and corn, you can count on being pleasantly full after eating a bowl or two (no judgment!) of this delicious soup. Plus, you will want to top the soup with some tortilla chips, of course! Those are sure to help fill you up while you gobble up this Mexican masterpiece.

Easy Soup Recipe

Yes, making soup can be easy! In fact, I have a bunch of easy homemade soup recipes. And they are all delicious! And the best part, they are all pretty healthy too. Easy to cook, delicious to eat, and healthy for you. You have no excuses – it’s time to get your apron on and make some yummy homemade soup!

What I love about this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is that it cooks in a crock pot. Just add in the ingredients and let the slow cooker cook your soup for you. As it gets closer to dinner, you shred the chicken and add in a few more ingredients. While that simmers together, set the table and get all your condiments ready because dinner will be ready in a few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Boneless
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 14.5 oz Black Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1.5 cups Frozen Corn Or 1 can of corn (drained)
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in crock pot.
  • Next, add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Then, pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes into a slow cooker.
  • Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken and shred, then return to slow cooker along with black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice, stir. Cook until heated through for approx 15 – 20 minutes
  • Top with tortilla chips, sour cream (or non fat Greek yogurt) cheese, etc.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Toppings

What are the best chicken tortilla soup toppings? Well, you can add whatever your heart desires! However, if you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of my personal favorites:

Tortilla Chips

Cheddar Cheese

Avocado


NonFat Greek Yogurt (or sour cream, if you prefer something creamier)


Extra Cilantro!

Of course, these are just a few easy suggestions. There are many more toppings that you could add which would be amazing! And the more flavors and textures you mix together, the more you create a soup of your own.

Some additional toppings for your chicken tortilla soup:

Limes

Jalapeños

Red Onion

Hot Sauce

Cotija Cheese

Salsa

Whatever you prefer on your chicken tortilla soup, you will enjoy this hearty soup and will want to make it again and again…and again! And since it is an easy soup recipe, you can add this to your dinner rotation without a hassle.

Mexican Inspired Recipes

Looking for more Mexican inspired recipes? Of course you are! Here are some easy recipes you can make at home any time.

Crock Pot Cowboy Chicken

Black Jack Margarita

Turkey Enchiladas

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Honey Crusted Parmesan Pork

Beef Stroganoff

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken

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crock pot chicken tortilla soup is a hearty mexican soup that is easy to make homemade soup that tastes delicious and is healthy, a very warm and comforting dinner
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a healthy and easy crock pot soup that will be your go-to Mexican dinner!
Course Dinner, lunch, Soup
Keyword hearty soup, homemade soup, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Boneless
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 14.5 oz Black Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1.5 cups Frozen Corn Or 1 can of corn (drained)
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in crock pot.
  • Next, add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Then, pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes into a slow cooker.
  • Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken and shred, then return to slow cooker along with black beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice, stir. Cook until heated through for approx 15 – 20 minutes
  • Top with tortilla chips, sour cream (or non fat Greek yogurt) cheese, etc.
  • ENJOY!
    crock pot chicken tortilla soup is a hearty mexican soup that is easy to make homemade soup that tastes delicious and is healthy, a very warm and comforting dinner

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