Delicious Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a tasty combination of chicken, beans, tomatoes, and plenty of spices. Top it all of with tortilla strips and other favorite Mexican soup toppings, like sliced avocado and fresh cilantro. This easy, hearty soup recipe is perfect for winter meals and can easily be made on the stovetop or in a pressure cooker too!

crockpot chicken tortilla soup served in a small white bowl with a black spoon

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Chicken tortilla soup is probably my very favorite soup recipe! My family loves soup and it’s a meal I serve often, especially in the fall and winter. When October hits and the weather turns a little cooler, soup is a frequent meal on our weekly menu. A warm bowl of soup in the fall and winter is just the best. Some of my go-to recipes are taco soup, butternut squash soup and this flavorful slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. Take just a little bit of time and load up the slow cooker, let it do its thing, and dinner will be ready-to-go whenever you’re hungry!

crockpot chicken tortilla soup topped with tortilla strips and avocado slices

How Do You Make Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup?

Let’s talk about all of the ingredients for this soup recipe. We’ve got Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – you can add them in whole and even frozen! I always purchase the 3 pound bag at Kroger, that way I have chicken on hand for meal prep on Sunday and different meals throughout the week. It’s my go-to chicken because it’s raised with no antibiotics- EVER! And it’s 100% all natural, minimally processed with no artificial ingredients. You can even cook from frozen, to seal in a fresh taste. 

Have you tried Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts? I picked them up at my local Kroger Store in the frozen aisle! Click here to add them to your cart or list. 

Aside from the chicken, we’ve also got onion, tomatoes, beans, corn, green chiles, chicken broth and spices. Simply add everything to the slow cooker and go on about your day! When dinnertime comes, remove and shred the chicken, then return it back to the slow cooker. Serve and top it off with all of your favorite toppings.

adding all ingredients to a crockpot for tortilla soup

How Do You Make Chicken Tortilla Soup On The Stovetop?

This tortilla soup can easily be adapted for the stovetop, sauté the onion in a large soup pot. Meanwhile, cook thawed chicken breasts in a large skillet. Cool slightly and shred. Then, add in ingredients, including shredded chicken into the soup pot with the onion. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes and until all ingredients are warmed through. Serve with all your favorite toppings.

How Do You Make Chicken Tortilla Soup In A Pressure Cooker?

If you’d like to make this soup in an Instant Pot, sauté onion for about 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients, stir and cancel sauté. Make sure the lid is on “sealing”. Cook on high for about 8 minutes. It can take 10-15 minutes for it to get up to pressure. When cooking is complete, be careful of any possible splattering and do a quick pressure release. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks. Stir the chicken back into the soup and serve.

tortilla soup with avocado, tortilla strips, lime and cilantro

Tips For Making Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup:

  • If you don’t have too much time in the morning, you can prep all of the ingredients the night before.
  • Most any bean variety will work for this soup or you can leave them out. I’ve used pinto and red kidney beans.
  • Fresh, canned or frozen corn will work.

How to Serve Your Chicken Tortilla Soup:

Serve this soup with a variety of  Mexican ingredients. Tortilla strips (or chips) are a must. I find these at Kroger, located with the salad toppers, near the dressings and sometimes also in the produce department. When I serve tortilla soup, I like to put out an assortment of toppings so that everyone can use their favorites. Som great options are:

  • Avocado slices or guacamole
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Pico de gallo
  • Cheese
  • Jalapeños
  • Black olives
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

How Long Does Chicken Tortilla Soup Last?

Meal prep is a breeze with this soup recipe and it will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days. Tortilla soup even freezes well. For freezing, once completely cooled place it in freezer safe containers or resealable gallon-sized freezer bags. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. To thaw, transfer the soup to the fridge and store overnight. When ready to serve, reheat it on medium heat on the stovetop. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Give this tortilla soup recipe a try and you’ll be craving it all season long. So easy to throw together and so super tasty! Your family is sure to gobble this one up!

Try These Other Favorite Soup Recipes:

Healthy Seafood Chowder

Copycat Panera Bread Chicken Noodle Soup

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crockpot chicken tortilla soup topped with tortilla strips and avocado slices
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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.8g3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 18.3mg6%
Sodium 864.4mg38%
Potassium 627.7mg18%
Carbohydrates 16.8g6%
Fiber 4.6g19%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 12.2g24%
Vitamin A 28.2IU1%
Vitamin C 51.4mg62%
Calcium 7.9mg1%
Iron 17.9mg99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:12 cups
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
 

Delicious Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a tasty combination of chicken, beans, tomatoes, and plenty of spices. Top it all of with tortilla strips and other favorite Mexican soup toppings, like sliced avocado and fresh cilantro. This easy, hearty soup recipe is perfect for winter meals and can easily be made on the stovetop or in a pressure cooker too!

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Tyson boneless skinless chicken breasts (~2 large)*
  • 1/2 cup white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained (or about 1 cup frozen corn)
  • 1 (4.5 oz.) can green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5-6 cups chicken broth or stock, depending on how much liquid you prefer in your soup
TO GARNISH
  • Tortilla strips, avocado slices, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice and/or any other toppings you like
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients for the soup in your crockpot. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

  2. When chicken is fully cooked, remove and shred with two forks. Then, return back to the crockpot.

  3. Serve and enjoy with all of your favorite toppings!

Recipe Notes

*If slow cooking chicken from frozen, add another hour to the cooking time.

Author: Kim
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crockpot tortilla soup, slow cooker tortilla soup, tortilla soup

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