This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is a great recipe for everyone of all spice levels as it is not too spicy or bland! It is a great dump and go recipe. Like chicken tacos in a soup form with all your favorite taco toppings! This chicken breast crock pot recipe makes about 10 soup bowls and is 376.47 kcal per serving.
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- Chicken - chicken breast chopped up, you can also use rotisserie chicken
- Corn - a way to sneak in your nutrients
- Rotel - adds some tomatoes and spice
- Chicken broth - I made mine using water and Wyler's chicken cubes
- Spices - adds flavor
- Cheeses - what's a soup without cheese!
How to make creamy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup:
- Dump every ingredient into the slow cooker, except the cheeses.
- After 6-8 hours, add the cheese and let it melt
How to make tortilla strips:
Cut tortilla shells into strips using a pizza cutter and bake in the oven for 5 minutes each side at 375 degrees on a sprayed baking sheet. You can also spray the top of the tortillas if you want them to be more crispy coming out of the oven.
Tortilla soup toppings:
- Banana peppers
- Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- Shredded cheese
- Lime juice
Variations of this soup:
- Omit corn - some people do not like corn. I don't like corn, but I leave corn in this soup anyway in hopes it'll help me get my veggies in. If you really hate corn though, you can take it out of the recipe.
- Add black beans - if you wanted extra protein in your soup, you can add beans! If you wanted to make this a vegetarian recipe, you can omit the chicken and add beans instead!
- Omit bell peppers - bell peppers are not too spicy, but if you wanted to make this soup more bland, you can take out the peppers
- Add jalapenos - adding jalapenos will make this recipe more spicy if you would like to go that route.
- Fry chicken first - some people prefer to fry their chicken before putting it in the crock pot. This may seem obsolete since the crock pot will also cook the chicken, but frying it before will give it a crispy edge.
How to thicken?
If you want a thicker soup, try adding more salsa or corn starch. Adding heavy cream or cream cheese would allow a thicker creamy flavor. Don't forget there is a lot of cheese at the end of this recipe, so make sure to add all the listed ingredients first before deciding that it is not thick enough.
How spicy is it?
Green peppers are not too spicy, but it can be spicy for some people. If you think green peppers are hot, then cut back on the amount of green pepper. If you want to turn it up a notch, add green chilies.
Can I use rotisserie chicken?
Yes, but add it in last with the cheese since it is already cooked.
What to serve with homemade chicken tortilla soup:
Salsa, sour cream (click here for a soup cream recipe), and corn chips are great toppings for this creamy chicken soup.
How to store spicy chicken tortilla soup:
- Fridge - store leftovers of this chicken breast recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
- Freezer - I have not tried freezing my leftovers of this soup before. If you wanted to try it, let me know how it goes!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 2.5 lbs of chopped chicken breast
- ½ chopped white onion
- 1 14.75 oz can of corn
- 1 10 oz can rotel
- 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 ½ chopped green bell peppers
- ⅓ cup parsley
- 2 tablespoon garlic
- 2 cups chicken broth
- ½ tbsp: cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, celery salt, paprika
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Pour every ingredient in the slow cooker except for the cheeses. Stir until well combined. Cook on low for around 6-8 hours.
- Once it has been 6-8 hours, add the cheese. Stir. Let cheese melt for a few minutes. Serve your slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in bowls with salsa, sour cream, and chips. If you want to know how to make your own sour cream, click here.
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