Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorite soups this time of year. Umm, make that anytime of year, really. But when the weather is cool, it is especially good. I’m not sure if it is the spicy kick, the full-on comfort, or because it takes so little work that you just feel like you’ve done nothing to achieve such greatness by the time it is ready to eat.

Normally, I load up my slow cooker full of the ingredients for chicken tortilla soup on the busiest of days when I know I’m going to be out and about and still want to have a hearty, delicious supper ready without even thinking about it. But the other day when I woke up to thick, heavy, dense fog and saw the forecast for a day full of rainy, stormy weather, I decided it would be a wonderful day for some chicken tortilla soup. By the time breakfast dishes had been cleared away, I had the slow cooker working away on supper.  Then I was faced with the tempting smell of it all day long!

That’s showing me, alright.

When the Mr. walked in the door from work at 5:15, I had the table set and was filling bowls with this soup. I couldn’t wait any longer!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe from

Here’s my recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup. Be sure to add this to your meal planning for some busy day in the future.


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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe {Slow Cooker}
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Chicken Tortilla Soup. Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect for lunch or supper to warm you up. This recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup couldn't be easier as the slow cooker does all the work for you.
Serves: 6-8
  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sriacha sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • Garnish (optional)
  • 4 tortillas
  • vegetable oil
  • parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
  1. Place chicken on the bottom of slow cooker insert. Pour enchilada sauce and crushed tomatoes over the chicken. Add remaining ingredients, except garnish ingredients, and stir together with a spoon. Cover the slow cooker insert and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
  2. When slow cooker has finished cooking, shred chicken with two forks while still inside the slow cooker insert.
  3. Heat about ½ inch of vegetable oil in a large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add tortillas one at a time and cook until just crispy. Remove from skillet and drain on a wire rack with paper towels placed underneath the rack to catch any drippings. Cut tortillas into strips or serve crumbled on top of each bowl of soup along with sour cream, cheese, and parsley.


Hope you love it as much as we do!



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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    One of my very favorite soups, looks gorgeous!

  2. 2

    One of my favorite soups! Perhaps I’ll make this this weekend!

  3. 3

    I LOVE chicken tortilla soup too..thanks for the reminder to add this dish to my meal planning. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4

    I love that this is for the slow-cooker! I can’t wait to try it out!

  5. 5

    Love this slow cooker recipe. Will definitely be making this…picture is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    This looks amazing!! We are expecting a huge cold front tomorrow (30 degree drop in temp) and this would be perfect to be simmering away in the crock pot all day.

    I also love that you didn’t add beans…my husband HATES beans and it seems like all enchilada soups have them!!

  7. 7

    I love slow cooker recipes, and I’m always on the hunt for new ones. This sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  8. 8

    Love love love slow cooker recipes.

  9. 9

    This will definitely be added to our meal plan!

  10. 10

    Printed and ready to make! Yum!

  11. 11

    Looks so good Robyn!
    We love Chicken Tortilla Soup!
    Your pictures are amazing!

  12. 12

    Thank you for this recipe. Made this for dinner tonight with Bacon Cheddar Muffins, OMG was it GOOD!

  13. 14

    I love a good tortilla soup. This looks yummy! Definitely making this!

  14. 15
    Sweetsugarbelle says:

    I absolutely love any type of spicy soup…enchilada is my favorite. I get it at McALLISTERS Deli!

  15. 16

    Do you put the chicken in frozed or thawed?

  16. 20

    I made this for dinner tonight, and it got great reviews. I appreciate how easy it is. Thanks much!

  17. 22
    Constance says:

    The soup looks yummy! Can I add more chili powder or maybe salsa to make it spicy?

  18. 24

    I just purchased a slow cooker and chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites. This soup moved to the top of the list! By the way did you happen to notice for COOK TIME it reads “4 mins.” and TOTAL TIME “14 mins.”

    • 25

      I’m so glad you love it, Barbara! I can’t thank you enough for letting me know about the cook time. I’ve updated to correct now! Thanks again! xo

  19. 26

    I made this soup over the weekend and it is so good and so easy to make! To our leftovers I added a can of black beans just to give it some extra color and fiber. Of course without the toppings, it’s a weight watchers friendly recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, this is one I will make again!


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