Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stovetop)

This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a simple, yet scrumptious soup recipe. With slow cooker, Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included!

 

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Chicken tortilla soup is one of my all-time favorite soups and one that I turn to time and again when I need a quick and easy, comforting meal for my family. 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.

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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. I shared that recipe with you way back in 2012.

But, I’ve also been making it more and more in my Instant Pot (talk about fast and easy!) and also wanted to share my stovetop instructions for those who prefer that method! So, I’ve updated the recipe to provide you with all three ways of making this family favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

To make it in the slow cooker, you simply add all of the ingredient to your slow cooker and set the timer for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Then, when ready to serve, shred your chicken using two forks, garnish and serve!

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

To make in the Instant Pot, you add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot and cook on the soup setting for 10 minutes. Then, use the natural release for 5 minutes, shred the chicken, garnish, and serve.

Stovetop Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

For the stovetop, you’ll want to cut your chicken into 3/4-inch pieces so that it will cook more quickly and set aside. Then, you cook your onions, garlic, and spices until the onions are tender and then add the chicken and remaining ingredients. Cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through, about 30 minutes, garnish, and serve.

 

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Here’s all three ways to make my Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Yield: 8

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stove Top)

Total Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a scrumptious soup with little effort. This easy chicken tortilla soup is simple, spicy and scrumptious.
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade enchilada sauce or 1 10-ounce can store-bought
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock or store-bought
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha optional
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen whole kernel corn (optional)

Garnish (optional)

  • tortillas
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • Monterrey jack cheese shredded

Directions

Slow Cooker Instructions: (4 hours)

  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 and serve with optional toppings.
  3. Add tortillas to a medium skillet set over medium heat and toast until lightly crisp. Cut tortillas into strips or serve crumbled on top of each bowl of soup along with other toppings, as desired.

Instant Pot Instructions: (15 minutes)

  1. Add chicken, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, onion, garlic, chicken stock, spices, and corn to the instant pot. Seal the lid and select the soup setting. Set the timer for 10 minutes. Then, when cooking has completed, use the natural release for 5 minutes. Test for doneness by pricking chicken with a sharp knife for the juices to run clear. Shred the chicken using two forks and stir the soup to combine well.
  2. Add tortillas to a medium skillet set over medium heat and toast until lightly crisp. Cut tortillas into strips or serve crumbled on top of each bowl of soup along with other toppings, as desired.

Stovetop Instructions: (30 minutes)

  1. Cut the chicken into 3/4-inch pieces and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, and spices to a 6-quart Dutch oven or heavy stockpot set over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the onion is tender and the spices are fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, enchilada sauce, crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and the corn. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  2. Add tortillas to a medium skillet set over medium heat and toast until lightly crisp. Cut tortillas into strips or serve crumbled on top of each bowl of soup along with other toppings, as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stove Top)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Potassium 349mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stovetop Instructions) - This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a scrumptious soup with little effort. With slow cooker, Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included! // addapinch.com

 

From Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published October 2012.

68 comments on “Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stovetop)”

  1. It would be very helpful if when you post something for the slow cooker, you could indicate which size you make it in. Slow cookers are designed to work best when at least 3/4 full, and I can’t always tell from the recipe which size I should be using. Please consider this and if you have a size on this recipe (which I would love to make as all of your recipes I’ve tried have been delicious) please add it. THX!

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