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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

July 23, 2012

I adore this hearty, southwestern, slow cooked soup. Quick, easy on the budget, and so simple to make. Toss it all into the crockpot at nap time and it’ll be ready that evening. One of our family favorites, and we freeze half for another night.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can corn kernels, drained
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Corn tortilla chips (optional)
  • Colby or Monterey Jack Cheese (optional)

Place chicken breasts on bottom of crockpot. Add chicken broth, garlic, chili powder, cumin, lemon juice, corn, beans, onion, and salsa.

Cook on medium for 4-6 hours. When done, shred chicken breasts and return to slowcooker to heat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with cheese and chips if desired.


  • Jess

    September 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I tried this and it was a huge hit, my hubby and his friends ate it all didn’t even save me any left overs for lunch the next day! I would love it if you had time to post some more of your recipes!!! I have tried three and they have been soooo good and easy!!! thank you

  • Jessi W.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I have made this multiple times and it is delicious. Thanks for sharing! My family loves it and the leftovers are great lunches!

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  • Julie @ Table for Two

    July 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    oh man, this looks soo good!! I love easy peasy soups like this to pop in my crockpot!

  • Nicole

    July 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Wow, this look absolutely delicious!

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  • Stephanie R

    July 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    This looks SO delicious. Im going to have to add this to my next meal plan!

  • Christine

    July 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

    So simple and it sounds delicious! I’m definitely favoriting this.

  • Mae

    July 25, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Sorry. That’s just my drool on your blog.

  • Joanne Bischof

    July 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

    THis looks so good!! And I love anything that can be cone in the crock pot. So easy and so yummy looking. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud

    July 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This really looks so yummy and easy to make! Pinning… 🙂

  • Caitlin MidAtlantic

    July 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Yum!! I have this in my crockpot right now, and am so excited to taste it!! Well timed, Diana. I was making my grocery list when this popped up in my reader!

  • Jennifer

    July 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I was telling the hubs the ingredients for this recipe, and he started looking in our cabinet to see what we would need to make it 🙂 It looks delish!!

  • Leah

    July 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

    This looks great, Diana! I was just thinking about doing a chicken tortilla soup with some leftover stuff I had hanging around–your post came around in the nick of time!

  • Rebecca

    July 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I think it’s an awesome picture! Food photography is intimidating (heck I’m still using a point and shoot for my foo pics) but I think you nailed this one.

    Where is your Soul Food menu??

  • Tiffany K. (Mason’s Mommy)

    July 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Oh wow this sounds truly yummy (though I am no fan of black beans and would probably leave those out! Will try next grocery shopping list!

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