Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup will be your easy “go-to” recipe for every season of the year. But, it’s the perfect comfort food for cold winter nights, and healthy to boot.

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Crockpot Tortilla Soup

I’m so excited to have found a healthy soup recipe that the whole family loves. I can’t wait to put this on the menu again, next week.

This is the yummiest, easiest soup I’ve made in a long while. My only regret is that there were no leftovers for today’s lunch.

If you are looking for easy soups to make for your family, then you might like my recipe for

Slow Cooker Beef Fajita Soup Recipe, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, or this delicious 4 Ingredient Tortilla Soup

What I love about this recipe

  • Easy to make with very few ingredients
  • Healthy and delicious – you don’t find that combination too often
  • It’s versatile – Add your preferred toppings or none at all
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What is Chicken Tortilla Soup?

Chicken tortilla soup is a broth soup, with chicken, tomatoes, and spices. Tortilla strips are used as a serving suggestion along with other types of taco-style toppings

How Long Will Chicken Tortilla Soup Last in the Fridge?

This soup when covered and kept in the refrigerator should last 5 days

Can I Make this Crockpot Tortilla Soup in Advance?

Yes! You can make tortilla soup a few days in advance.
Reheating: Reheat on warm in your crock pot until heated through, or on the stovetop over medium/high heat

Can I really cook raw chicken in the crockpot?

Yes! As long as you cook the meat long enough so that it is thoroughly cooked through, it is perfectly safe to cook raw chicken in the crockpot

What is a good topping for Chicken Tortilla Soup?

Some great choices for toppings include sour cream, avocado, tortilla strips, cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, and black beans

Tips and Tricks

  • I have to tell you that I preferred it without the lime squeezed in. My husband on the other hand loved the lime flavor. You’ll have to taste it both ways and decide for yourself.
  • If you are short on time and don’t want to dirty another dish, then just dump everything into the crock pot and stir

If you are ready to make this delicious soup, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need


  • chicken breast
  • diced tomatoes – undrained
  • onion powder
  • minced garlic
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

How do you make Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup?


  • Place chicken breast in a slow cooker
  • Mix the tomatoes and spices
  • Pour them onto the chicken breast
  • Place the lid on and cook on high for 7 hours
  • Shred the chicken with 2 forks
  • Add more broth if needed
  • Ladle soup into bowls and add desired toppings

Finally, the recipe for: Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Easy to make crockpot chicken tortilla soup
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • slow cooker


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 15 oz. diced tomatoes – undrained
  • 2&1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. each salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

suggested toppings

  • 1 bag of tortilla strips salad toppings – lightly salted
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • avocado – peeled and cubed
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges to squeeze lime juice into soup
  • mild green chilies – drained


  • place chicken breast in the crockpot
  • In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, broth, onion powder, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper
  • Pour the tomato mixture over the chicken breasts
  • place the lid on the crockpot and turn on high
  • cook for 7 hours or until chicken is tender enough to pull apart with your fork
  • shred chicken and stir the soup
  • add more broth if needed
  • ladle soup into bowls, top with your favorite toppings like – tortilla strips, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, cheese and a squeeze of lime
  • Enjoy and go back for seconds! yum!


  • if some of the broth has evaporated in the cooking process, feel free to add another 1/2 cup or more and mix in before serving
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Serving: 4g | Calories: 127cal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1250mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

~ Melissa – Kid-Friendly Things To Do

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  1. Jennifer

    Cook on high for 7 hours? That seems a bit much? I would do 7 on low or 3-4 on high 🙂