Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup {Crock-Pot Recipe}

This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe made in a Crock Pot was originally posted on She is Dallas by a contributor. It has been so popular at my house, that I thought we should share it officially on Kids Activities Blog!

So here it goes…

This is so easy to make and also very delicious. I generally serve the soup and then the next night we make chicken tacos out of it. I originally obtained this recipe years ago and have adapted it and changed it to fit our liking!

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breast (thawed is best, but you can put in frozen)
  • One 14oz box of chicken broth. I use low sodium because I add sea salt.
  • 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes (if you like spice or flavor, get the ones with garlic, onion, peppers, etc.)
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Salsa of your choice (depending on your spice preference; I love Herdez Salsa Casera)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 2 Garlic Cloves halved or chopped
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Instructions:

  1. Turn crock-pot on high and complete first to steps while gathering ingredients.
  2. Pour olive oil in bottom of crock-pot
  3. Add chopped or halved garlic
  4. Once ingredients are gathered and you have completed prepping add chicken broth
  5. Place chicken breasts inside
  6. Then add cans of tomatoes and Rotel (DO NOT DRAIN ANY)
  7. Pour in salsa and cumin
  8. Add Sea Salt and Ground Pepper to taste or you can wait until end.
  9. Top with chopped cilantro (I put enough in there to cover surface of liquid)
Cooking options
  1. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, if unattended an additional broth just in case.herdez salsa casera
  2. If present, I cook on high for two hours then turn to low for remaining cook time.

I prefer the chicken to be falling apart, basically shredding itself.

Pull chicken apart or dice then add back into soup.

Serve with sour cream, tortilla strips, Monterrey Jack cheese, avocado, black olives and green onions if desired.

This is a very easy and delicious chicken tortilla soup recipe.

* You can also add big chunks of bell pepper and onion towards the end just because I like it. I have added corn, black beans, zucchini and other vegetables as well.

* For vegetarian options, use vegetable broth and omit chicken and chicken broth and amp up the veggies.

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How did you and your family enjoy this easy chicken tortilla soup crock pot? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup {Crock-Pot Recipe}

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup {Crock-Pot Recipe}

This easy chicken tortilla soup is a crock pot recipe that the whole family will love. Even the pickiest eaters will devour this soup!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 6 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes 6 seconds

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breast (thawed is best, but you can put in frozen)
  • One 14oz box of chicken broth. I use low sodium because I add sea salt. 
  • 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes (if you like spice or flavor, get the ones with garlic, onion, peppers, etc.)
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Salsa of your choice (depending on your spice preference; I love Herdez Salsa Casera)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 2 Garlic Cloves halved or chopped
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Turn crock-pot on high and complete first to steps while gathering ingredients.
  2. Pour olive oil in bottom of crock-pot
  3. Add chopped or halved garlic
  4. Once ingredients are gathered and you have completed prepping add chicken broth
  5. Place chicken breasts inside
  6. Then add cans of tomatoes and Rotel (DO NOT DRAIN ANY)
  7. Pour in salsa and cumin
  8. Add Sea Salt and Ground Pepper to taste or you can wait until end.
  9. Top with chopped cilantro (I put enough in there to cover surface of liquid)

Notes

  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, if unattended an additional broth just in case.
  • If present, I cook on high for two hours then turn to low for remaining cook time.
  • 5 Comments

    1. Amber, this sounds so good. Everyone at my house has been sick- strep, asthma, coughing, etc.
      We need a soup like this. Yummy!

    2. Alicia Champlin says:

      How manyvservings does this recipe yield and do you know the nutritional info?

    3. This may be a dumb question (I don’t cook much), but do you put the chicken breasts in raw?

    4. I made this soup and it was delicious. A few things:
      1. I’m cooking for just my husband and I so we have a small crock-pot. Therefore, I only used ONE can of diced tomatoes, and omitted the cup of salsa (just because I had no room left in my crock pot).
      2. Because I’m only cooking for two, I used two chicken breasts instead of 4. And in response to Abbey, yes, you can use raw chicken. I cooked the soup for about 6 hours though, and on high.
      3. I think next time (because I will for sure make this again), I won’t add the oil as this recipe (even in the smaller batch) gave me a good, healthy 4 servings, and I didn’t care for the oil residue on the surface of the soup the next day. However, I took the advice and added in veggies. I used a one small red potato, one carrot, and one pepper. When the chicken was done and shredded, I added it back into the pot with the veggies, turned the temp down to low and cooked just till the potato was done.
      4. One last thing: I would grate in the garlic or even used roasted garlic cloves (or sauteed). It just seemed like the garlic was slightly strong. Not in a bad way, but if you like your garlic mellow… maybe try using it a different way.

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