Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup
I have made a Tortilla Soup for years but never a Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup. Thought this would be even easier and then ready when we wanted dinner. I love the flavors in this soup, we have always been big Mexican cuisine fans. I don’t like this soup spicy hot but nice and mild with the addition of canned green chiles.
You can cool it off with a big dollop of sour cream if you prefer. I have that sometimes but this time I opted to leave it out. Cilantro fan? Sprinkle some on, otherwise omit it. The finishing touches can be your own.
Another favorite of this soup is the crispy tortilla strips. I don’t put them in the soup to get soggy but love them crisped up with a light spray of cooking oil and then salt and quickly baked in the oven. Once you discover this you will want to make those all the time.
Hearty and fulfilling without being calorie ladden is what is so awesome about this soup. It has gorgeous flavor from cumin, garlic and chili, plus a healthy dose of bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. The chicken gives it all the protein that is needed.
You can get those tortilla strips right into the soup but for me I love dipping and dipping. The crispness of the tortilla strips has it going on for me!! Try this soup out, you and your family will love it! We sure have every time we have made it, one of our favorite soups hands down.
Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup
A delicious and easy Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup that is a hearty and sastifying meal served up with simple tortilla strips for dunking!!
- 2 Tbsp. canola oil
- 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 1 (4.5 oz.) small can green chiles
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne
- 1 pint (16 oz.) tomatoes
- 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 900 ml. (3 1/2 cups approx.) low sodium chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
- Tortillas, flour or corn (I prefer flour)
- Cooking spray
- Sour cream and cilantro for garnish, optional
- In a slow cooker with a sear option or alternatively in a saute pan over medium high heat add the oil and saute the chicken until browned. Stir in the green chiles, onion, red pepper and garlic and saute for 5 min.
- Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker if needed. Add in the cumin, chili powder, cayenne, chicken broth, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- Meanwhile preheat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet lightly with the cooking oil spray. Arrange tortilla strips onto the baking sheet and lightly spray them with the cooking spray. Bake 10 min. or until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Set aside.
- Serve the soup with the crisp tortilla strips and sour cream and cilantro if desired.
Comments & Reviews
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
YES! That looks so good! Now that we’re about to get into the cooler weather, I”ll be making lots of dishes like this. Thanks for the recipe!
This is something I wish I had right now! I am starving LOL! This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!
I’m pretty excited to be using my slow cooker soon. Definitely keeping this recipe on hand for sure!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try. I have made Tortilla Soup but not in a slow cooker. I will have to give this recipe a try on the weekend.
Chelley Martinka says
What a perfect Fall dinner! I am adding this to our menu planning now!
Liz Mays says
I could definitely go for a bowl of this soup. Yum! I could use a warm meal with all of rain we’ve been having.
janis @mommyblogexpert says
This soup would disappear in no time as everyone in my family love Tortilla Soup. We’ll have to try your recipe this fall when it cools off, your dish looks like such a hearty meal.
I love tortilla soup. I like the idea of dunking the tortilla strips.
Jennifer H says
This sounds so tasty!! Great for the upcoming season.
As cold as it was the last few days, this would be the perfect soup to make a big pot of right now. Even better than it can be made in the slow cooker!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks really comforting! Saving this for colder nights!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
That looks so good! It’s really nice to have as much soup recipes especially since we’re about to welcome the colder months of the year. This is a must try for me, I’m sure my boys will love it.
It’s almost soup season! I can’t wait to add this yummy soup to our rotation this fall.
Soups can be tricky because you assume they’re healthy. Kind of like salads. But they can be loaded with calories. This one, however, sounds fantastic! So thrilled to have another healthier option.
Tara Noland says
I agree with the hidden calories in soup and salads. This one is not a culprit. You can even reduce the oil if you like and this last time I didn’t even have the sour cream. Crisping up the tortilla into sticks makes you feel like you have a lot too with only a few.
liz Cleland says
This looks tasty. I will be adding it to our weekly meal plan!