Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This slow-cooker soup recipe is one that my daughter Angela makes for her family. I'm visiting at her house this week, so she left the recipe for me to put together while she was at work. She's a much better planner than I am, so yesterday while she was grilling hamburgers, she also grilled enough chicken for this recipe and another one she has planned for this week. This recipe was adapted from Allrecipes.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Tortilla strips
Optional toppings - sour cream, shredded cheese, avocados

Place the chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic in a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth; add cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, cook on LOW setting for 6 - 8 hours or on HIGH setting for 3 - 4 hours. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup. Serve with optional toppings as desired.

Start with a pound of shredded, cooked chicken. Add tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chile peppers, garlic, water, and chicken broth.

A great blend of spices are the next addition. Cover the slow cooker and let it simmer to perfection.

When ready to serve, add the tortilla strips to the bowls of soup, then top as desired with sour cream, shredded cheese, or avocados. This soup was super easy to make and so delicious!


  1. Hi Anita, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Marinades & Rubs was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

  2. This looks so good, Anita, and I'm sure everyone loved it. You daughter does sound like an excellent planner.

  3. Hi Anita,
    I just printed this recipe, it looks so good, I just have to try it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Love the wreath! I need something for Spring on my door. I'm terrible on making bows or dealing with ribbons though.
    I love that soup but have never made it in the crockpot! Awesome! I love crock pot recipes.
    Thanks so much for telling me who Thinking Out Loud was. She sent me her email so now I can get her address and send it off to her. Enjoy your visit!

  5. This sounds wonderful, Anita! I love soup ... and I love slow cooker recipes :) Pinning to try! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

  6. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)