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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Nothing warms me more than a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter evening. And if that soup was prepared with no greater effort than putting a bunch of stuff in a slow cooker and forgetting about it for 6-8 hours, then this chicken soup has gotten my undivided attention. As is with most slow cooker recipes, (have you seen my slow cooker butter chicken recipe? Find it here, or the Butternut squash soup) this chicken tortilla soup just calls for all the ingredients prepped and dumped in to the magical slow cooker. Turn it on, set the timer, go do your thing for a few hours and come home to dinner waiting for you. The best thing about this recipe is that there is no sauteeing or browning of any ingredients which sometimes is a major plus.

5 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Vaishali


  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 White Onion medium, chopped (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 tomatoes diced or 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper In Adobo
  • 1 can Black Beans Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper – to taste

For Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla chips – broken
  • Lime wedges
  • Red onion – diced
  • Pickled Jalapenos


  1. Season the chicken breasts with chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper and add to the slow cooker. Add the onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, chicken broth, chipotle, and black beans. Add oregano and salt and pepper. Stir, cover with the lid, and cook on high for 4 hours (or on low for 8 hours). After the cooking time is up, shred the chicken in the slow cooker itself or carefully take the chicken breasts out on a chopping board, shred with two forks and return to the slow cooker. Stir in lime juice and check and adjust seasonings.

Slow cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup no toppings

Love – Vaishali!

Tools used:

Slow Cooker ( I use this one)

Knife and chopping board

Can opener

Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons


  1. Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    July 26, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I love crockpot recipes. They’re so nice for after work.

  2. Danielle

    May 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    This looks soo good. I love this soup, but I’ve never made it as a slow-cooker recipe

  3. Joanna

    May 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    5 stars
    This soup looks so delicious! I am always looking for recipes for my slow cooker and this one seems to be a winner!

  4. Luna S

    May 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    This soup looks so delicious! I will need to make this.

  5. Drea Anderson

    May 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    5 stars
    Another excellent recipe. I will be trying this one, but with no chicken.

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    May 20, 2019 at 9:40 pm

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  7. D'ondra M Howard

    May 21, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I like chicken tortilla soup. This looks like something I am going to try.

  8. Anagha

    May 21, 2019 at 6:23 am

    That’s nice. I had been planning of having chicken soup as a healthy diet. I will have to prepare this recipe.

  9. Hackytips

    May 21, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Vegetarian here! 😀 I like Instant pot though!

  10. Devyani Ray

    May 21, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I love how easy your recipes are to make and they taste awesome.

  11. Haroon Ejaz

    May 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Your recipes look amazing like always… Yummy food from expert!
    Happy Cooking!!!

  12. Suanlian Tangpua

    May 22, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Thank you for sharing all the ingredients. Slow Cooker chicken test much better than a nor mal cook.

  13. Ann

    May 22, 2019 at 4:34 am

    This is a yum and worth trying. The pictures are enticing!

  14. Ivan Jose

    May 22, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I’m not a chicken fan but with the spices used to flavor this soup, I’m sure it smells heavenly.

  15. Hooda

    May 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I really need to get me a slow cooker! I keep seeing these delicious recipes and I am unable to make them. Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

  16. Monidipa Dutta

    May 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I love tortilla and the soup looks delicious. Worth a try!

  17. Holli

    May 22, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Yummy!!

  18. Hoang Vi Fessenden

    May 22, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    I love chicken tortilla soup it looks so good!

  19. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    May 23, 2019 at 6:30 am

    5 stars
    Another wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  20. Lorita | Ting and Things

    May 23, 2019 at 11:44 am

    That looks very appetizing. Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. maysz

    May 25, 2019 at 12:15 am

    5 stars
    Lovely this Chicken Tortilla Soup and it looks easy to cook can’t wait to try this so exciting!

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