Crock Pot Tortilla Soup

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This easy Crock Pot Tortilla Soup is the perfect ‘set it and forget it’ version of our favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

It makes for an easy weeknight dinner made right in the slow cooker. Most of the ingredients are ones you likely already have in the pantry and fridge!

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup in a slow cooker

The best slow cooker soup recipes are made with a big variety of flavors and colors just like this one.

A base of chicken broth is paired with tender chicken breasts, tomatoes, and a little bit of heat from jalapenos!

Once cooked, top this easy crockpot soup recipe with crispy tortilla strips (or even tortilla chips) for a delicious weeknight meal!

Crock-Pot chicken tortilla soup ingredients in a crock pot

How to Make Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

Just like Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup simply place the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away. Right before serving, shred the chicken and enjoy! So easy.

  1. Cook onion, garlic, and jalapeno (or green chiles) in olive oil until they are softened and add to the Crock Pot.
  2. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
  3. Before serving, shred the cooked chicken and add back to the soup.

Serve with tortilla strips or broken up tortilla chips for extra crunch!

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup with a ladle

This Crock Pot Tortilla soup recipe is definitely a whole meal in itself, but a few extra ‘mix-ins’ on the side let everyone create their own tasty version!

A traditional chicken tortilla soup is topped with tortilla strips for texture (tortilla chips are a great substitution). Shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese will melt perfectly over hot tortilla soup and a dollop of sour cream and some sliced pepperoncinis or sliced black olives and a garnish of chopped cilantro gives it a bright Mexican flavor!

Favorite Crock Pot Soups

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup in a slow cooker
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Crock Pot Tortilla Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup - This easy tortilla soup is the perfect ‘set it and forget it’ weeknight dinner for the crock pot, I bet most of the ingredients are already in the pantry and fridge! 


  • 6 6-inch corn tortillas cut ¼-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic large, minced
  • 1 jalapeño diced and seeded
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can rotel
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 14 ½ oz black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup cilantro

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  • Cook onion, garlic and jalapeño in olive oil. Add to the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except tortillas and oil) to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours. 
  • Shred chicken and add back to the pot. Serve with tortilla strips.

Crispy Tortillas

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat a small pan. Add tortilla strips in small batches and fry until crisp. Drain on paper towels and salt.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 340, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 783mg, Potassium: 1160mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 520IU, Vitamin C: 31.1mg, Calcium: 113mg, Iron: 4.7mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Chicken, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex Mex


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  1. Great easy recipe. If you like a little heat sprinkle in Cayenne pepper. Also a little fresh Avocado a nice touch.5 stars

  2. Very good. I added a tsp smoked paprika, tsp of chipotle with adobo and salt and pepper to taste (definitely needed salt).4 stars

  3. Will be having this for dinner. Thanks to for hosting you on her site, because I just found an amazing dish. I will be joining your site5 stars

  4. Very good recipe. I did alter the recipe by adding a 2nd can of black beans, 2 c of cheddar cheese and 1/3c of cream cheese. My husband couldn’t get enough!!!5 stars

  5. This was SO bland, I had to add a ton of additional spices to make it yummy. Like, what recipe doesn’t include salt and pepper? I’m really surprised this received 5 stars, I guess most people just don’t like flavor or something.1 star

    1. We find that between the broth, Rotel tomatoes, canned beans, and canned tomatoes (all of which contain sodium) there is enough salt for our liking but you can certainly add more if you’d like.

  6. Can I substitute the chilies with spices ( cayenne, chipotle, or chili pdr)? Literally the only ingredients I don’t have is any form of chilies and no Rotel ( but have diced tomatoes)

      1. How would you change this to cook on low? I need to throw it in the pot and leave for work.

      2. Hi Allison, you can cook this on low for 8 hours without making any changes to the recipe.