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!
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!
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.
- Cook onion, garlic, and jalapeno (or green chiles) in olive oil until they are softened and add to the Crock Pot.
- Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
- Before serving, shred the cooked chicken and add back to the soup.
Serve with tortilla strips or broken up tortilla chips for extra crunch!
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
- CrockPot Beef Stew – Reader favorite.
- Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup – Healthy family favorite.
- Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup – No soaking required!
- Easy Crock Pot Ham and Potato Soup – Creamy and comforting.
- Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup – Classic flavors!
Crock Pot Tortilla Soup
- 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 canned black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 chicken breasts
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 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.
- 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 provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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This was a tasty recipe and easy to put together; however, the ingredient list needs to be more specific with the chicken. If I hadn’t seen the picture I would be guessing, two split chicken breasts? Two whole breasts? Bone in? Boneless? Like so many recipes, the lack of either a better description of the item or weights is frustrating. I know enough about cooking to have figured it out–but there are beginning cooks who need better instruction.
Hi Mary! I am glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Thank you for the feedback. Unless otherwise stated generally when a recipe calls for chicken breasts it refers to boneless split chicken breasts.
This recipe was good even without the fried tortilla strips. I added 1 t salt and pepper while cooking. I also added shredded pepper jack cheese to the top when finished. Easy and tasty. Thank you.
The flavor was on point, but it was a wet mess. I added the 4 cups of broth and didn’t drain the tomatoes and only the black beans. Did I miss something in the recipe? I want to give it a second attempt, but it was so watery :(
Did you use crushed tomatoes? There would be no liquid to drain if you use crushed tomatoes. If you’re finding this soup too thin for your liking, you can certainly add a cornstarch slurry. Mix equal parts cornstarch and cold water (start with about a tablespoon of each) and stir in a little at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
My 1st tortilla soup ever, it’s delicious! I doubled the recipe. I read few reviews mentioned the lack of salt so I went ahead and added 2 teaspoon of salt and, for our taste, it is perfect (I bought many ingredients low sodium). Thank you! I will definitely make it again!
This was delicious! We added a dollop of sour cream and a some shredded cheddar cheese. We removed the jalapeno seeds so it wasn’t very spicy. Adding a splash of hot sauce works fine.
Is Rotel sold in Canada?
Hi Nancy! Yes Rotel can be found at most major grocery stores in Canada near the canned tomatoes. I hope this helps!
made this for my coworkers last night. it turned out delicious!!! everyone loved it!! wonderful flavor. will definitely make it Again and again!!!! thank you. I love All your recipes
Amazing!! So flavorful and so easy to throw together. The whole family loved it and asked that I add it to our “favorites list” for dinners! I left out the jalapeños because if the kids but still so yummy!
Best chicken tortilla soup recipe ever. Cannot think of one adjustment that would improve it. So easy to make in crockpot, family loves it.
East and delicious. I made the recipe as written except I used 3 cups of broth instead of 4. I made this for company who raved about it and asked for seconds. Definitely not bland at all!
Super bland tasting. Had to add a bunch of additional spices.