You can take slow cooker chicken tortilla soup as an example of a soup that seems more complicated than it really is for home cooks. The ingredients list is a bit longer than some soups. However, each ingredient simmers with the others and the end result is an amazing bowl of soup that the whole family will enjoy.
There should be a rule that you can only make soup in a crockpot. Crockpots make soups so much better. All of the ingredients combine and simmer in a single pot and they don’t get touched. That is the best thing to happen to any type of soup.
This delicious slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is not only an easy crockpot dinner recipe, but it is also an easy crockpot lunch and snack recipe. The entire idea of a crockpot is to set it and forget it. You have the ability to throw all of the ingredients into it, turn it on, and then come back hours later to a meal.
There aren’t many recipes that fit into that idea.
Could you imagine trying to make a NY strip steak by just throwing it into a pan and letting it sit there until you’re ready to come back and eat it? You’d return to either a burnt down kitchen or a piece of charcoal in your pan. Soups are an entirely different story. More specifically, slow cooker chicken tortilla soup.
This recipe requires you to saute a few veggies but other than that, set it and forget it. Saute what is needed, toss it in the slow cooker along with the other ingredients and then go about your day. The best part is, you could store the leftovers for later and they will last for quite a while.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients
You may get a little scared when you scroll down and see the recipe card. The ingredients list is a bit longer than most of our recipes. However, the ingredients are small and easy to find. Head to the nearest farmer’s market and find the freshest garlic, onions, bell peppers, cilantro, and jalapenos.
Then, use your favorite skinless, boneless chicken breasts, chicken stalk, and tri-color tortilla strips.
The canned ingredients make the recipe easier. Like fire-roasted tomatoes. Unless you’re a confident chef, stick with the canned options as they will be easier and quicker. But go the extra mile if you can by the fire roasting your own tomatoes and dicing your own tomatoes and green chilis.
Pour organic chicken stock into a slow cooker and also add
uncooked chicken breast.
Sauté onions, garlic & jalapeño in olive oil in a pan on the stovetop and then add to crockpot.
Add Rotel, diced & fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans & corn & bell pepper to crockpot.
Add spices which include ground cumin, chili powder & paprika.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Cook on low for 6 hrs.
Shred chicken and add back to the crockpot in addition to cilantro.
Serve with tortilla strips and sliced avocado.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 4 Cups Chicken Stock
- 1 1/2 Lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Jalapeno
- 1 14 Oz Organic Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes With Green Chilis
- 1 Can Rotel with Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilis
- 1 15Oz Can Organic Black Beans Drained & Rinsed
- 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Chopped
- 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 3/4 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro
- 2 Avocados
- 1 4Oz Bag of Tri-Color Tortilla Strips
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- Pour organic chicken stock into a slow cooker and also add uncooked chicken breast.
- Sauté onions, garlic & jalapeño in olive oil in a pan on the stove top and then add to crockpot.
- Add Rotel, diced & fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans & corn & bell pepper to crockpot.
- Add spices which include ground cumin, chili powder & paprika.
- Salt & pepper to taste.
- Cook on low for 6 hrs.
- Shred chicken and add back to the crockpot in addition to cilantro.
- Serve with tortilla strips and sliced avocado.
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