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Crock-Pot chicken tortilla soup with fresh cilantro, sliced avocados, and sour cream on top.
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Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a super easy and healthy recipe for busy weeknights. Simply combine chicken, taco seasoning, broth, salsa, and canned corn and beans in your slow cooker before you leave for the day and come home to a Mexican dish your whole family will enjoy.

Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 202 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • 16 oz. jar salsa mild or medium*
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning*
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice or lemon juice



  1. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Pour salsa and chicken broth into the Crock-pot or slow cooker and make sure to pick up chicken breasts so some liquid gets underneath them.

  3. Add beans, corn, seasoning, and lime juice to the slow cooker. Give liquid a good stir, cover, and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high.

  4. Towards the last 30 minutes of cooking, shred the chicken. Let continue cooking for the last 30 minutes.
  5. Serve chicken tortilla soup with tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro and green onions. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #5

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Since the flavors will continue to get better over time, this is a great soup to make in advance. Just wait to add the tortilla chips and toppings until serving.
  • To Store: Leftover soup will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: This recipe freezes extremely well. Seal in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm in a pot on the stovetop over medium-low heat, or microwave, until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 971mg42%
Potassium 712mg20%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.