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

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is the BEST easy weeknight dinner recipe. Finish it off with crunchy tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, and sour cream for a dish the whole family will love.

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 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

  • Use mild salsa if you do not like spice and medium salsa if you like your soup a bit more spicy.
  • If you don't want to make an entire taco seasoning batch you can substitute the mix for the following:
    • 1 Tbsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. paprika, ¼ tsp. garlic powder, ⅛ to ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, ½ tsp. black pepper
    • Use 1 - 1 ½ teaspoons of salt total.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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.