Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup


This crockpot tortilla soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant. It's healthy, too! Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you. All you do is dump everything into the slow cooker and walk away. Garnish with grated Cheddar, avocados, and a splash of fresh lime juice.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed

  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn

  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

  • 7 corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, green chiles, onion, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth; season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

  2. When the soup is almost finished, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle tortilla strips over soup before serving.

    Slow Cookier Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Photo by CookinBug.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 893mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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