This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup couldn’t be easier to make! Loaded with chicken, black beans and all the toppings you could possibly want. It’s the perfect dinner for a cold night!
Time for some more soup! I took a little break because I was making it quite a bit in the beginning of fall, but the soup craving hit again early last week and the result was this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.
My timing for making this soup was right on since I was still trying to get over a stupid cold that I’d had since before Thanksgiving and my husband then came down with it last Tuesday. I haven’t had a cold in over two years and of course it chooses to sneak up on me right before my favorite holiday. Don’t worry I was still able to stuff myself on Thanksgiving, but the effort it took to breathe while eating was less than desirable.
This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup couldn’t be easier to make, which is welcomed during this busy time of the year. It’s also healthy, depending on how many tortilla chips and cheese you pile on top. I won’t judge because there were plenty of both on top of mine. As you probably already know, I’m all about the toppings when it comes to my soup.
This soup is fairly spicy, so if you’re sensitive to heat look for a mild enchilada sauce and cut back on the amount of chili powder in the recipes. Yes, I did say enchilada sauce. It’s a sneaky way to get a ton of flavor. Most rely on just the spices, which you’ll find in mine as well (cumin, chili powder and coriander), but I really wanted to drive home that Southwest flavor and a good quality one will do just that.
You can of course make your own enchilada sauce, but I’ve found two really great store bought brands that I constantly use in my recipes. I love the Hatch brand as well as the Frontera brand and always have one of them in my pantry. Both brands also happen to be gluten-free if that’s of importance to you.
The soup cooks on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours depending on your slow cooker. If you do cook it on low I advise removing the chicken breasts at 6 hours to prevent them from getting dry. Top the chicken tortilla soup with tortilla chips (obviously), queso fresco, cilantro, avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime for a soup that will leave you warm and satisfied. Perfect for all the cold days ahead!
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 1942mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 12g Protein: 38g