Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a slow cooker classic! This crowd-pleasing dish is packed with flavor and requires minimal effort!

We owe an apology to our crockpot. There will be months that go by where we will not so much as glance at it. Then we’ll happen to pull it out and put it good use and are instantly reminded of how absolutely wonderful and convenient it is! Why do we DO that!? Are we alone in this crockpot neglect? We promise, we’ll do better loyal appliance!

One family favorite we could never forget is this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup. Rich in flavor and low in effort, this crowd-pleasing dish is a delicious dinnertime staple! It makes for an easy weeknight meal or make-ahead-and-freeze for future meals!

Recipe Notes

Fresh vs Frozen. Fresh AND frozen veggies both work wonderfully for this recipe. As we like to say, use what you’ve got! Because of the slow cooking, they all come out the same in the end. In fact, we typically dice and freeze veggies like peppers ahead of time for meals just like this. That way when it comes time to cook, you just dump and cook!

Plant Power. This soup is rich in plant based protein, fiber, and a protective phytonutrients thanks to a mix of colorful vegetables. If vegetarian, you can swap chicken out for quinoa or cubed tofu. You can even create a kid-friendly chili “mac” by stirring in cooked pasta at the very end.

Switch to Stovetop. If you don’t have a slow cooker or are looking for a faster cook, you can cook this soup stovetop! To speed up the process and ensure the chicken gets fully cooked, we have pan cook it separately and add it to the soup during the last few minutes.

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

A mix it and fuggedaboutit meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 306kcal


  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and diced
  • 2 bell peppers, any color diced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½-¾ tsp chipotle powder
  • 4 cups low sodium broth
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 – 15 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can of corn rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ jalapeno sliced (optional)


  • Dice onion and peppers and mince garlic. Remove corn and beans from cans and lightly rinse in a colander.
  • Add all ingredients to a crockpot. Turn onto HIGH heat for 3-4 hours, or until chicken is fully cooked. Using two forks, shred chicken and stir to incorporate into soup.
  • Serve with crushed tortilla chips. Additional topping ideas include sour cream or Greek yogurt, avocado, cheese, fresh cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime.


Calories: 306kcal

Looking for more soup inspiration? Try out our Magnificent Minestrone or Chicken & Wild Rice Soup!

4 thoughts on “Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup”

  • We (read: my boyfriend) made this for dinner tonight and it is SO GOOD! The house smelled amazing when I got home from work and the soup was nearly done – once it was finished, it was so good I ate two bowls of it 🙂 Definitely something we’ll make again when that craving for something warm, hearty, filling, and slightly exotic takes over., especially because the ingredients are ones we keep on hand all the time. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  • I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!!! I will admit that I’m not a very good cook. My hubby doesn’t compliment my cooking very often LOL. But this was an amazing success!! The recipe was super easy to follow and delicious. Thank you so much for posting! ❤️

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