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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Lil' Luna
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
5 from 132 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 95 kcal


  • 6 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1-2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can corn drained
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can black beans drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • ½ cup chopped onion optional
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

Toppings (Optional)

  • corn tortilla strips (store-bought or homemade), sour cream, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chopped avocado, cilantro


  • In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the toppings.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 3–4 hours.
  • Add cheese, tortilla strips and other favorite toppings right before serving.



Stove Top Directions: In a large pot, combine all ingredients except the toppings over medium-low heat. Simmer for 20–30 minutes, or until soup is heated through. Ladle into bowls and add cheese, tortilla strips and other favorite toppings.
Variation: This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is more on the brothy side. For a different texture, during the last 30 minutes of cooking in the slow cooker, just add ⅔ cup heavy cream and ⅓ cup sour cream to make the soup nice and creamy!
CORN TORTILLA STRIPS: To make homemade corn tortilla strips, slice corn tortillas with a pizza cutter into thin strips. Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat and flash fry strips in the oil until golden and crispy, 30–60 seconds. Or, toss strips in a bowl with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees F for 8–10 minutes, turning halfway through.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 927mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken Tortilla Soup
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