Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup

My Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe has been a family favorite for years now! I used to make a version of this recipe when I worked full time, out of the home, and it was SO nice to come home to my house smelling like I had been cooking all day! NOW, as a stay at home mom to my boys, I love my slow cooker even more – especially simple recipes like this one! I throw everything in and set the temperature and then off we go for the day!!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - 21 Day Fix


This recipe is PERFECT for a cold day and also makes great leftovers to send with my husband for lunch at work. This was the first time I ever made my own chips though, I was surprised at how easy it was and how FRESH they taste! I loved it!

Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 8
Delicious, easy and clean comfort food that cooks while you enjoy your day! A household favorite!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 30 min
  1. 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  3. 1 1/2 cups Easy Enchilada Sauce, if you use canned, use one with no added sugar and no MSG!
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 (4oz) can chopped green chili peppers
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 32 oz carton low sodium chicken broth
  8. 1 cup water
  9. 1 tsp cumin
  10. 1 tsp chili powder
  11. 1 tsp sea salt
  12. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  13. 1 (12 oz) bag frozen corn (no sugar added)
  14. 1 T fresh Cilantro, chopped
  15. 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed
  16. 7-10 corn tortillas
  17. Olive Oil
  1. Place all ingredients, except corn tortillas and olive oil, into your slow cooker. Stir and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken shreds easily with a fork.
  2. In the last hour of cooking, shred chicken breasts and stir again, recover.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips and spread on baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes until crisp.
  6. Sprinkle tortilla chips over soup.
Container Counts
  1. 1 1/2 cup serving - 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow (if you add cheese or avocado, add 1 blue)
Serving Suggestions
  1. Serve with a dollop of Greek Yogurt, shredded cheese and/or avocado.
Fit Mom Angela


  1. Ashley

    This looks SO good! WOndering if you have any ideas to subsitute for the black beans? I am just not a fan of beans:-/

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Ashley! You can opt to leave them out completely, it will definitely not make or break the soup! If you want to keep the soup hearty, you could add diced zucchini (green container), more corn (yellow container) or MAYBE even sweet potatoes (yellow container) – I have not tried it with sweet potatoes, but I LOVE my other soup with sweet potatoes in it — you really can’t go wrong! Just sub in something you enjoy! 🙂 Angela

  2. Ashley k

    This looks great!! About how many pounds of chicken did you use? The size description always trips me up when cooking. Thank you

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Oh THANK YOU for pointing that out! This was one of my older recipes, I have updated it – I use about 2 pounds of chicken. 🙂 About 4 oz per serving. Enjoy! Angela

  3. Rebecca

    When do you put the corn in?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Rebecca – You place all ingredients (except corn tortillas) into your slow cooker at the same time. 🙂 Enjoy! Angela

  4. Jaime

    Any clue how many calories is in a serving?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi! I actually don’t currently have the calorie calculations on my recipes because I count containers on the 21 Day Fix and Hammer and Chisel programs. Hopefully, I will be able to get them soon, but for now, I can provide you with the container counts I use!

  5. amber

    Is the yellow container for the tortillas? What is the serving size? Thanks!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      HI Amber! The yellow container is for the beans and corn – use the tortilla sparingly – I would count as 1 for all. 🙂 Enjoy! The serving size is about 1 1/2 cups of soup.

  6. Nikki

    Is the corn tortillas the soft shells I’m assuming??

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Yes, the soft tortilla shells. 🙂

  7. Brittany

    Hi Angela,

    I am making this tomorrow, do you think it is possible to make it in less time? Can I use the high setting?

    Thank you!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      absolutely! Yes – the higher setting will get it done more quickly.

  8. CASEY


    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Casey – I have that it serves 8. 🙂 Enjoy!

  9. Adriane

    Awesome recipe. Have made this numerous times! Everyone at work asked for the recipe today when I heated it up for lunch! Thanks Angela!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      That’s awesome!! 🙂 You’re welcome!

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