Friday, January 19, 2007

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I just tried this a few months ago and it is awesome. It's become my new favorite soup! IMO, you can't beat when you're looking for a certain recipe. I love Q'doba's tortilla soup and have been looking for something similar to make at home. I think I found it. The only thing I did differently is add 1/2 small can of tomato paste. Keeping diced cooked chicken breast in the freezer makes this a snap to throw together. You might like to kick the heat up a notch; my husband prefers it mild. We topped ours with shredded cheese and tortilla chips instead of tortilla strips.


  • 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken (make sure you shred the chicken breast!)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 7 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat 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 preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.
P.S. This is a great "take and make" recipe if you need to take something to work.


gail said...

Sounds so good Dianne and I love soups! Don is totally addicted to tortilla chips so we would probably use those too and it would have to be mild for him. I'm saving this one to try soon; thanks for sharing it!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Perfect! I just redid my schedule and Wed night is Crockpot night - I figured if I could come up with just 4 good recipes, rotate them, that would be great. So 3 more? I'm printing this one out for next Wednesday. Thanks :-D

Cyndi said...

This is great! I'm always looking for more crock pot recipes, so I'm printing this out. Thanks so much for posting it.

Barb said... has been in my favorites for literally years. It's an amazing resource.

This sounds wonderful. Bev makes tortilla soup all the time and amazingly, I've never made it.

So thank you for reminding me I need to make this!

Susanne said...

This sounds wonderful. My family loooves soup! Have you linked this in Sandra's (Diary of a Stay @ Home Mom) Slow Cooker Thursday link?

Katrina said...

This sounds really good, Dianne, and I'm always up for crockpot recipes. Thanks!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great recipe to try. Thanks for passing it on.

Jennifer said...

Sounds really great. I'm going to try it. Very soon.

Macromoments said...

Dianne, you read my mind. I'm on a soup kick, and I'm thinking this is something that would do well in the crockpot. Thanks! It has all the ingredients we love, too. (And like your husband, we go for mild--less heartburn.) THANKS!