Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Easy prep for a delicious meal!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 3 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 2 - Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 2 - cup(s) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 8 - corn tortillas**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and dice the red bell pepper.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the chicken, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, canned corn, red bell pepper, and chicken stock. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  3. Before serving, use 2 forks to pull the chicken apart in the soup. Then ladle soup into bowls and add the tortilla strips into each bowl and let them soak up some of the liquid. Top with shredded cheese, if preferred.
  4. Optional: If you wish to thicken the soup, add 1/2 to 1 tsp cornstarch or 2 Tbsp masa harina.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with tortilla strip topping.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of corn.
  2. Seed and dice 2 red bell peppers.
  3. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Half of the diced red bell pepper
  • Half of the canned corn
  • Half of the tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

This soup can also be cooked in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat with lid on for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese garnish.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and then cook on low for 8 hours. (Add chicken stock or bouillon/water if necessary.) Serve with corn tortilla strips as garnish.