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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Anyone tired of turkey yet? If you are, then perfect – this soup is just for you! Or, if you’re wanting to use up your turkey, you can certainly throw your leftovers in this pot of soup. It’d be delicious either way!

I love having soup when it’s cold outside. The warmth of the soup just makes me feel all cozy and reminds me of sitting in front of the fireplace watching tv. We have a gas fireplace in our house but it’s in the basement den area so it isn’t utilized nearly enough because there’s nothing down there! I wish it were in our actual living room because that’s where we are 90% of the time. The den doesn’t have anything in it right now except a bunch of boxes and random furniture. We’ll eventually convert it to {hopefully} my photography studio & prop storage area, but that won’t be for a while, I’m sure :)

I actually made this soup the day after Hurricane Sandy (yes, I realize Sandy was a month ago – but I do schedule all my posts almost a month out!) and we had a couple friends over to come enjoy this comforting soup with us. At first, I was nervous about this soup because I didn’t realize that it was more of a liquid-base soup. I was thinking the thicker chicken tortilla soups that are more cream-based that you get at Panera or something. This is much healthier and SO flavorful. We only had about a small tupperware left of it after our friends left. I believe we each had two bowls of it!

You definitely need to top this with tortilla strips (if you can’t find them, they’re typically in the crouton aisle) because the saltiness and corn flavor of the strips really bring out the Mexican-chicken flavor even more. I must say, the tortilla strips were really hard to not eat while waiting for the soup to finish :)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup to warm you right up!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8
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Ingredients 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1: 15- oz can of sweet whole corn kernels, drained
  • 1: 15- oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, de-seeded, de-veined, and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla strips

Instructions

  • In the insert of your crockpot, add all ingredients except cheese & tortilla strips. Stir around in crockpot to make sure seasonings are well mixed.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Prior to serving, remove chicken breasts with tongs and put into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, on low speed, shred the chicken.
  • Place back in the slow cooker, stir around to distribute evenly.
  • Serve hot topped with cheese and tortilla strips.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 211 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 7 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 5 g

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup recipe
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