Marie's Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Marie's Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. Jackson Vereen/Getty Images
  • 7 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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Thanks to Marie for sharing her delicious tortilla soup recipe. It's a very easy slow cooker soup. It takes just minutes to put together in the slow cooker, then it cooks hands-free for about 7 hours. 

Top this soup with crispy tortilla chips, extra shredded cheese, and some fresh chopped cilantro or green onions.

What You'll Need

  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves
  •  1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove 
  • garlic, crushed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •  1 mild green chile, seeded and chopped
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  4 corn tortillas, halved and cut into 1/4 inch strips
  •  shredded Monterey Jack cheese, a tablespoon or two for each serving
  •  2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh 
  • cilantro
  •  or Italian 
  • parsley

How to Make It

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size cubes.

Combine chicken breasts, onion, garlic, tomatoes, broth, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and green chile in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

Heat the vegetable oil in large skillet ​over medium heat. Add the tortilla strips and cook, stirring, until crisp; drain on paper towels.

If desired, put a tablespoon or 2 of shredded Monterey Jack cheese in each serving bowl.

Ladle the tortilla soup into bowls and top with tortilla strips; sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley.


  • For heat, add a finely chopped jalapeno chile pepper or some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Use shredded pepper jack cheese for servings instead of the Monterey Jack cheese.

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