Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is an amazing recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. Not only is it an easy meal to prepare (10 or so minutes), it is so tasty, versatile, and healthy. Because families have varying spice tolerance, I've included instructions for the Mild, Medium, and Hot versions.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
  • 3 pounds frozen chicken
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomatoes,
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ Cup Mild, Medium or hot salsa
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers (mild or hot based on preference)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed (or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of corn (not drained)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (or ½ Tablespoon dried parsley)
  • ¾ Cup lime juice (4-6 limes)
  • Optional for hot version
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  1. MILD: Add frozen chicken breasts, broth, cilantro, water, lime juice, salt, pepper, onion, minced/crushed garlic (or garlic powder), canned tomatoes, mild canned chili peppers, mild salsa, canned tomato sauce, canned corn (not drained), and bay leaf in a crock pot. Cook on slow for 6-8 hours. Take chicken out after 2-3 hours, shred it and return it to the soup to continue cooking.
  2. MEDIUM: Follow the instructions above but add normal/hot chili peppers and medium salsa.
  3. HOT: Follow instructions for mild but use hot/normal canned chili peppers, hot salsa, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin.
  4. Top it with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and Mexican blend cheese. Refrigerate leftovers.
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