Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is flavorful and easy to make with the help of a Crock Pot!  Garnish with baked tortilla strips and avocado chunks for an extra punch of flavor!

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in a green bowl on a red placemat

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ready for a delicious soup that makes you feel like you have an assistant helping you? I’ve got you covered!

This scrumptious bowl of chicken tortilla soup is a recipe my friend Sarah from The Magical Slow Cooker created for her first cookbook, Recipes For Busy Moms, The Magical Slow Cooker!

Are you a collector of cookbooks?  I like to read them like a great novel paging through each recipe as I look at all the pictures.  Much like a good novel, I couldn’t put this book down until I got through each page!

Some of the ingredients for slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

Ingredients for this easy chicken tortilla soup

After flipping though EVERY page I couldn’t decide on just one recipe to try, so I asked Alan for his opinion.

Once I flipped through the soups and stews recipe section, he stopped me on the Chicken Tortilla Soup – “THAT ONE! Definitely, make that first,” he said!

I looked at the ingredient list and noted that I had everything except for the fresh cilantro! In a pinch dried cilantro is ok, but fresh is so much tastier.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Red enchilada sauce
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Cilantro
  • White onion
  • Jalapeño
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup idea for a crowd!

What a great choice for a family meal! 

Not only is this delicious, but it’s simple to put together.   Right before going on with your day, add the ingredients to the slow cooker, and by the time you get into comfy sweatpants at the end of the day, dinner is ready!

Likewise, this soup is also perfect for a no-fuss gathering!  There is so much to do when you host a party, so while busy prepping a dessert like peanut butter mousse cake, this soup can be simmering.

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup topped with cheese, cilantro and sliced jalapenos

Toppings to add to tortilla soup

Make sure to add the extras like the chunks of avocado, and the tortilla strips! I followed my method of baking the tortilla chips, and in Sarah’s book, she explains how to fry them. Either way is delicious and adds a tasty flavor to the soup!

Some of our favorite toppings are:

  • Cotija Mexican cheese
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sour Cream of Mexican Crema

You can get your copy of Sarah’s Recipe For Busy Moms, The Magical Slow Cooker Cookbook HERE.

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in a green soup bowl

If you love this soup, then be sure to try this Taco Soup Recipe too!

Tex Mex soup in a white bowl with a spoon in the bowl
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup - The Foodie Affair

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Simple chicken taco soup made in a slow cooker. This delicious recipe is perfect for a cool fall night.
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Slow cooker chicken taco soup, Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 358kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 32 ounce box chicken broth
  • 1 14 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (10.75 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and extra for topping
  • cheese avocados for topping each serving
  • Baked tortilla Chips


  • Combine the chicken broth, enchilada sauce, cream of chicken soup, onion and jalapeño in the slow cooker.
  • Add chicken to soup mixture, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and add cilantro. Serve immediately. Top with avocados, jalapeño slices, shredded cheese and tortilla strips.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 615mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g


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Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is flavorful, satisfying and easy to prepare. Add baked tortilla chips and avocados for an extra flavorful punch! #tortillasoup #soup #chicken #Mexican #slowcooker #crockpot |
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  2. The soup looks amazing Sandra! Thank you so much for the making a recipe from my book! This is a favorite soup of mine, you can make it decadent with the toppings or you can use low-fat cheeses and baked tortilla chips to make it healthy. YUM!

  3. I’m so excited you made this recipe! I was looking at it too! I tell ya what, there are so many delicious recipes in Sarah’s book, it makes it hard to choose! This looks and sounds amazing – I can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

  4. What a gorgeous soup! I am loving Sarah’s cookbook too and can’t wait to do my review. I’m bookmarking this one to make for sure. We love Mexican flavors and tortilla soup is one of our favorites! In the slow cooker, even better!!

  5. I keep a few cookbooks on my nightstand and read them like novels! I love a good slow cooker meal once a week. So easy and you come home to great aromas coming from your kitchen. Thanks for the recommendation on the cookbook. I’ll definitely have a look!

    Enjoy your day!

  6. I love how quick this is to throw into the crock pot. slow cooker meals are always my favorite! this one will be perfect for the rainy day that the weather man reported for this week.