Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Soup is one of my favourite winter meals. Actually I should clarify…soup in the slow cooker is one of my favourite winter meals. There’s nothing better than watching the snow fall outside and having the house filled with delicious aromas. This Chicken Tortilla Soup is very simple to make and not too spicy.  The avocado and the lime juice help to balance out some of the heat. I found this recipe in my Crock-Pot magazine and modified it a little by using chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped mild green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 4 corn tortillas, sliced into ¼ inch strips
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado, peeled, diced
  • Lime juice to taste
  1. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Combine tomatoes with juice, chilies, ½ cup broth, onion, garlic and cumin in a bowl. Pour mixture over chicken.
  2. Cover; cook on low heat for 6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker and add another ½ cup of broth.
  3. Cook on low for another hour.
  4. Just before serving, add tortillas to slow cooker. Stir to blend. Serve in soup bowls, topping each serving with cheese , avocado and a squeeze of lime juice.

Chicken Tortilla Soup


  1. Amy Brown says

    Always looking for good slow cooker recipes. This is somewhat similar to something my sister makes, but with a few extra twists!

  2. Barrie says

    I LOVE soup in the winter and anything that makes cooking easier, like a slow cooker, is great in my book. This recipe sounds delish and easy!

  3. Christina Kelbel says

    Sounds yummy and I would have switched out for chicken breasts too………that is the only part of the chicken we eat in our house anyway.

  4. grace says

    This LOOKS really good .. I have been looking for tortilla soup recipe so I have to give this a try .. thanks for sharing!

  5. essijay says

    wowza. right up my alley! i’ve been looking for a tortilla soup recipe (have a couple bookmarked) but this seems SO easy using the slow cooker. love the idea of coming home to this after being out in the cold weather. i think i’ll cut the chicken into chunks, though, as shredded chicken in soup bugs me (dunno why lol) and i’ll probably use a can of tomatoes with the chili peppers already added into it and a can of regular diced tomatoes.
    thanks for sharing this with us!

  6. Deb Dorrington says

    Your photos look great, I love soup also. I usually make a pot of homemade soup once a week, especially during the winter months. Thank you for a new recipe, I can’t wait to make it!!

  7. says

    one of my favorite soups ever!!
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  8. Ari says

    Mmm I love tortilla soup! I’ve never attempted to make it at home, but your recipe makes it look somewhat do-able (I’ll just leave out the chicken – I’m a vegetarian). Thank you for sharing your recipe and dish!

  9. Sue Hull says

    This looks really good. Perfect for a cold night. My mom makes a taco soup that’s so delish. Thank you for sharing your great recipe :)

  10. sheila ressel says

    This sounds and looks yummy. I’ve never made tortilla soup before but always wanted to try. Sounds simple enough.

  11. Liz Neal says

    All I can say is YUMMY. My daughter made this soup the other night (not your recipe though) but this
    sounds just as good. Love it.


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