Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a favorite soup of mine!  It is really easy to make, smells amazing while it cooks, and has a lot of flavor!  It is a nice time of year to use the crock pot and have it do the work for you!  Heck, I guess any time of the year is great for the crock pot to cook for you.  Fall seems rather appropriate for some warm soup, even though Arizona is still having really warm weather and we have to pretend it is 60 degrees outside.  It is still in the 90s and low 100s here, but sometimes soup is a perfect and simple meal.  My husband thinks it is funny when I want to make soup for dinner. He thinks it should be an appetizer or a side, but does not think of it as a full meal. Well, he thought differently of my chicken tortilla soup.  It is very filling and so good!  We had some leftovers and it was just as yummy the next day!  My parents were here to eat it then and we finished every last bite!  They loved it too!  Top it off with monterey jack cheese and cut up avocado for the perfect combination of flavors!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup
This delicious chicken tortilla soup, topped with cheese and avocado, is a flavorful meal, perfect for fall!
Recipe type: entree
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped mild green chilies, drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes, with green chilies ,including juice
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes, with garlic and olive oil, including juice
  • ½ - 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 corn tortillas, sliced into ¼ inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 avocado diced and tossed with lime juice to prevent browning
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. Place chicken in a crock-pot
  2. In a separate bowl, combine chilies, garlic, onion, tomatoes, ½ c chicken broth and cumin
  3. Blend and pour over chicken
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours
  5. When chicken is tender, use 2 forks to shred
  6. Add additional ½ cup of chicken broth
  7. Just before serving, add tortillas and cilantro to crock-pot
  8. Stir
  9. Serve in soup bowls, topping each with shredded cheese, diced avocado and a squeeze of lime.

Recipe inspired by: Disney Family 



  1. Sylvia says

    Sounds like a wonderful recipe, can’t wait to try it, along with all your other recipes !!

  2. Melissa says

    I made this for our church potluck and it was the first to go. Folks kept coming back for seconds and it was all gone. They all loved it.

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