Monday, September 3, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup!

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Can you believe it's September already? I can, because obviously with my husband being deployed this summer has felt like FOREVER. Good news? He comes home NEXT MONTH! Wahoo! So I am fall's biggest fan right now! I am ready for hoodies, and pumpkin carving, costume parties, and SOUP! I love soup in the fall/winter. I actually love soup anytime, but I particularly love it in the fall. :-D 

This soup was so GOOD and crazy easy. I just threw all the ingredients in the crock-pot, headed to my labor day BBQ,  came home and had dinner ready to go! I love slow cooker recipes, set it & Forget it and you come home to a delicious meal. Does it get better than that? 

UPDATE: So this kinda makes a TON of soup. Like 6-8 servings. I ate it for 4 days in a row. It got better as the days went on... It is SO GOOD. :-D

3 C. chicken broth
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 jalapeno, minced
1 green (or whatever color, I just had green!) bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. onion powder (or 1 medium onion, chopped)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups frozen corn
1/2 C. tomato paste
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 C. shredded colby jack cheese
1/2 C. shredded pepper jack cheese
1 bunch of cilantro
Optional garnishes:
tortilla chip strips
shredded cheese 

Step 1: Add chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, diced tomatoes, jalapeno, bell pepper, onion powder, garlic, corn, and tomato paste to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Step 2: Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker, making sure there is enough liquid to cover them. Cover and cook on high for 3-3 1/2 hours or low for 6-7 hours.

Step 3: Pull chicken breasts from soup and shred with 2 forks, add shredded chicken back to soup and stir. 
The chicken will be super tender and very easy to shred!

Add cheeses and cilantro and stir. Turn slow cooker down to low (if you had it on high) and cook for 30 more minutes for all the ingredients to marry.

Step 4: Serve, garnish with avocado, tortilla chips, and extra cheese if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! It was super good, it will definitely be going into my slow cooker rotation :-D

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    1. Thanks Rita! It really, really was. I just finished it off like 2 days ago and I'm already thinking about making more :-D I am literally craving it!

  3. You had me at crazy easy :D. Great for a dinner party methinks :). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Ames! It really is crazy easy! I have it in the rotation for next week to make again :-D I'm seriously obsessed with this soup! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Great recipe!! Thank for for linking it up :D

    1. Thanks Minnie! Thanks for hosting the link party :-) Hope you're having a great weekend!

  5. Guess what!! This was the MOST viewed recipe at my gala dinner party at thelady8home. Congratulations!!!!!!