Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Say hello to this super easy Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup with a Tex-Mex street corn flair! This recipe is perfect for soup season – it’s so comforting and full of flavor, customisable with all your favorite toppings, and because you’ve made it in your slow cooker it only involves 15 minutes of hands on time in the kitchen!

Overhead shot of Chicken Tortilla Soup in a white bowl topped with cilantro, tortilla strips and lime wedges.

It’s officially Crocktober which means all the easy slow-cooker recipes! I cannot get enough soup recipes this time of year now it is getting colder out. Throwing everything in a slow-cooker, letting it cook, then having dinner ready is so ideal on busy week-nights. It is such a good feeling that dinner is already ready so you can enjoy something homemade without needing to cook at the end of a long day.

I made this soup in my new Crockpot MyTime™ 6-QT. Programmable Slow Cooker. This new model is a game changer. It has a bunch of new functions that make it easy to have a meal ready on your time. I’m also a big fan of the “keep warm” option. This way your food won’t continue to cook but will still be warm when you’re ready to serve it – perfect for recipes that don’t take all day to cook, or if you only have time to set a recipe that only takes a couple of hours first thing in the morning!

I hope you love this Crockpot™ creamy chicken tortilla soup as much as I do! It’s easy and perfect for fall week-night dinners, and totally customisable with all of your favorite toppings! I also love how creamy it becomes after you stir in a little sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese towards the end of cooking, taking this soup to the next level and making it super cozy!

This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is also a great way to use up leftover tortillas if you’ve had another Mexican or Tex-Mex recipe earlier in the week.

Bowl of Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup with the Crockpot visible in the background.

Can I make this Chicken Tortilla Soup on the stovetop?

You could, but why not try my Quick & Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe I wrote for the stovetop instead? It is full of the same delicious flavors and you can make it creamy by stirring a little sour cream in at the end, if that is what you fancy.

What toppings should I serve with my Tortilla Soup?

Obviously tortilla strips! But I also like to add crumbled cotija cheese, cilantro, sliced jalapeño, cubed avocado, sometimes a few spoonfuls of salsa… if it would be delicious on a taco or a tostada, it would be delicious added to a bowl of Chicken Tortilla Soup! Also I always serve a couple of lime wedges alongside each bowl.

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Overhead shot of Chicken Tortilla Soup in a white bowl topped with cilantro, tortilla strips and lime wedges.

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • Author: Amanda Hickman
  • Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings

Description

Say hello to this super easy Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup with a Tex-Mex street corn flair! This recipe is perfect for soup season – it’s so comforting and full of flavor, customisable with all your favorite toppings, and because you’ve made it in your slow cooker it only involves 15 minutes of hands on time in the kitchen!


Ingredients

For the Tortilla Soup:
2 lbs. chicken breast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, do not drain
½ cup yellow onion, chopped
1 poblano pepper, seeds removed, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen grilled corn, or regular corn kernels will also work
4 cups chicken stock
1  bay leaf
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne 
salt and pepper, to taste
Mix ins:
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup shredded cheddar, optional
Toppings:
Tortilla strips, crumbled cotija cheese, lime wedges, cilantro, sliced jalapeño


Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat add the olive oil with the onion and poblano pepper.
  2. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until they are softened.
  3. Transfer to the Crockpot with the rest of the ingredients (not the mix ins or toppings!)
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  5. Remove chicken and shred with two forks, transfer back to the Crockpot.
  6. Mix in the sour cream and shredded cheddar. Stir to combine.
  7. Cook on low for 30 more minutes.
  8. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Notes

If you have a sear-and-stew slow-cooker just start the recipe inside the removable insert set over a medium heat and return it to the slow-cooker before adding the rest of the ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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    Paige westbrook

    So Easy to make and taSty! Had most ingredients On hand which is always a plus!

    Lucy

    This was a perfect / easy weekend dinner for a busy day running errands. Took about 10 min to prep and get everything going. Next time I make it I think i’d be better with a squeeze of lime & cilantro at serving time – but I love the cilantro/lime flavor combo && it didn’t need it – just a personal touch.

    CLAIRE BEEKMAN

    ThIS WAS SO EASY AND DELISH! I WILL DEFINITELY BE MAKING THIS DISH AGAIN- IT WAS SO FULL OF FLAVOR! SERVING WITH FRESH SQUEEZED LIME IS A MUST.

    AmBer Peoples

    A Total FavoRite in Our house, this was a 10/10!

    Natalie

    Delicious! Favorite crock pot recipe i have made in a while.

    Kaitlyn

    Delish! Will be making this again. Good flavor and filling! I made it in the instaPot and really enjoyed. Will be making this again!

    kaitlyn

    Delish! Easy to make and siper tasty. Be sure to add in all the fixings. Made this in the instaPot with success!

    Mae

    Was looking for a crock pot soup and came across this one. Glad i did! Super good! Fresh jalapenos was a great topper!

    Maddie

    Made this for the fiRst time this week and already decided it will be a cold weather staple in our House. So good!