Warm Up with Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
This recipe for Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is the ultimate comfort food. With tender shredded chicken swimming in a creamy and flavorful broth, this soup is guaranteed to become a family favorite.
A Year-Round Delight
Whether it’s a chilly autumn day or a rainy summer afternoon, there’s never a wrong time to savor this delicious soup. The simplicity of this recipe means you can enjoy it whenever you please. Trust us, every spoonful is packed with mouthwatering flavors and sheer heartiness that you’ll absolutely love.
Effortless Cooking with the Crock Pot
With just a few simple steps, you can whip up this amazing meal. The beauty of this recipe lies in its convenience. If you know how to throw ingredients into a slow cooker, you can make this soup. Let this handy kitchen appliance do all the work while you focus on your busy day. Imagine coming home to a fragrant, perfectly cooked dinner ready to be savored.
A Crowd-Pleasing Dish on a Budget
This recipe requires minimal effort and uses only 3 chicken breasts, making it an affordable choice for feeding a crowd. Stretch your meat budget by transforming it into a delicious and filling soup that is guaranteed to satisfy your hungry family or guests. Add extra corn or chicken broth to make this meal go even further.
The chicken is shredded alongside other tasty ingredients, creating a hearty and satisfying meal that is both economical and bursting with flavor. Feel free to use chicken thighs instead of breasts based on what’s on sale or available.
Let Your Crock Pot Work Its Magic
To create this creamy chicken tortilla soup, all you need is a trusty crock pot. If you’re in need of a new one, we highly recommend the Instant Pot Aura. This multifunctional appliance allows you to brown the meat directly in the slow cooker, saving you time and effort with fewer dishes to clean. Alternatively, any slow cooker will work perfectly for this recipe.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Broth or Water
- Green Chilies (canned or fresh)
- Corn (frozen or canned, drained)
- Taco Seasoning (homemade or packet)
- Sour Cream (or plain Greek yogurt as a healthier alternative)
- Cheddar Cheese (shred your own for better melting)
- Cilantro and Tortilla Strips (optional toppings for added flavor and crunch)
Cooking Steps Made Simple
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker and add all the ingredients except the sour cream and shredded cheese.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Once cooked, shred the chicken and return it to the slow cooker.
- Add the sour cream and shredded cheese, allowing them to melt and blend together for about 15-20 minutes.
- Stir well, and your creamy chicken tortilla soup is ready to be savored.
This soup is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main dish. As an appetizer, pair it with your favorite tacos, burritos, or quesadilla recipe. When serving as the main dish, top the soup with your favorite garnishes and serve it alongside homemade rolls.
Topping Ideas to Elevate Your Soup
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Tortilla Strips, Crushed Tortilla Chips, or Corn Tortilla Pieces
- Green Onion
- Diced Tomatoes
- Hot Sauce
- Fresh Lime
Storing Your Leftovers
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. For long-term storage, you can freeze the soup for up to 3 months.
If you prefer to freeze this soup before cooking, we recommend placing all the ingredients (except the sour cream and cheddar cheese) in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to cook, simply dump the frozen ingredients into your crock pot and let it work its magic. Stir in the sour cream and cheddar cheese towards the end of the cooking time for that creamy and cheesy finish.
Get Creative with Variations
Feel free to experiment with different variations of this recipe to suit your taste:
- Use Cream Cheese for an extra creamy and cheesy soup.
- Add your favorite type of beans, such as black beans, pinto beans, or white beans, to enhance the soup’s heartiness.
- Opt for a different type of cheese, such as Monterey Jack or pepper jack, to add a unique twist to the recipe.
Dive into Creamy Goodness
That’s it! You now have a foolproof recipe for Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup. Don’t hesitate to bookmark this page or print out the recipe below for future reference.
Explore More Easy Crock Pot Soup Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try these other delicious crock pot soup recipes:
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- Crockpot Creamy Taco Soup
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- Ham and Potato Soup Crock Pot Recipe
- Slow Cooker Lentil Soup Recipe
Now it’s time to gather your ingredients and indulge in the creamy goodness of this Chicken Tortilla Soup. Enjoy! Family Cuisine