Friday, January 29, 2010

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here is a fav meal that I like to make during especially busy, chilly weeks.

It satisfies everyone, including my picky eater.

I hope you will enjoy

*By the way, the classes are going great so far!

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 pound shredded, cooked chicken
1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
7 corn tortillas
vegetable oil

Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker.

Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.

Stir in corn and cilantro.

Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes.

To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.

Julie’s Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup tips:

If I am running low on time, I use store bought tortilla chips, crumbled tostada or taco shells. Whatever I have on hand.

It is wonderful with a dollop of sour cream and some avacado too.

I always make this the night before, as the chicken needs to be cooked and shredded.

Then I mix the ingredients in the crock and set in it the fridge to be put on in the morning.

During winter, I measure out the spices for more than one pot of soup into baggies. This is the most time consuming part for me, so being able to grab a bag of spices makes the meal even more possible during a crazy week.

Because of a food sensitivity, I do not add additional garlic to any of my recipes.

In this case there is enough between the broth and the enchilada sauce for my taste.


Kathy Hester (GeekyPoet) said...

I love my slow cooker! I have a bunch of healthy slow cooker recipes that I post on my blog if you're interested. (

Mrs. Lukie said...

Cannot wait to give this recipe a shot!! Chicken Tortilla Soup is my fave :)

The Blue Sparrow said...

This looks delicious! I'll have to try this!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh soo yummy!!! E really loves this so I will send you a review!!!

I am having a giveaway so come and enter!!!

Helene said...

I love cooking in my crockpot and this is another great recipe to add to my collection! It sounds so good, especially on a day like today where it's so gloomy out!

Your tip on putting all the spices in a bag ready to go is brilliant! I made lasagna last night and it was pretty time consuming to get all the spices together, measured and thrown in the sauce. I'm gonna remember this tip!

Mr. Daddy said...

I'm hungry now....GOTTA GO!!!!

Beth E. said...

I can hardly wait to try this recipe....sounds delicious! Thanks for the tips, too. ;-)

Teri said...

Thanks for sharing - sounds wonderful!

Have a great weekend!

christy rose said...

What a perfect time of year to make this! It sounds so yummy!!!

Just Breathe said...

Thank you. This sounds wonderful and I am loving my slow cooker.
:( I went shopping today so I won't be able to make it for awhile but when I do I will let you know how I like it. YUM!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This looks so good!! I have seen this recipe posted on a few blogs over the past few months, but have yet to try it...... it is going to be a wintery cold weekend, it might be a good time to finally put it to the test:)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Foursons said...

That is one of my favorite soups. Looks yummy!

brian said...

Love it when you serve this up, sweetie!

Lesli said...

This looks soo good.. I also love soups during the cold winter months...thanks so much for sharing your recipe!!

Have a great weekend!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love this soup. But have never made it. I am so trying this recipe. I have to go hit the grocery store first.:)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Looks delicious. Lorelai and her roommates are on the lookout (as am I) for quick and easy recipes. I'll be sure to try this AND share it with her.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds wonderful....

christy rose said...

I have some bloggy love for you over at my place. :)

Lori said...

Sounds great! I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing :)

Fire Wife Katie said...

Ooooh, this looks so good!

Morgan said...

My husband saw the title on your recipe and said "yum!" : )

Mags said...

Yum...I love my slow cooker and I love tortilla soup. Thanks for sharing!