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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 89.2
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.4 mg
  • Sodium: 750.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Submitted by: OUKATIE
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Introduction

This is an adaptation of my favorite chicken tortilla soup recipe. If you have the calories to spare, make some tortilla chips in the oven to eat with the soup and top with a bit of sour cream, cheese, avocado and anything else you like! It is very flavorful on it's own, though. Be sure to use high-quality enchilada sauce, as some brands can be greasy. I like to add other veggies in sometimes, such as carrots and squash. This is an adaptation of my favorite chicken tortilla soup recipe. If you have the calories to spare, make some tortilla chips in the oven to eat with the soup and top with a bit of sour cream, cheese, avocado and anything else you like! It is very flavorful on it's own, though. Be sure to use high-quality enchilada sauce, as some brands can be greasy. I like to add other veggies in sometimes, such as carrots and squash.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3 raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups water
    1 (14.5 ounce) can 99% fat-free chicken broth
    1 TBSP cumin
    1 TBSP chili powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 bay leaf
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
    1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours.

Remove chicken from soup and shred. Return chicken to soup, stir, and serve.

We like things spicy and flavorful, so I also add in a dash or two of cayenne.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OUKATIE.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    SO GOOD! And a crowd pleaser, even people not watching their waist line LOVE this! I like to add a can of pinto beans, just to add some more bite and nutrition. - 2/19/12

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  • 4 of 19 people found this review helpful
    how can this be a tortilla soup w/o tortillas? - 6/16/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe! Will definitely be making it again soon! I took out the water and added extra chicken broth, 1 can of black beans, 1c chopped green pepper, 2 stalks of chopped celery, and 2tsp of Tony Cachere's Creole seasoning. Garnished with crushed tortilla chips and low-fat sour cream. Yummm! - 1/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Super Yummy! I too tweaked just a tad....El Pato in lieu of the enchilada sauce,black beans,celery,carrots and nixed the chili and bay. Served it with tortilla strips, ff sour cream and cheese... but just a tad as this is awesome on it's own!! My family will enjoy this one regularly!! - 1/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Entire family loves this! But...nutrition info is wrong! Everything but chicken is correct. This calls for three boneless, skinless breasts, but in the recipe breakdown, it says 8oz! I added 3 SMALL bnlss, sknlss, hand trimmed breasts at 36.5 oz. This changes the total calorie count to 180.6 for 1/8 - 5/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! Didn't change a thing and it turned out wonderful. Can't wait to make it again...I've never been a soup maker, and am just thrilled! thank you! - 3/4/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very simple and tasty. I used diced tomatoes with onions and garlic then cut back how much garlic i added. I also didn't have broth so i used stock instead. This one is a keeper and there is a lot of leftovers. - 2/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Made it on the stove came out fine.Just sauteed the onion until soft and translucent added garlic dumped everything else in, and made it come to a boil then put on simmer for 1 hour so everything can meld together. And i added cayenne pepper instead of black. - 8/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I love this recipe. I make it all the time. I have adjusted it tho, I only use 2 chicken breasts. I serve with tortilla strips and shredded cheddar cheese... but that is not included in the nutrition. - 6/26/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Where is the Tortillas? This is not tortilla soup. - 4/12/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I don't have access to some of my kitchen right now, so made a few substitutions--all chicken broth, taco seasoning packet instead of the different spices (plus extra garlic/crushed red pepper), and 2 cans of tomatoes w/green chiles. Garnished w/crumbled salsa flavored rice chips. Yum! - 1/26/12

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  • This is excellent! Added a small diced zucchini (unpeeled) and when it was done cooking a can of black beans. - 11/1/13

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  • This was just the right amount of spicy for me. Next time I make this (because I will make it again!), I'm going to add some black beans for protein. - 10/14/13

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  • I made this today and we really enjoyed it! It is a flavorful base to add your own touches to. I used chicken stock to give it a rich flavor, but used less chicken. I added more veggies, too. The spices and ingredients were spot on and I will definitely make it again. - 9/22/13

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  • This recipe is extremely close to the recipe that I've used for years living in the Southwest. I cook my chicken before hand usually on the grill. I also add baked corn tortillas or even tortilla chips during the last 1/2 hour of cooking time.
    - 6/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For everyone who didn't read the recipe and said this isn't tortilla soup because there are no tortillas. Go back and read the Introduction again please...Ok, thank you...moving on....it is a great recipe! - 2/17/13

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  • I added a can of pinto beans and halved the amount of corn. It is so yummy!! - 2/9/13

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  • I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but I'm a believer now! ;) My changes: did not add the extra salt..totally not needed and I think it would be too salty. Added a can of black and kidney beans--great addition! My husband typically doesn't like soup or spicy, but he loved this. Will make again! - 1/6/13

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  • OMG! This is fantastic! I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it and added it to the pot. I omitted the salt, only used a half of can of Enchilada sauce and added an extra can of diced tomatoes instead! I also added a large can of rinsed and drained white hominy to make it more authentic! YUM! - 11/18/12

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  • I've made this 2 weeks in a row! Love it :) Especially with corn tortillas! - 10/23/12

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  • Pressure cooked. Added more chichen and less chili powder and a bunch of veges too. No tortilla. Yummy! - 10/1/12

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  • Simple and Good - 9/18/12

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  • Didn't change anything and very good. So easy !!! - 4/13/12

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  • Outstanding recipe! I added leeks, low-fat salsa, Northwoods seasoning; substituted Penzeys minced onion and garlic, and roasted corn; and omitted the green chiles. Will add black beans and carrots or froz Mexican blend veggies next time. Finished with a tablespoon of fat-free sour cream. - 3/19/12

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  • Everyone loved it! - 3/15/12

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  • Wonderful Recipe! I only added 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper and doubled the green chilis. It was a Super Hit at the pot luck and everyone wanted the recipe! Thanks for making me look like a culinary genius OUKATIE! <3 it! - 3/5/12

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  • I loved this so much I ate it every day! Added red kidney beans and carrots. So zesty and delicious had to make it for the Super Bowl. - 2/4/12

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  • This soup tastes even better as leftovers. I added more bullion and water as the soup is really dense and makes it last longer. Great on cold winter days! - 2/3/12

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  • Easy and very tasty! I made some for lunch and put some in the freezer for later!! - 1/30/12

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  • Great! - 1/29/12

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  • This soup was EXCELLENT! I added carrots and celery and kept everything else the same. My family loved it! Had some leftover for lunch and it was delicious! - 1/11/12

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  • My new chicken tortilla soup recipe! - 1/6/12

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  • Thumbs up - 1/4/12

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  • My family loves this. I don't add corn because they aren't fond of it. - 12/22/11

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  • I absolutely love this recipe!! I added more kick the second go around and fell in love all over again, thank you for sharing!! - 12/7/11

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  • My family loves this recipe. I added a little celery and carrots. - 11/9/11

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  • absolutely wonderful recipe! I made this and not only was it super easy to make but it was delicious! (instead of adding fresh chile peppers I added a can of 'mexican style' diced tomatoes with chiles in it and i added 4 oz more of broth and no water to thicken the texture). I will make this again! - 10/19/11

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  • Awesome! - 10/11/11

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  • I made this for the office today. I didn't use canned Enchilada sauce though I made one from SparkPeople so it had less salt. It all turned out really well. Next time I would add a little more garlic and maybe some celery. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. - 9/15/11

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  • I made this tonight exactly as is except that I eliminated the cilantro. The spice was perfect. My favorite topping was pepperjack cheese. I will make it again, perhaps for a crowd.
    (2nd time.. made for a crowd, accidently used a bit more of the enchilada sauce. Got rave reviews.) - 9/14/11

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  • This soup was delicious and very easy to make. My teenager ate it right up too- with a bunch of tortilla chips and cheese for her. I put a few chips and some fat free sour cream on mine. This will be served on a regular basis, especially as it gets colder. - 9/14/11

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  • This is a family favorite. So easy to make and tastes soooo good! - 9/13/11

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  • i absolutely enjoyed this and so did my three year old son! thanks for sharing! - 9/6/11

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  • Made this on the stove top (due to lack of time) and added some old corn tortillas. Wonderful! I have no idea what "enchilada sauce" is... just added a LOT of hot sauce. :) - 8/7/11

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  • very good - 7/21/11

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  • I added black beans to mine and it is fantastic! I'd definitely make this again! - 6/3/11

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  • This is so good. I only left out the bay leaf and the cumin since I didn't have them on hand. I hope that it freezes well, since I froze some of it for later. Super tasty and so low fat! - 5/8/11

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  • I really, really LOVED this recipe. My DH felt that it was good but didn't have enough "stuff" (he's not really a soup fan). Next time I make this recipe, I'm going to double the veggies and add black beans. We both felt there was plenty of chicken. - 3/15/11

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  • I love it!! Made it this past weekend and have been enjoying it all week. Got some in the freezer to save for later, too. - 2/24/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What is a good brand of enchilada sauce? I haven't been impressed with ones I've tried in the past. Recipe looks good; can't wait to make it. Thank you. - 1/29/11

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  • This was an easy soup to make and it was good soup. I love using a slow cooker cooking dinner. - 1/24/11

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  • Wow!! This was absolutely amazing!! My husband can't stop raving about it. I was concerned it might be too spicy for me because I'm a wimp with spicy foods. Lol! It was perfect! So much flavor and sooooo easy to make. I'm most certainly making it again! I added black and kidney beans. - 1/23/11

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  • Made this for dinner tonight and loved it! It was perfect as is without adding anything. HUbs added cheese and tortillas to his. The kids even enjoyed its spicy taste. - 1/20/11

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  • My boyfriend says this is the best thing I ever made. I was looking at it while it was cooking thinking I messed up somewhere. It's not the prettiest, but it is so yummy. We replaced the water with more broth. Thanks! - 12/28/10

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  • FYI, the calories are for 1oz of chicken breast, so your 3 breasts should weigh 8oz. Great flavor and easy. - 12/25/10

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  • Very easy. Added black beans. Handed hubby the recipe and he made it for me. Went over well at our soup party last night. - 12/12/10

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  • Loved this! I added a can of rinsed, black beans, it was really a great soup! - 11/8/10

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  • Love it!!! Thank you for sharing! - 11/7/10

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  • Fantastic. I replaced the water with more low sodium chicken broth. - 10/31/10

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  • great - 10/30/10

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  • awesome! - 10/13/10

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  • We've not eaten it yet,but it smells wonderful.I wanted to say that I know it's going to be too spicy for us though.I didn't have the chilis,so I used about 4 oz of jalapenos and chopped them up myself.I don't recommend this.I eat my food SPICY,this is a bit much. FF Sour cream to the rescue! - 10/5/10

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  • I loved it. Reminded me of the Chicken Tortilla soup they serve at my favorite restaurant. Perfect for the rainy day we had today. Just threw everything in the crockpot before work and came home to the aroma. - 4/28/10

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  • Very good! - 3/16/10

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  • I edited the recipe a little, I used a 28oz can of enchilada sauce and omitted the tomatoes. I also used twice the green peppers for extra spice and added 2 cups of white beans for more protein. A very good crock pot version of tortilla soup! - 3/11/10

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  • good soup! very filling, i added some extra jalapenos and serrano peppers for more spice and topped it w/ tortilla chips when served. could have had a cup or two more liquid base. - 3/7/10

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  • So good for being so easy! Will definitely being making this again soon. - 2/27/10

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  • Delicious - my tweaks were taking out the can of diced tomatoes and enchilada sauce and adding 2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes. I tried it also adding one can of cannelini beans I had - it made it a little more hearty. - 2/5/10

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  • excellent soup, I wish the serving amount had been included .
    (ex. half a cup= a serving) - 2/2/10

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  • This will b a staple in our house, so easy, so good! - 1/25/10

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  • I added some black beans...yum yum yum! - 1/25/10

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  • Oh wow that's good! Didn't even add sour cream to it, and I add sour cream to everything! - 1/13/10

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  • I made this soup and added cayenne because we like it spicy as well. Next time I'll add a little less cayenne because it was a bit too spicy - oops! I'm also thinking a few black beans would be a nice addition and add in more protein. But this was really a great soup and perfect for the cold. - 12/7/09

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  • I make this soup often because my fiance and I really love it. It's great on a cold winter day! We always add a dollop of low-fat sour creme and a little bit of cheese to it. It's even better the next day. :D - 11/15/09

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  • I like that it was hearty and healthy. I used a 14 oz can of spicy enchilada sauce, plus I added a can of creamed corn to make it a bit thicker. Yum! - 11/11/09

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  • Absolutely great! I agree, the second day it is even better! Healthy and delicious, can beat it! - 1/26/09

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  • Great the first day, even better the second!!! - 11/25/08

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  • Good
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    This soup was ok - certainly tasty enough. Unfortunately it tastes nothing like authentic tortilla soup, which I love. - 11/18/08

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  • Very easy recipe.....a little bland the first night, but much better the next day warmed up. - 11/17/08

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  • I would definitely make this again- it was very easy. We also couldn't find enchilada sauce in town (small town), so we made our own, which is pretty simple as well. It's got a lot of zip! - 11/15/08

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  • I still can't get over how good this is! I made a couple of tweeks - I used chicken tenders because I wanted it to cook for a shorter time. I sauteed one diced zucchini and two small carrots with the onion and spices before adding. Also added about 2 tsp. cayenne. So easy and SO good! Thanks =) - 11/8/08

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  • Made this for a get together and everyone loved it. This is added as a family favorite! - 10/27/08

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  • This was awesome! My whole family loved it and it was so easy! - 10/27/08

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  • Excellent!! Easy to make! - 5/23/08

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  • This was great! My whole family loved it!
    - 5/5/08

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  • Absolutely delicious! - 8/13/07

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  • This was so easy to make and tasted awesome!!! My husband even went back for seconds. I topped it with fat free sour cream and chunks of avocado! Terrific recipe and perfect for the crock pot! Thanks. - 6/19/07

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