Family Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

6 servings


5 hours 15 minutes

total time


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed

1 c. frozen corn

2 bell peppers, chopped

1 white onion, chopped

1 (15-oz.) can fire-roasted tomatoes

1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. ground cumin

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

2 c. low-sodium chicken broth

1 c. shredded Monterey jack

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 small corn tortillas, cut into strips

Sliced avocado, for serving

Sour cream, for serving

Lime wedges, for serving


In a large slow cooker, combine chicken, black beans, corn, peppers, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and chicken broth.

Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked and falling apart, 5 to 6 hours.

Shred chicken with a fork, then top soup with Monterey Jack and cover to let melt, 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, make tortilla crisps: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add tortilla strips and cook until crispy and golden, 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.

Serve soup topped with tortilla crisps, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime.


Serving Size




Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


73 mg


715 mg

Total Carbohydrate

22 g

Dietary Fiber

10 g

Total Sugars

6 g


31 g

6 servings


5 hours 15 minutes

total time
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