Dinner Tonight: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I hesitate to even blog this because everyone (especially everyone in Texas) has a chicken tortilla soup recipe.  However, it’s a Mix and Match regular in our house, so I thought I’d share.  My dear, dear friend Lori gave me this recipe when I was in college.  I tweaked it a few years ago and put it in the slow cooker.  Such a time saver!  (Who has time to poach and shred chicken????)  I really like this recipe because it is easily reduced for less people or increased for more.  The recipe below should feed 4 adults but as you’ll see, you could make this for two or make it for twelve…all in the crock pot.  Praise the Lord!
Shopping List
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (uncooked…frozen or thawed, it works either way)
2 cups chicken broth or stock
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can Ranch Style Beans, drained
1 small can chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 cup frozen corn
Chips, cheese, sour cream, green onions…whatever…for toppings
(PS: I’ve also snuck chopped carrots, cauliflower and other random veggies in here…my family never knows)
Layer first 8 ingredients in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.  Thirty minutes before you plan on serving, remove lid and add corn.  Keep lid off so that some of the liquid evaporates.  Take two forks and shred chicken in slow cooker (should shred super easily).  Serve and top!  Enjoy!

Thank you Lori!  I love you!!
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  • The Vaughans October 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I hope you don't mind that I share all the recipes off your blog that I make on my facebook page so people know where all the deliciousness comes from šŸ™‚ xo

  • Anonymous January 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Loved the sausage and tortellini soup! The chicken tortilla soup tasted like a bowl of stewed tomatos though. Will keep trying other recipes šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama January 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I hate to hear that you didn't love the tortilla soup! Did you add enough chili powder?

  • Anonymous January 22, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I've been using frozen grilled corn with peppers and onions. Meijers carries it. Love your recipes. Great on a chilly night.

  • Anonymous January 22, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Used plenty of chili powder
    No worries
    So many good recipes here
    Enjoy your site