Cooler weather means lots of winter outdoor fun, but then you have to head in and try to warm up. So for me, that means it’s time to make some SOUP! My family loves to eat soup. It’s a nourishing meal that warms the body and provides the energy we need to get through the day. One of my favorite soups is this Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe.
It’s easy to make and everyone devours it. I get rave reviews each time I make it, which means it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser!
Healthy Wholesome Soup
The best part of the soup is you can customize to any family member’s likings. And the recipe I’m sharing with you today is simple, flavorful, and filled with wholesome ingredients.
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 64 ounces (2 quarts) chicken broth
- 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
- 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chili peppers
- 1-2 large onions
- 1-2 large bell peppers, any color
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 8 ounce package of cream cheese
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese (for garnish)
- Cool Ranch Doritos, the blue bag (for garnish)
- First, dice up onion and pepper.
- Place all ingredients EXCEPT the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos into a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 6 hours. You could also cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove chicken and either shred or dice into cubes. Then return back to the slow cooker.
- Stir well to combine.
- Serve into small bowls with shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos sprinkled over the top as garnish.
If you're a little short on time. You can use precooked chicken. Another option would be to do this recipe on the stovetop which would cut your cooking time to about 45 minutes total. I just love how simple it is to fix in the Crock Pot.
Pressure Cooker Directions: Put all ingredients except the garnishes and cream cheese into your pressure cooker. Seal and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Release pressure. Remove chicken and shred or slice. Return the chicken back to the pot. Add cream cheese. Stir. Then serve in bowls topped with shredded cheddar cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos as garnishes.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1239Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 216mgSodium: 3429mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 95g
An Entry Level Recipe You Can’t Mess Up But Tastes Amazing
As you can see from the recipe, you just can’t go wrong when you whip up a batch of this Chicken Tortilla Soup. So easy to make, even a child can do it! The ingredients are simple, yet combined together offer a delightful flavor that can’t be beat.
Add All Prepped Ingredients To Your Crock Pot
The beauty of this recipe is that all the ingredients are tossed into your slow cooker and then forgotten about for most of the day! While the recipe calls for 6 hours, you could definitely alter by setting the temp to low if you needed to let it cook longer.
Give A Stir Before Serving
Once the ingredients are all cooked and you’ve shredded or cubed the chicken, be sure to thoroughly stir before serving.
End With Your Garnishes
To add both a garnished flair and the perfect finishing flavor, top your bowl of soup with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and some crushed Cool Ranch Doritos (the blue bag).
Can Also Be Made In A Pressure Cooker
As mentioned in the recipe, you can also make this recipe easily in your Instant Pot or other brand pressure cooker. Just put all ingredients except the garnishes and cream cheese into your pressure cooker. Seal and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Release pressure. Remove chicken and shred or slice. Return the chicken back to the pot. Add cream cheese. Stir. Then serve in bowls topped with shredded cheddar cheese and Cool Ranch Doritos as garnishes.