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A top view of the left side of a bowl of soup. Two cilantro sprigs are off to the side and some toasted tortilla chips are on the white plate
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5 from 2 votes

Lazy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Delicious crockpot chicken tortilla soup is an easy, meal-in-a-bowl. This wonderful dish contains tender shredded chicken, corn, tomatoes and the perfect “south-of-the-border seasoning.
Prep Time20 mins
Low 6-8 hours8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, game-day, lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: fusion
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken tortilla soup, crockpot recipes, dinner recipes, slow cooker recipes, soup recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 174kcal



  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes including the liquid
  • 14.5 oz canned corn drained
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chopped onion I always keep chopped onion on hand in my freezer
  • 4.5 oz chopped green chilies I use mild, but if you prefer more heat, you can turn this up.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro fresh or frozen
  • optional garnishes: tortilla chip crumbles, toasted tortilla strips, avocado slices and/or lime wedge.


  • If you are using them, line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner
  • Add chicken broth, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onion, chilies, cumin, paprika, chili powder and cilantro into slow cooker vessel and stir to mix.
  • add chicken to mixture
  • cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Any time after chicken is fully cooked through (chicken is considered safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°), remove it from pot and use a fork to shred.
  • return shredded chicken to mixture and keep on warm until you are ready to serve.
  • serve in bowls with crumbled tortilla chips, avocado slices and or a lime wedge for garnish
  • enjoy!!


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg