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Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in white bowl with corn chips

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker

This chicken tortilla soup in the slow cooker is such a delicious meal that you can throw together in a snap. It is perfect for weeknights…or lazy Saturdays!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 133 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 5 cups low sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 oz can diced tomatoes undrained, 14.5
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts frozen
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed, 14.5 ounce
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, onion, garlic, spices and chicken to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for about 7 hours. (You may not need as much time if you start with thawed chicken)
  3. Remove the chicken, and shred with two forks; return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. Add the beans and corn, and cook for another hour on low.
  5. Add lime juice and cilantro, and serve.
  6. Optional: add desired toppings. Suggestions: avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, sour cream, chives, jalapeños

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Each serving is approximately 1 & 2/3 cups.

To add even more heartiness, or if you like more bulk in your soup, you can add a can of drained/ rinsed pinto beans. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.