Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup {Recipe}

If you are in just about any area of North America, you are experiencing cold weather. Maybe not at this moment, but there is no doubt it has struck this winter. One of my favorite things to do in the cold is to snuggle up on the couch with some soup and call it a night.

Tortilla Soup close

Soup has always screamed comfort food. I enjoy it when I’m sick, or in this case, when it’s below freezing outside. I remember when I first had Tortilla Soup at Max and Ermas (you need to try that!), how much I loved it! The crunchy tortilla strips on top, the gooey cheese all throughout; it was delicious.

Tortilla Soup on spoon

My mom used to make this soup when I lived at home, but only once or twice a year. I’ve already made it three times this year, and it makes enough for at least four meals for us! That means it is large enough to serve a crowd without running out!

Tortilla Soup up close

This is my go to soup as it’s perfect for days you will be gone, as you toss it all in and just forget about it. I hope you try it, and let me know how you like it!

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot


  • 48 oz Chicken Broth (More or less depending on the can size)
  • 24 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans Rotel (drained)
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 can Black Beans (rinsed)
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips (or strips)


Step 1
In the crock pot, place the chicken (frozen is fine!), and add all ingredients on top. Stir, and set on low for the entire day. About a half hour or 45 minutes before you would like to eat, shred the chicken with two forks (or food processor) and place back into the soup. Serve with crushed Tortilla chips some cheese sprinkled on top.

What is your favorite soup for winter?

How often do you use your crock pot?

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  1. Yummmm! I have made this in the crockpot before, it is SO perfect for after a chilly afternoon winter run! I love it as a post workout refueling dinner! Yum!
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  2. This looks so good! I love that it’s simple and you can even use frozen chicken breasts. I only have about 5 spare minutes in the mornings that I could prep a dinner and I could totally make this happen. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Oh me too and it was perfect for just throwing it in and letting it go! Sometimes recipes call for it to cook on low for like 4-6 hours and I’m never home then to turn it off. I loved that this could stay on all day πŸ™‚

  3. I love soups for winter! Especially the ones where you just throw it in the crockpot and it’s ready when you get home for work! I actually just finished putting a soup to cook in the crockpot for our dinner tonight. We are trying a new one tonight, lasagna soup! Tortilla soup is probably my favorite though. πŸ™‚
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  4. Yum!
    I use my crockpot at least once a week, so easy!
    My favorite soup is this white bean chicken soup, so amazing!
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  5. Mmm this looks great girl!! Definitely giving it a try. You guys are turning me into a cook haha…I told Joe last night that I was making another recipe I found yesterday for dinner next week, and he’s like, “Who are you? Where did all this cooking come from?” Silly boy πŸ˜› We don’t use our crock pot nearly as much as we should, but I’ll be pulling it out for this! And my favorite soup is either French onion (I <3 melted cheese and bread on top) or the minestrone Joe makes…super good πŸ™‚
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      I need to break out of my comfort zone and try more soup! I am so terrible at only trying ones I know I’ll like, haha. I have had French Onion before and I do like that, though!

  6. Omg this looks so good!! I’m a sucker for anything tortilla. Add them to a sandwich, to soup, or just do what I do and eat half or the whole bag hahaha. I had to contain myself from eating the whole bag yesterday since it is the last bag (we’ll get more eventually, but it’s just nice when you don’t have to get one every other day). Anyways, I love soup, but mine have to have a hefty amount of meat in it, it’s the only thing that keeps me full for a couple hours (if I’m lucky). My mom use to make these soup with potatoes, carrots, onions, and chunks of beef that fell apart. I think there were more vegetables I just can’t remember haha. Then she or I would make cornbread to go along side it. Ugh best winter dish of my childhood!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Haha I love t hem too! You could definitely add more meat to this, but it actually kept me full all night. I paired it with some biscuits on the side, but usually I struggle with soup keeping me full too!

  7. Mmmm…love this recipe! Soup this time of year is the best, isn’t it!? I often make my peanut pumpkin soup. It’s such comfort food and perfect for those cold evenings!

    I love my crock pot! I use it at least once a week, especially in the wintertime.
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  8. Sounds delish! And I love that I could leave the chicken out and it would still be totally filling and delicious!

    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Yes! You could add more beans to it, obviously. We just like chicken so we went with a mix πŸ™‚

  9. drool. you what the best thing was that I put in tortilla soup one time? no tortilla chips but instead Parmesan chips – like basically parmesan smooshed together like they do at sweet green. dear god amazing
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Oh my God they sound amazing! Wow, never thought of those but might be purchasing them for the second round of this soup πŸ˜‰ haha

  10. I LOVE crock pot recipes! This soup sounds amazing. πŸ™‚

  11. That looks divine!!! Love a good soup in the winter!
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  12. Okay, I need this like right now. It’s 20 out and I’m making fish tonight. Not exactly the best cold weather food. I love how easy this recipe is! Yummy!
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