We’ve had so much rain this last month here in Arizona, and in fact, it’s drizzling again outside as I type. Almost everyone in Arizona absolutely rejoices when it rains. The kids all come out to play and show off the rain boots they only get to wear once a year and we all drive 15 miles per hour under the speed limit because you know that road can be pretty slick! The only downside is we’ve had a TON of mosquitos. Has anyone found a repellant that actually works? My legs look like a war zone. Not pretty!
So in honor of our gorgeous grey rainy day, I’m sharing my easy peasy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup, so you can feel nice and cozy too. It’s another one of those crockpot recipes where you get to just toss it all in and forget about it, just like my Easy Creamy Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken. Have you tried that one yet? Every time I go to church, someone tells me they made it and loved it, which pretty much makes my day every time!
One thing I love about this recipe is that it uses masa (which is a type of corn flour) to give some body and thickness to the soup. Don’t be intimidated if you haven’t used it before. It should be right by the all-purpose flour in your grocery store. I also love this soup because it’s full of healthful ingredients, and the leftovers make a great lunch the next day. It does have a nice little spicy kick to it, which my husband and I loved.
Well, whether you woke up to rain and shine, I hope your day is nice and cozy! I’ll be back next week sharing a new cookie recipe that just about blew my socks off. Can’t wait to share it with you!
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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Soup
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Mexican
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is easy, healthy, and a little spicy too. You’ll love how fast it comes together in your crockpot!
- 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen is okay)
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups corn (I used Trader Joe’s frozen Fire Roasted)
- 2 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (mild)
- 1 can condensed tomato soup
- 1 packet chicken taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup masa (corn flour) mixed with 1 cup warm water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional Toppings: Sour cream, fresh cilantro, diced avocado, cheese, tortilla chips.
- Into the crockpot goes the chicken, broth, black beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato soup, and taco seasoning. Give it a little stir, and then cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- When you are almost ready to serve (1 hour or so before), remove the chicken and shred. Add it back to the soup.
- Whisk the masa into the warm water until you have a smooth slurry, and then whisk it into the soup in the crockpot. Continue to cook on low until you are ready to serve.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 339
- Sugar: 6.3g
- Sodium: 1667mg
- Fat: 4.4g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Fiber: 8.6g
- Protein: 34g
- Cholesterol: 67mg
Keywords: crockpot chicken tortilla soup, chicken tortilla soup, healthy, crockpot meal, easy
Matt Robinson says
The perfect Fall comfort meal, love this!!
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Mosquitos – don’t even get me started on how much I loathe them. They’re one of the only reasons why I love our MN winters – not a single one will be left ;). I am still trying to find a good repellent!
This soup has my name written all over it. Looks perfect, Julie!
Katya @ Little Broken says
Love crockpot food and this looks like a perfect rainy day soup! Enjoy your rain!
Amy Marie says
Thank you!!! 🙂 I love crockpot meals!!! We recently tried your Spiced Pumpkin Granola and just LOVED it!
Oh me too! So glad you liked the granola!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
This looks delicious! It’s been raining all week in Kentucky too so I’ve been all about the warm comfort foods. I’m a sucker for all Mexican foods so I’ll be pinning this and making it later!
Thanks Elizabeth! Hope you do get a chance to make this!
Jennifer Hamman says
I.LOVED.THIS.SOUP. My toddler loved it, my picky husband loved it. So easy, so good. Will pass this on to every harried mom I know. Thank you!
Jennifer, you are so welcome! I’m so glad to hear it was a hit! Thanks for sharing this recipe too.
Can I cook this on high for 4 hours?
I think all crockpots are different as far as how hot they get, but as long as your chicken shreds easily it should be fine on high for 4 hours. Hope you enjoy!
Hi- I am so happy to try this recipe but I could not find masa at the 2 grocery stores that I went to- is there a good substitute?
You could leave it out and your soup will just be a little thinner.
Thank you! Prepped everything last night and put in the slow cooker this morning before heading to work. Left out the masa and it was delicious! Definitely will make good leftovers!
Good to know Lindsey. So glad you liked it!
What would happen if you used water instead of chicken broth? I ask because I wonder if, after 8 hours, the chicken would turn the water into broth anyway. Or not?
Incidentally, I was at Dollar Tree today and they had Masa, but perhaps that’s just in southern AZ where they stock a pretty extensive Mexican selection.
I think because the chicken is boneless and skinless, it would make a rather weak broth so it just gives more flavor if you use a chicken broth instead of water. Good to know you can find Masa at the dollar store!
I am so delighted I came across your blog recently when I found your Pumpkin muffins. Prepped this last night and my crockpot did the cooking today while I was at work, who could ask for more. It was delish. I have been searching for a chicken tortilla soup I thought I could tackle and this was perfect. I am also picky about ingredients and this recipe didn’t call for anything I won’t eat. I did make my own taco seasoning but that is the only thing I changed. Thank you!
I’m so glad that it worked out well for you Yvette! Love having dinner ready in the crockpot after a busy day!
Looks delicious! were going to be trying this recipe next week!:) What could I substitute the tomato soup with, and can I use other flours besides mesa?
Looks delicious Julie! we’re definitely going to be trying this next week!:) what could I substitute tomato soup with, and can I use a different flour besides mesa?
Thank you Eliza! I’ve only made it the way it is written, so I’m not really sure about what substitutions would work. I have had readers tell me they made it without adding the masa and it turned out fine, just a little thinner.
I made this a while back, the whole family loved it! I just looked it up again to share with some family members I had talked to about it and realized I didn’t add the tomato soup LOL. Oh well.. as good as it is without it, I guess that will just be my tweak .
Thanks so much for this!
Love when recipes aren’t too picky! Glad you enjoyed it :0)
My toddler has been the pickiest eater the last few weeks with a diet consisting only of chicken and baked fries. I made this today and he couldn’t stop spooning heaps of this soup into his mouth. Thank you so much!
Wow that’s great! Way to keep offering new foods to your toddler. Sometimes they go through picky phases and we have to just hang in there 🙂