Crock-pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

{Yay} for trying out new wedding gifts.  We used some of our wedding gift moo-la ($$) to buy a new crock-pot. I’m not sure I could have made it through another autumn/winter without a new slow cooker. Our old one made me so nervous, I was always afraid it would catch the house on fire. That’s the point of having a slow cooker… put in the ingredients and leave your home, rather than watching it every few minutes, to make sure it’s working properly.

Now, the task of finding a recipe for our first try with the new slow cooker. 🙂

Darrin always, always wants either chili or potato soup. Don’t get me wrong, they’re tasty… but come’on, can we try something less un-predictable?

He finally agreed to a newbie, chicken tortilla soup! A perfect pick for the dreary, cold weekend we had in Ohio.

Recipe courtesy of Miller Musings.

We doubled the recipe ingredients below to make a big batch. We shared it with my parents and friends while watching football on Saturday. We really enjoyed it, and it tasted great as leftovers!

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • (2) 10 ounce cans of Ro-Tel tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • (2) 14.5 ounce cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried cilantro
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Put chopped onion, cans of beans, Rotel tomatoes, corn, chicken broth, water, and spices in crock-pot and stir to mix.
  2. Put chicken breasts on top of mixture, and make sure they’re at least partly submerged in liquid.
  3. Cook on high 6-7 hours or low 8-9 hours.
  4. Before serving remove the chicken breasts from soup and shred, if needed, (sometimes they’ll just fall apart on their own, but sometimes they need some help). Return chicken to crock-pot, stir to combine.
  5. Top with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream!
  6. yummie!

Try and make the best of this yucky week we have ahead of us, and all of you East coasters stay safe.

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