Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Creamy, spicy, warm, and comforting creamy chicken tortilla soup all made in a crockpot! The best crockpot creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe!
We are days away from October which means soup season is upon us. I love soup season for so many reasons -- make delicious leftovers for a quick lunch, can sneak in a lot of vegetables, and are a warm and comforting meal.
If you have read Modern Honey for some time, you will know I have a strong love for my crockpot. It can do no wrong! It helps to create tender, flavorful meals with minimal work. What is there not to love? One of my favorite meals to make in a slow cooker is soup because you just have to throw everything into the crockpot, set it, and basically forget it.
I already shared my favorite chicken tortilla soup recipe on Modern Honey but I wanted to create a creamier version made in a slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfection and perfect for those busy weeknights...or just when you are feeling lazy. 🙂
This Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is full of all of the flavor ingredients -- onions, jalapenos, green chilies, Mexican spices, and salsa. I am a strong believer in layers of flavor so food isn't just one note. I want to keep you guessing!
This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of the most requested soups in our home. Everyone loves it! One of my favorite parts of this creamy tortilla soup is the toppings! I love topping it with homemade fried tortilla strips, creamy avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream. I also sprinkle on salt over the avocado and tortilla strips too.
How to make the Best Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup:
- There are two options for the onions. You can saute them in a skillet with a little bit of oil to make them less pungent and sweeter. The other option is to throw them into the slow cooker and let them cook low and slow with the rest of the ingredients. It is completely up to you!
- Use your favorite jarred salsa. I love to throw in some salsa into this soup instead of canned tomatoes because it is already bursting with flavor.
- Cook low and slow for the most tender chicken. If you are in a hurry, you can use chicken tenders and cook on high as well.
- When there are 30 minutes left on the clock, I like to add in the heavy cream, black beans, and pinto beans. Make sure to drain your beans so you don't end up with all of the liquid in the soup. The heavy cream adds a touch of creaminess to the soup and is so good!
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Here are my kitchen essentials for this recipe:
Crockpot Slow Cooker Crock-Pot SCCPVP600-S Smart-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker, Brushed Stainless Steel
Yum, yum, YUM!!! Our family loves this soup! I add corn and served with scoop tortilla chips. Thanks for another fantastic recipe that’s a crowd pleaser❤️
Will coconut cream work instead of heavy cream?
Love that this recipe is made in the crockpot. So easy to make and always turns out amazing!!!
I love this creamy version of one of our favorite soups....I always know my family will love this!
My daughters favorite, she is always asking for this. All your favorite Mexican food spices and ingredients in a soup. Amazing!!
This chicken tortilla soup recipe is THE BEST EVER! Every time it gets cold my family makes it without fail! Thanks for always providing such great recipes for us to try!
Do I dice the chicken before I throw it in the slow cooker or toss it in whole and shred it at the end?
I was looking up ideas for new things to make for dinner.These recipes i will be making all week.Thank You for sharing these meal ideas..
Hi—question on the chicken. Do you put the breasts in whole and shred it at the end? Or dice the chicken before cooking? The recipe just indicates chicken breasts, the in the picture the chicken appears diced. Thanks!
Donna A Pollock
I was wondering what I was going to make for dinner tonight......Well, I think I got my answer. This soup looks so delicious and I can't wait to eat some of this awesome looking soup. I live in California, right in the middle in fact and the weather is still a little warm here, but I cook dinner every night so my family is eating hot food one way or another. Thank you for this delicious recipe......happy eating y'all