The Ultimate Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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The Ultimate Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup filled with tex-mex vegetables, chicken and fresh cilantro. This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is easy to make, delicious and one of my favorite fall soup recipes! A simple healthy dinner recipe that everyone will go crazy over!

Our family loves tex-mex flavors, I’d have an IV of it if I could. If you’re like us and love those flavors I’d highly recommend trying my Mexican Chopped Salad with Poblano Dressing or my Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa.

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

One of my families favorite soups to have in the cooler months is Chicken Tortilla Soup! I make mine a little different than most because I LOAD it with veggies. All of the good flavors from the broth soak into the vegetables and cause them to be irresistible. Trust me. I have friends that make this recipe solely to give their kids veggies. haha. I usually make my tortilla soup on the stovetop, but I decided to change it up today.

Today we are going CREAMY and making it in the Crockpot! So, this once easy recipe is made even easier. You literally just throw everything into the Crockpot and call it a day!

Easy Peasy! You’re welcome!

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What is Chicken Tortilla Soup?

Tortilla soup is a classic Mexican soup made with a tomato or chicken base and usually has ingredients like corn and beans. Typically it is topped with cheese, avocado, jalapeños and/or tortilla strips.

How to make Chicken Tortilla Soup Creamy?

To make this soup creamy, normally you would add milk or a heavy cream. This would make the broth creamy. However in this recipe, I went dairy free so I added full fat coconut milk to the broth. Whenever I add coconut milk to a soup I always take out 1 cup of the soup broth and add it to a blender with the coconut milk to emulsify it. I find the coconut milk doesn’t separate as much when I do this.

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How to make Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup?

  1. To a crock pot add, chicken breast, diced onions, garlic, zucchini, squash, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder and diced fire roasted tomatoes. Season with salt & pepper and add chicken broth. Stir to mix everything together.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred using two forks or chop with a knife.
  4. Remove one cup of the broth and place in a blender with coconut milk. Blend until milk and broth no longer separate, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken back into the crock pot along with corn, lime juice, cilantro and coconut milk mixture.
  6. Cook an additional 15 minutes on HIGH in the crock pot.
  7. Serve.

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After making this Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup I’m gonna have a hard time deciding between the two versions I have. I love the creaminess of this one. And just in case you’re wondering… if you can taste the Coconut Milk in the broth, the answer is NO. It adds a slight sweetness to the soup, but that is balanced out by the acid from the lime juice and salt. We topped ours with avocado and tortilla chips. 

I love how easy this recipe is! There is no sautéing, searing or browning. Just put everything in the crockpot, including the whole chicken breasts and let the Crockpot do it’s magic. You’re going to absolutely love this recipe!

Bon Appetit friends!

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Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hr 15 min
  • Total Time: 3 hr 25 min
  • Yield: 10-12 1x
  • Category: Crockpot, Chicken, Soup, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Kid Friendly, Fall Recipes
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

The Ultimate Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup  – easy to make, delicious and one of my favorite fall soup recipes! A simple healthy dinner recipe filled with all your favorite tex-mex flavors!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 cups of Low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1 large yellow squash, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 28 oz. can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 14 oz. full fat coconut milk

Instructions

  1. To a crock pot add, chicken breast, diced onions, garlic, zucchini, squash, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder and diced fire roasted tomatoes. Season with salt & pepper and add chicken broth. Stir to mix everything together.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the crock pot and shred using two forks or chop with a knife.
  4. Remove one cup of the broth and place in a blender with coconut milk. Blend until milk and broth no longer separate, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken back into the crock pot along with corn, lime juice, cilantro and coconut milk mixture.
  6. Cook an additional 15 minutes on HIGH in the crock pot.
  7. Serve.
  8. Optional toppings: diced avocado, cheese (Cheddar or Queso Fresco) or tortilla chips


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 201 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg

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