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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is on my list of top easy and healthy dinners. So quick to whip out the crockpot, add ingredients and cook for 6 hours.

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 288 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped spring onions, cilantro or sliced jalapenos for garnish

Instructions

  1. In large, deep, saute pan, melt the butter.  After butter has melted, add in minced garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant (about 10 seconds).  Stir in flour, and whisk until smooth.

  2. Pour in chicken broth, and stir until combined.

  3. Add in chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and stir.

  4. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.  Pour diced tomatoes and diced green chiles on top of chicken.  Pour butter/garlic/chicken broth/spice mixture over chicken.  Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Remove chicken and dice into bite sized pieces.  Place back in slow cooker.  Add shredded cheese to slow cooker and stir until combined and melted.  Serve with chopped spring onions, cilantro and/or sliced jalapenos.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Melanie Makes