Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Tips
Can you use other kinds of chicken in slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup?
Definitely! Chicken thighs are a fast, easy, and juicy substitute for chicken breasts. You can also use store-bought rotisserie chicken or any leftover chicken you have on hand.
What else can you put in slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup?
To make this soup extra hearty, toss in chopped bell peppers. To make it spicy, add green chiles or a chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper. If you want even more heat, add the sauce from 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, or increase the amount of chili powder or ground cumin. We suggest adding just a little extra seasoning at first, then increasing more as desired.
What can you serve with slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup?
Garnish each serving with crumbled tortilla chips or tortilla strips, chopped avocado, jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, lime wedges or a dollop of sour cream. This soup is delicious served with buttery cornbread
or your favorite Mexican side dish
How should you store leftover slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup?
Store this soup (without toppings or garnishes) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 to 7 days. Or, store in the freezer for up to 6 months—just be sure to follow our pro tips for freezing soup
. If you liked this slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe, try more of our slow-cooker soup recipes
. —Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1 cup: 176 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 725mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.