Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This easy chicken soup recipe is made in the slow cooker and topped with crispy tortilla chips before serving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (about 10 ounces)

  • 2 cups stir-fry vegetables (yellow, green, and red peppers and onions)

  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup bag tortilla chips

  • 1 Sliced fresh jalapeño chile peppers (see Tip)


  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine tomatoes, water, chicken, frozen vegetables, broth and garlic. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours (see Tip).

  2. Top each serving with tortilla chips. If desired, sprinkle with chile peppers.


Tips: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g 47%
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 370IU 7%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 448mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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