Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup (Verde!)

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is super easy, healthy, and restaurant delicious!

This Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is warm, comforting, hearty, filling and deeply satisfying and BONUS, it’s SO easy; just chop, dump and simmer while the crockpot does all the work. This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with tender juicy shredded chicken, hearty cannellini beans, sweet corn, fire roasted tomatoes, kickin’ poblanos, and aromatic onions and garlic, seasoned to perfection in a tangy salsa verde broth. The layers of flavor all get topped with freshly squeezed lime juice, avocados, cilantro, sour cream and crispy, salty homemade BAKED Tortilla Strips for a new family favorite everyone will beg you to make again and again! This easy Tortilla Soup is ideal for weeknight dinners and always a crowd pleaser.

top up close of crockpot chicken torilla soup garnished with sour cream, avocados, cilantro and tortilla strips

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Most of you are probably familiar with Chicken Tortilla Soup but how about bright, tangy Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup?  I first posted this delectable soup years ago and thought it was time for a photo and info post update to entice you ALL to devour this favorite soup of mine. 

This Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is scrumdiddlyumptious (how have I been blogging this long and not yet used scrumdiddlyumptious??!) – seeping with all the flavors of my favorite Salsa Verde Honey  Lime Chicken Enchiladas – but in a soup!

This Chicken Tortilla Soup boasts a tangy, zesty salsa verde broth with a splash of refreshing lime and hint of honey all simmering with cumin, smoked paprika chili powder, chipotle powder, and oregano all melding together, seeping into the increasingly tender chicken, hearty white beans, corn, zucchini and poblano peppers.

This Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup gets topped with a pile of freshly baked tortilla strips – or you can top with store bought tortilla strips or tortilla chips – they are all delicious.  I personally like to go the homemade tortilla strips route because all you do to make them is cut the tortillas with your pizza cutter then bake for 10 minutes.  It makes me feel somewhat domestic when the soup is this easy.

To push the soup over the edge into deliciousness bliss, pile it high with all your favorite Mexican toppings – Mexican cheese, cilantro, avocado and sour cream.  You have just created  a soup so slurp worthy delicious, you will never need to order chicken tortilla soup at a restaurant again and so easy, you can toss it together even days after surgery (like I did in my original post). I hope you all love this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup like the below readers:

What readers are saying about this chicken tortilla soup recipe:

Made this tonight and LOVED it! Thank you!! – Melissa

I’ve made this soup half a dozen times now so I figured it was about time I let you know how much my whole family enjoys it! Thank you for another delicious recipe. Your recipes never disappoint! – Marie

Made this soup for the first day of 2017, and it is amaaaaaazing! All of your recipes are. Thanks so much for all your hard work! – Heather

This was a really delicious soup! My husband said it reminded him of his mother’s caldo (which is high praise). Thank you so much for sharing!! – Food, Faith and Other Fabulous Finds

Made this soup in the crockpot today, and it is DELICIOUS!…Thank you for an amazing, yummy and easy recipe! I LOVE SOUP! – Elizabeth

a bowl of healthy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

So how easy is this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup?  

When I first posted this tortilla soup, I had just had minor surgery and was sent home with a stash of strong pain meds but I try not to take strong medicine due to my kidneys so I was pretty uncomfortable and really fatigued – too fatigued for even cooking.

“Audible Gasp!”

Don’t worry, that all changed when I shuffled into my kitchen and threw some ingredients into my crockpot.

Don’t you just love the crockpot? With zero effort, my belly was filled with complex, comforting layered flavors of Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup that tasted like I had been slaving away for hours, when really, I was taking a nap.

Slow Cooker EASY Chicken Tortilla Soup – just what the doctor ordered when you’re fatigued, crazy busy or simply want to put your feet up and still enjoy a tantalizing bowl of hearty fiesta salsa verde soup.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP?

  • Chicken: this recipe calls for 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts that simmer directly in the crockpot – no need to sear or chop first (YAY for not handling raw chicken!).  You can substitute the chicken breasts for chicken thighs if you prefer. 
  • Salsa verde: this green salsa is used instead of enchilada sauce in traditional tortilla soup and boasts TONS of flavor. It is mildly tart, citrusy, bright, and tangy. It is is typically made of roasted tomatillos, serrano or jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro.  The ingredients are blended together to create a smooth salsa and left RAW, as opposed to green enchilada sauce which is cooked. You can use my spectacular homemade salsa verde recipe or salsa verde can be found in jars next to the other salsas at your grocery store. Make sure you use MILD salsa verde so there is wiggle room with the spice level.
    Onion:  use yellow onion for it’s punchy flavor. You may substitute the onion with ½ teaspoon onion powder.
  • Garlic Cloves: this recipe calls for 4 cloves of garlic but you are welcome to use more or less. You may also substitute the garlic with 1 ¼ teaspoons garlic powder.
  • Poblano Pepper: if you aren’t familiar with poblano peppers, you will love them! Poblano peppers boast a very mild heat, nothing like a jalapeno, so don’t be afraid of them!  They can be found next to the bell peppers at your grocery store. You may substitute with one chopped green bell pepper if that’s what you have on hand and add cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Zucchini: slice your zucchini on the thicker side because they take the shortest amount of time to cook.
  • Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes: these tomatoes boast a wonderful smoky flavor and are sweeter and less acidicy than regular diced tomatoes.  Most grocery stores carry them but if you can’t find them, then substitute regular diced tomatoes. 
  • Cannellini Beans: these are often referred to as white kidney beans because they are the same large shape. They are satisfyingly creamy, tender, and nutty. They are my favorite bean to use in combination with salsa verde but you may also substitute with pinto beans, kidney beans or black beans.
  • Canned Sweet Corn: I use canned corn for this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup for convenience but you may also use fresh corn. If you use frozen corn, at it at the end of cooking just to warm through.
  • Seasonings: This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup derives mega flavor from the salsa verde which is then enhanced by my typical cast of Mexican seasonings: chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper.
  • Chicken Broth:  use low sodium chicken broth so we can salt the soup ourselves.
showing how to make crockpot chicken tortilla soup by adding chicken, chicken broth, beans, corn, peppers to a slow cooker

How to Make Crockpot chicken Tortilla Soup

Remember when I said this Crockpot Tortilla Soup was EASY? I was NOT exaggerating! This tortilla soup is huge on flavor with minimal effort. To make:

  1. Add ingredients to slow cooker. Lightly grease slow cooker with cooking spray then add chicken, tomatoes, beans, corn, zucchini, poblano peppers, salsa verde, chicken broth and all seasonings. Give them a stir.
  2. Cook until chicken is tender. Cook tortilla soup on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. You’ll know your soup is done when the chicken easily shreds with a fork. If it’s not easily pulling away, cook on!
  3. Shred chicken. When chicken is tender, shred either directly in the crockpot or on a cutting board then return it to the slow cooker for at least 20 minutes so the flavorful broth can seep into every nook and cranny. This extra 20 minutes is soup changing.
  4. Toppings. Don’t underestimate the power of toppings! Chicken Tortilla Soup is 50% about the toppings in my opinion. While the soup is simmering, you can prep all of your favorite toppings.
  5. EAT. Spoon your soup into bowls and top with anything your heart desires from freshly squeezed lime juice, cheese, sour cream, avocados and of course your easy, homemade tortilla strips!

WHAT TOPPINGS FOR SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP?

While we’re on the subject of toppings, let’s dive a little deeper. Because who doesn’t want to dive deeper into cheesy, crispy toppings? The toppings for Chicken Tortilla Soup add flavor and texture and are an important element to the soup. I like to create a topping bar so everyone can load on their favorites of:

  • Tortilla Strips:  tortilla Strips are the tortilla in Chicken TORTILLA  Soup!  You can use store bought or homemade (recipe below) or crushed tortilla chips work great too.
  • Cheese:  I love how the cheese melts into the hot broth adding both body and flavor to the soup. I think both Monterrey and pepper Jack cheese pair particularly well with the salsa verde broth but you may also use cheddar. Please use freshly grated cheese for superior taste and melting ability.
  • Sour cream:  a must in my book! Sour cream adds a delightful, refreshing, creamy tang to the Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup and cuts through the robust flavors. You can also use fat free sour cream or Greek yogurt. 
  • Cilantro: if you’re a cilantro lover, you will love it in this tortilla soup! Chopped cilantro adds a fresh, zesty flair.
  • Lime Juice: you can use bottled juice or fresh lime juice to taste.
  • Avocado: chopped or sliced avocados add a wonderful creaminess.    To tell if an avocado is ripe, squeeze it gently. A ripe avocado should yield slightly to pressure but not feel overly soft.  If your avocados ripen before you are ready to use them, they can be stored in the refrigerator .
  • Pico de gallo:  a spoonful of  pico de gallo isn’t necessary but adds a depth of freshness I love.
top view of tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapenos, lime juice in a white bowl for the authentic pico de gallo recipe

HOW DO YOU MAKE TORTILLA STRIPS?

Making your own tortilla strips is SO easy and healthier because they are BAKED not fried. To make tortilla strips, all you need are corn tortillas, olive oil and salt to achieve crunchy, salty, tortilla chip results. They also don’t require any added time to the Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe because you can make them while the soup simmers.

To make tortilla strips:

  • Cut tortillas into ½ inch strips. I have found the easiest way to do this is to stack all the tortillas together then use a pizza cutter to cut them all at once. It literally takes 1-2 minutes to cut them all.
Showing How to Make Tortilla Strips for Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup by cutting corn tortillas on a cutting board with a pizza cutter
  • Grease baking sheet. Lightly spray a large baking sheet/jelly roll pan with cooking spray. If you don’t have a large jelly roll pan, then divide the tortilla strips into two pans so they aren’t touching.
  • Season tortilla strips. Add your tortilla strips to the pan and toss with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.  Arrange strips in a single layer and lightly season with freshly cracked salt.
Showing How to Make Tortilla Strips for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup by tossing tortilla strips with vegetable oil and lining on a baking sheet
  • Bake. Bake tortilla strips at 425 degrees F for 12-16 minutes or until light golden brown. They will get crunchier as they cool.
Showing How to Make Tortilla Strips for Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup by baking on baking sheet until golden

CAN I USE TORTILLA CHIPS IN EASY CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP?

You don’t have to make your own tortilla strips for Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, instead you can use crushed tortilla chips or purchase tortilla strips. Tortilla strips are usually located near/at the end of the produce aisles. You can also play with different flavors of tortilla chips such as lime, chipotle, etc.

CAN I USE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN IN CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP Recipe?

Absolutely! You will need approximately 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken and add it at the end of cooking, just to warm through, about 15 minutes on low.

CAN I ADD CHEESE TO CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP?

You can add cheese directly to the soup at the end of cooking like I do in my Cheesy Taco Soup to make CHEESY Chicken Tortilla Soup! In this particular soup, however, that is meant to be more brothy than creamy, I prefer to add to individual servings so it doesn’t get lost. 

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP CREAMY?

This Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made into CREAMY Chicken Tortilla Soup, much like my Creamy White Chicken Chili. You can make Chicken Tortilla Soup creamy 3 different ways:

  • add 4 oz. softened cream cheese at the end of cooking and stir until completely melted.   This is the method I use in my Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder and it is fabulous.
  • add part sour cream and part cream cheese OR part sour cream and part heavy cream at the end of cooking.
  • substitute 2 cups of the chicken broth with evaporated milk mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • adding cheese directly to the soup will also help make it creamy and thicker.

More Recipe Variations

In addition to make this chicken verde soup cheesy and creamy, you can also customize the veggies, consistency and flavor. Here’s how:

  • Use ground chicken.  Substitute the chicken breasts with ground chicken and brown it before adding to the crockpot. You could also use ground beef or ground turkey.
  • Swap beans.  You can use black beans, red kidney or pinto beans instead of cannellini beans, or use a combination.
  • Swap vegetables. Add any of your favorite veggies such as chayote, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, etc.
  • Add rice. Add 1 cup of long grain white rice to the crockpot the last hour of cooking on LOW. You can also add any cooked rice at the end of cooking.
  • Make it vegetarian. Omit the chicken and add an extra can of beans and vegetables.
top view of crockpot showing how to make slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

HOW DO I SPICE UP MY SLOW COOKER TORTILLA SOUP Recipe?

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup has a medium kick to it which I think will be perfect for most people. If you are very sensitive to spice or want to make this tortilla soup very kid friendly then substitute the poblano with a green bell pepper and omit the chipotle chile powder then add to taste.

If you aren’t sure how spicy to make your Chicken Tortilla Soup, I suggest starting with a ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder and add more to taste at the end. I use 1 teaspoon and it is spicy. You can also add heat with cayenne pepper or hot sauce. In all methods, start with a little and add more to taste at the END of cooking. Not everyone likes the same amount of heat, however, so I suggest offering hot sauce with the toppings so everyone can customize their own spice level.

HOW LONG DOES TORTILLA SOUP LAST?

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup tastes even better the next day!  It will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in your crockpot insert or an airtight container.  You may need to add a little water to the soup when reheating.

TIPS FOR EASY CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

  • Prep Soup Ahead. You can chop your onions, garlic, zucchini and poblano pepper ahead of time so you literally just have to dump and simmer when it comes time to make your soup. Alternatively, you can add all of the Chicken Tortilla Soup ingredients to the crockpot and store in the refrigerator until yous are ready to cook. This is a great method when you want to prep the soup at night and start cooking in the morning.
  • Prep Toppings Ahead. You can prep all your topping while yours soup is cooking so you can eat as soon as the chicken is done.
  • Consistency. I love chunky soups – the higher the ratio of chicken and veggies to broth the better – BUT the “chunkiness” of this Chicken Tortilla Soup is totally up to your personal preference.  For a less chunky soup, simply add additional chicken broth.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH crockpot CHICKEN verde soup

MAKE AHEAD chicken verde soup

The prep work for this Crockpot Chicken Verde Soup can be done ahead of time so that all that’s left to do is turn on the crockpot. To save time:

  • Assemble soup: Add all of the ingredients to the crockpot. Cover and remove the ceramic insert and store in the refrigerator overnight.  
  • Make tortilla strips: Can be made days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Prep Toppings: Chop cilantro, jalapenos etc.

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • Stove: Reheat large batches on the stove over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally – about 10 minutes.
  • Microwave: Transfer individual servings to a microwave-safe dish and cover with a microwave-safe lid or paper towel. Microwave for 90 seconds, stir, then continue to microwave at 30-second intervals, if needed.
  • Crockpot: Cook on low for 1-2 hour until heated through.
top view showing toppings for crockpot chicken tortilla soup of sour cream, cilantro, limes and cheese

HOW TO FREEZE CROCKPOT CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP:

Chicken Tortilla Soup freezes and reheats beautifully as long as you keep the tortilla strips separate and don’t add any dairy products to the main soup (just add them to your individual portions).

  1. Cool. Cool Chicken Tortilla Soup completely before freezing.
  2. Package soup in a freezer safe container.  You can use sandwich size plastic bags for individual soup portions, quart size bags or freezer bags.  To easy fill these bags, place them in a container that you can wrap the top around the edge of – for example, place a sandwich size bag in a mug then cuff the edges around the mug.  This keeps the bag open and prevents it from collapsing when you are pouring in your Chicken Tortilla Soup.   Final packaging tip, make sure to let out any excess air before you seal.
  3. Label. Make sure to label your bags so it doesn’t’ become a freezer mystery.  You also want to label so you can be sure to use your soup within 3 months.
  4. Freeze. Once cooled and labeled you are ready to freeze your Chicken Tortilla Soup. Once the bag is solid you can lay it flat in a single layer so it’s stackable to save space.
  5. Thaw/Reheat. The easiest way to thaw your soup is in your refrigerator overnight then reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

If you forget to thaw your soup beforehand or are hit with a need-Chicken Tortilla Soup-now craving then you can defrost the soup in the microwave.  Transfer frozen soup into a microwave-safe container, partially cover and microwave for 2-3 increments, until the soup has become slushy, stirring in between so it thaws evenly.

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Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup is warm, comforting, hearty, filling and deeply satisfying and BONUS, it's SO easy; just chop, dump and simmer while the crockpot does all the work. This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with tender juicy shredded chicken, hearty cannellini beans, sweet corn, fire roasted tomatoes, kickin’ poblanos, and aromatic onions and garlic, seasoned to perfection in a tangy salsa verde broth. The layers of flavor all get topped with freshly squeezed lime juice, avocados, cilantro, sour cream and crispy, salty homemade BAKED Tortilla Strips for a new family favorite everyone will beg you to make again and again! This easy Tortilla Soup is ideal for weeknight dinners and always a crowd pleaser.
Servings: 6 -8
Total Time: 8 hrs
Cook Time: 8 hrs

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Ingredients

Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breasts
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups Homemade Salsa Verde or storebought
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can can sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes,
  • 1 zucchini peeled, sliced thick and quartered
  • 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ - 1 teaspoon chipotle powder

Toppings

  • 6 6” corn tortillas
  • pepper Jack, Monterrey, sharp cheddar
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • lime juice
  • hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken to the bottom of your slow cooker followed by all of the Tortilla Soup Ingredients.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. When chicken is tender, shred and return to slow cooker for at least 20 minutes on low.
  • When ready to serve, taste soup and add additional salt, pepper, honey, lime, chipotle powder/hot sauce to taste. Top individual bowls with tortilla strips and any desired toppings.

Tortilla Strips

  • While the soup is cooking, make the tortilla strips. Cut tortillas into 1/2-inch strips. (I stack them all together and use my pizza cutter.)
  • Light spray a large baking sheet/jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Add tortilla strips and toss with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Arrange strips in a single layer and lightly season with freshly cracked salt.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-16 minutes or until light golden brown.

Notes

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • *Spice Level:  You can start with a little chipotle powder and add more to taste at the end. I use 1 teaspoon and it is spicy.
  • Rotisserie Chicken: You can substitute chicken breasts with shredded rotisserie chicken.   You will need approximately 3 cups and add it at the end of cooking, just to warm through, about 15 minutes on low.
  • Consistency: I love chunky soups – the higher the ratio of chicken and veggies to broth the better – BUT the “chunkiness” of this Chicken Tortilla Soup is totally up to your personal preference.  For a less chunky soup, simply add additional chicken broth.
  •  
  • Tortilla Strips:  You don't have to make your own tortilla strips, you can use crushed tortilla chips or purchase tortilla strips. Tortilla strips are usually located near/at the end of the produce aisles. You can also play with different flavors of tortilla chips such as lime, chipotle, etc.
  • Storage: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup tastes even better the next day!  It will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in your crockpot insert or an airtight container.  You may need to add a little water to the soup when reheating.
  • Prep Ahead: You can chop your onions, garlic, zucchini and poblano pepper ahead of time so you literally just have to dump and simmer when it comes time to make your soup. Alternatively, you can add all of the Chicken Tortilla Soup ingredients to the crockpot and store in the refrigerator until yous are ready to cook. This is a great method when you want to prep the soup at night and start cooking in the morning.
  • Prep Toppings Ahead: You can prep all your topping while yours soup is cooking so you can eat as soon as the chicken is done.

HOW TO FREEZE

Chicken Tortilla Soup freezes and reheats beautifully as long as you keep the tortilla strips separate and don’t add any dairy products to the main soup (just add them to your individual portions).
  1. Cool. Cool Chicken Tortilla Soup completely before freezing.
  2. Package soup in a freezer safe container.  You can use sandwich size plastic bags for individual soup portions, quart size bags or freezer bags.  To easy fill these bags, place them in a container that you can wrap the top around the edge of – for example, place a sandwich size bag in a mug then cuff the edges around the mug.  This keeps the bag open and prevents it from collapsing when you are pouring in your Chicken Tortilla Soup.   Final packaging tip, make sure to let out any excess air before you seal.
  3. Label. Make sure to label your bags so it doesn’t’ become a freezer mystery.  You also want to label so you can be sure to use your soup within 3 months.
  4. Freeze. Once cooled and labeled you are ready to freeze your Chicken Tortilla Soup. Once the bag is solid you can lay it flat in a single layer so it’s stackable to save space.
  5. Defrost/Reheat. The easiest way to thaw your soup is in your refrigerator overnight then reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.  If you forget to thaw your soup beforehand or are hit with a need-Chicken Tortilla Soup-now craving then you can defrost the soup in the microwave.  Transfer frozen soup into a microwave-safe container, partially cover and microwave for 2-3 increments, until the soup has become slushy, stirring in between so it thaws evenly.
 

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22 Comments

  1. Melissa Jacobs says

    Made this tonight (1/14/19) and LOVED it! Thank you!!

    • Jen says

      Awesome Melissa! I’m so pleased it was a hit, thank you!

  2. Heather says

    Made this soup for the first day of 2017, and it is amaaaaaazing! All of your recipes are. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

    • Jen says

      Happy 2017 Heather! I am so happy you loved this soup! Thank you for trying my recipes, I love hearing you are loving them!

  3. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds says

    This was a really delicious soup! My husband said it reminded him of his mother’s caldo (which is high praise). Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Jen says

      Thank you for such high praise, I am so happy you enjoyed it!!

  4. Elizabeth says

    Made this soup in the crockpot today, and it is DELICIOUS! Feeling a cold come on, so this is perfect. Thank you for an amazing, yummy and easy recipe! I LOVE SOUP!

    • Jen says

      Hi Elizabeth, I am so thrilled you loved this soup! Thank you so much for letting me know! I hope it helps fight off your cold so you can have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Marie says

    I’ve made this soup half a dozen times now so I figured it was about time I let you know how much my whole family enjoys it! Thank you for another delicious recipe. Your recipes never disappoint!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for the highest compliment that my “recipes never disappoint” – I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! I am so glad you and your family are loving this recipe!

  6. Angie K says

    Your recipes are always amazing, but I’m afraid they don’t hold a candle… to YOU!!!!! Your attitude is beyond inspiring – thank you for sharing so much about your journey, struggles, and faith! The Lord puts those who love him through hardships so that we will hopefully emerge even stronger in our faith — I love reading about how this has happened in your life time and time again! Thank you for your testimony, Jen! (Oh yeah, and the delicious recipes!! XD)

    • Jen says

      Oh Angie, you are too kind!!! Thank you so much for making my day! It can be hard to know how much “personal” to share, so thank you so much for letting me know you appreciate it! Everyone has struggles and trials, but I hope that by sharing others will feel they are not alone in their hardships. Thanks again Angie, you are wonderful! xoxox Jen

  7. Denise Kimberley says

    When I jumped to the recipe it says CRACKPOT not CROCKPOT…..LOL

    Looks DELISH!!! Can’t wait to try making it. You’re AWESOME 🙂

    • Jen says

      I guess that’s an accurate name too – LOL! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  8. Kimberly says

    Made this tonight in the Instant Pot – just dumped everything in including 2 large frozen chicken breasts, set it for 13 minutes at high pressure and walked away. When it was done I shredded the chicken and dinner was ready. SO GOOD! The whole family loved it and I will be making this on repeat. xoxo

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Kim! That is amazing it just took 13 minutes in your Instant Pot – I am definitely trying that next time! I’m so happy it’s a new fav! xo

  9. Candace says

    I made this last night and it was a big hit for the family. I will say I added and removed certain things but mostly stayed true to the recipe. I had a few leftover potatoes that I threw in, and they never really got tender. I think the acidity in the salsa prevented the potatoes from cooking, they were a pretty small dice, so I was surprised. Luckily I had been using the slow cooker function in the instant pot and just used the pressure cooker function for 2 minutes. Just a heads up to anyone who likes to dump whatever is in the pantry 🙂

    • Jen says

      I’m so happy this Crockpot Tortilla Soup was a hit, thanks Candace! And thanks for the heads-up about the potatoes – that’s so odd so thanks for sharing!

  10. Erin Simard says

    I have everything but the poblano pepper. Is that OK if I leave that out?

    • Jen says

      Absolutely! You can substitute with a bell pepper or just leave out altogether.

  11. Kelly says

    I messed the recipe up and it is still fabulous. I wss about to dump my jar of salsa verde in…and saw it was over a year out of date! So cheap jarred salsa went in, but it’s still super tasty. I can only imagine how much better it is with homemade salsa and homemade tortilla strips! Thanks again for another great recipe.

    • Jen says

      Good catch on your salsa verde! I’m so pleased you still loved the recipe. It is definitely one of our favs!

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