Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup is the traditional Halloween night meal at our house.  A nice warm bowl of homemade soup before the trick or treaters head out into the chilly night.

Except this year, there won’t be any trick or treaters leaving our house only coming to our house. But Jim and I are dressing up but don’t worry, we’re not going trick or treating.  We never dress up but we are this year!  Can’t wait to show you how cute we are.

And we will still be having soup for dinner.

Halloween day tends to be a pretty crazy and hectic day.  Usually full of parties at school and various places.  Today’s recipe is the perfect  meal for those crazy busy and chilly days.  Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup.  Just get it going first thing in the morning and come home to dinner!

I’ve made a few tweaks to the recipe but I believe the original came from  101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker.  My sister in law got it at a crock pot class at church and sent it on.

I had some left over shredded chicken in the freezer that I used but you could also use rotisserie chicken.  I put everything except for the chicken into the crock pot and let it cook on high for about 4-5 hours.  You can also cook it on low for 6-8 hours.  I added the chicken about 30 minutes before serving, just so it would heat through.  I don’t like to have the chicken in there the whole time because I think it changes the texture of the chicken.

So just throw everything but the chicken into the crock pot, turn it on and leave!!  So easy!

Our favorite thing to serve soup with on Halloween night is this – Herbed Oatmeal Bread.  The perfect addition.

So what are you having for dinner Halloween night???

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 C shredded chicken
  • 1 12 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can corn
  • 1/2 C onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 C water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. dried cilantro or 3 Tbsp fresh

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in crock pot.
  • Cover and cook low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  • Add in cooked chicken 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese and black olives.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Janette says:

    Looks yummy! Perfect for Halloween night -

  2. 2

    We usually have bought pizza as I’m usually frazzled! But this looks like a great idea to make in the crock pot.
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  3. 3
    Carole Lee says:

    Leigh Anne, you need to change the times in the printable recipe to 4-5 hours on high and 6-8 hours on low (transposed from your instructions above).

  4. 4
    marti says:

    Our Halloween tradition is chili and spiced cider! Your soup sounds delicious. Can’t wait to see your costumes.

  5. 5
    Raejean says:

    This sounds so good, especially since our temperatures are down to the 80′s! I shared your link in my Friday Favorites.
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  6. 6
    Karen says:

    I have nearly the same recipe and we LOVE it. Mine isn’t a crock pot version though so now I can try this. THANKS.
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  7. 7
    Yvonne says:

    I just ‘pinned’ this on my Recipes I Would Like To Try board on Pinterest…looks like a great cold day soup!
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  8. 8
    Kim says:

    I am going to try a chili recipe for Halloween this year. But this soup looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it! I LOVE using my crock pot!

  9. 9
    kelly says:

    this is my favorite dinner! i bought some tortilla soup at costco for busy nights and it was nothing like making this soup! missing kiddos at halloween too!

  10. 10
    Leslie says:

    This was tonight’s dinner and it was a hit. Thanks for sharing!
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  11. 11
    valarie says:

    So, I have made a verison of this with frozen chicken. Just but the frozen chicken breasts on the bottom of the crock pot and add the rest. About 15 minutes before, I want to serve, I pull out chicken breasts, they just fall apart or pull part to make it shredded and then, back in for 10 minutes. It is always a heat.

  12. 12
    Melanie says:

    I made this soup this weekend, and it was fabulous! I had some leftover grilled chicken to put in it, which i just threw in in the last 30 minutes or so. Wonderful recipes, and thanks for sharing it with us!

  13. 13
    lisa says:

    We tried this for dinner tonight. I was a little worried with my uber picky eaters that we would be finding something as a back up. THEY LOVED IT. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. 14
    Lee Ann says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you. :)
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    Bailey says:

    My husband and I had it tonight, and it was yummy! So nice to throw together at lunch, go back to work, and come home to a finished dinner. Used a can of the roasted tomatoes and thought it was a nice touch. Thanks for the recipe!

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