Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cindy Puga

By
@cmpuga

This is a great chicken soup to throw into your crock pot and have a great meal when you come home at the end of a long day!


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

6 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs or combo (i prefer combo)
salt and pepper to taste
2 clove
garlic crushed or minced
1 medium
onion diced
1/2 medium
bell pepper diced
1/2 stalk(s)
celery rib chopped
1
whole serrano chile (optional)(dice for more spicy soup)
2 tsp
ground cumin
1 box
32 oz chicken broth
2 Tbsp
oil (i prefer canola)
1 can(s)
14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice (for spicy flavor can substitute 1 can rotel tomatoes and green chilies)
1/4 bunch
fresh cilantro leaves chopped and added to soup 10 minutes prior to serving

OPTIONAL ADD-INS TO EACH BOWL OF SOUP

1
handful tortilla chips, hand crushed or 1 plain corn tortilla
1 Tbsp
grated cheese (any kind is fine - monterrey jack is my choice)
1 Tbsp
sour cream to taste
1 Tbsp
avocado diced into chunks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Turn on crock pot to high to warm. I spray non stick cooking spray to sides and bottom or use a crock pot liner for easy cleanup. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cumin, tomatoes, and broth. Add serrano(optional)
2
Add oil to pan and sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken. Brown chicken on both sides. Once brown (about 5-8 minutes each side)with no pink outside, transfer to crock pot on top of other ingredients. Stir and water to 1 inch from the top of the crock pot and cover.
3
Cook in crock pot on high for 4 hours or cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4
Just before serving, remove chicken from soup and cut into smaller bite size pieces and return to soup. Add cilantro and cover for 10 minutes.
5
This is a healthy chicken soup when served as is. Sprinkle a few tortilla chips or if you prefer to go lean, cut up a corn tortilla into small bite size pieces and add to your hot soup.
6
Additional optional add-in ingredients include grated cheese, diced avocado, sour cream. Of course these all add to the caloric count of this soup. Hope you enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy