Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Its September and school has already been in session for over a week now so I can post a soup recipe without going too much against my self-imposed rule of no fall recipes until it’s technically fall. Plus the slow cooker does wonders when it comes to saving time and still making healthy family recipes during the school week. I made one of my faves, but a slightly different variation than normal with a few time saving ingredients.
I am one of those people that can eat soup year round so I don’t really consider this a seasonal recipe per-se, but soups tend to be more popular in the fall and especially winter. It doesn’t really feel like fall here in Vegas until late November, it’s hard to think about jeans and sweaters and such when it was 103 deg F today!! HOT.
BUT since most of the country is starting to have slightly cooler weather, I figured I would make a more fall-ish recipe since I made a more summery one earlier this week. Balance right?
The best part of this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is all the toppings. Every time we go out for Mexican food I always order the tortilla soup to see how they make and garnish it. My kids love chicken tortilla soup as well, although they call it “chip soup” because of the amount of chips they like to add to it. I have had brothier chicken tortilla soups and thicker. I prefer inbetween which is what this soup is.
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 container Pomi chopped tomatoes ( 26 ounces)
- 2 packages of Market Classics Spicy Tortilla Soup mix
- 12 cups water
- 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced
- Green onion, diced
- Shredded cheese ( Jack, Cheddar, Manchego etc)
- Tortilla chips, broken into pieces
- Hot sauce ( such as Cholula)
I cut back the water by 2 cups since I added in the tomatoes and to make it a thicker soup. If a thinner soup is desired use 14 cups of water.
Yummy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup. For when you want a fall comfort meal without turning on the oven or using the stove. This helps me when its still 100 deg out, no heating up the inside of my house too!