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Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker

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I love ordering Chicken Tortilla soup when we eat out, which isn’t very often. I had never made it at home so I thought I would see what I could come up with. I did a google search and found a recipe I liked at The Pioneer Woman. I adapted it a bit like we all do 😉 I think you should be able to substitute one for another depending one what you have on hand in your pantry.

You’ll need:
2 – 3  cooked chicken breasts shredded
homemade taco seasoning
large canned tomatoes
small can Rotel with diced chilies
1/4 cup red pepper (I had red on hand)
1/4 cup orange pepper (I had orange on hand)
1/2 cup diced red onion (I had red on hand)
2 cloves garlic minced
4  cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1 small can tomato paste
2 cups or can of black beans
diced onions, sour cream, and cheese for topping if desired

Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle with taco seasoning.

Bake at 375 F in a preheated oven for 30 minutes depending on the size of the breasts. Mine were medium (I wish ~ giggle) so it took about 25 minutes to cook through. You can cook your breasts any way you like. This gave them great extra flavor.

Let cool and cut or shred into small pieces.

In your slow cooker add onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and beans.

Add the chicken.

Add the 2 tablespoons or one pre-mixed package of taco seasoning.

Add chicken broth. I had to defrost mine first. Add water.

Mix in the tomato paste. It gives the soup a rich flavor.

You can top your soup with these.

The soup was delicious with or without any added toppings. It was pretty spicy. If you want less spice omit the Rotel tomatoes. We love the kick the Rotel tomatoes give 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker”

  1. Rosey says:

    Slow cooker recipes is the only thing I’ll miss about cold weather. 🙂

    I’m visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

  2. Katherines Corner says:

    Just a minute let me grab a spoon! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    I love that this awesome recipe can be cooked in the slow cooker, it is awesome! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. Julie says:

    Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

  5. Trinity says:

    This looks so yummy! I will try this very soon.

  6. Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says:

    Super YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade says:

    Thanks for sharing with us at “In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party”

  8. Lisa says:

    This looks SO good, friend! And, it can be made in the crockpot which is an extra bonus! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I look forward to seeing what you shared this week!

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