Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup – Freezer Meal

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Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Tracy

Looking for a low fat, yet delicious idea for dinner tonight? This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is it! Prep it as a freezer meal or put everything into the crockpot tonight and enjoy.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

When the weather is chilly, there is nothing quite like a nice bowl of soup to warm you up from the inside out.  This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is made in the slow cooker and can be made today or it can be one that you prep ahead of time and toss in the freezer.   Personally, I love freezer meals!  There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning and having dinner started in about 2 minutes…all before coffee…no thinking required 🙂

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This easy crockpot Chicken Tortilla soup recipe is prepped in about 5 minutes, then it cooks all day in the slow cooker making the chicken nice and tender.  Cooking the soup in the crockpot also allows all the ingredients to simmer together to maximize the flavor. I love using my slow cooker!

Slow cooker meals are fantastic for busy families for several reasons:

  1. Convenience: All you need to do is prepare the ingredients, toss them into the slow cooker, set the cooking time and temperature, and let the appliance do the work. This convenience is a lifesaver for busy families who may not have the time or energy to cook elaborate meals after a long day.
  2. Time-Saving: Slow cookers are designed to cook food over a long period of time, typically several hours. This means you can start a meal in the morning before leaving for work or other commitments, and come home to a fully cooked, hot meal in the evening.
  3. Minimal Hands-On Time: Unlike stovetop or cooking in the oven, slow cooker meals require very little active involvement. Once you’ve assembled the ingredients and set the cooker, you can go about your day without worrying about stirring, checking, or adjusting the heat.
  4. Versatility: Slow cookers can handle a wide variety of dishes, from soups and stews to roasts, casseroles, and even desserts.
  5. Tender and Flavorful Results: The slow cooking process allows flavors to develop and ingredients to become tender and succulent. Tough cuts of meat, for example, break down and become incredibly tender when cooked slowly, resulting in delicious and satisfying meals.
  6. Batch Cooking and Leftovers: Slow cookers are great for preparing larger quantities of food. This means you can cook in batches and store leftovers for later meals, reducing the need to cook every day. Leftovers can also be repurposed into new dishes, minimizing food waste.
  7. Budget-Friendly: Slow cooker meals often make use of affordable ingredients such as beans, lentils, root vegetables, and tougher cuts of meat. This can help families save money on groceries while still enjoying nourishing meals.
  8. Healthier Choices: Slow cooker meals often require less oil and fat since the long cooking process extracts and melds flavors without needing excessive added fats. Plus, cooking at home allows you to control the quality of ingredients, which can lead to healthier meals.
  9. Less Cleanup: Since slow cooker recipes usually involve just one pot, cleanup is generally easier and quicker compared to using multiple pots and pans for a complex meal.
  10. Warm and Ready: Slow cookers often have a “keep warm” setting that maintains the meal at a safe temperature after it’s done cooking.
WW Chicken Tortilla Soup

I put that this soup recipe makes 8 servings, and they are hearty servings, so you may end up with leftovers…which always makes me happy!  I love easy lunches for the next day! In fact, my friend and I make healthy lunches in batches for each other weekly, and this one is always in the rotation!

If you happen to follow WW like we do – you will be happy to know that this soup is ZERO WW points.

Fat Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

Now, here is my Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is a healthy slow cooker recipe that can be prepped as a freezer meal or you can make this Chicken Tortilla soup for dinner tonight.
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Course: Lunch/Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, healthy, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Tracy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 24 oz stewed tomatoes 1 can – you can use diced tomatoes as well
  • 15 oz corn 1 can
  • 10 oz original Ro*tel 1 can
  • 3-4 cups low sodium chicken broth depending on how thick you want your soup
  • 15 oz black beans 1 can
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers sliced – I used red
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Sour cream, shredded cheese and tortilla chips to garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Place all the items into the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low
  • If making the meal ahead of time, label freezer bag and then place all ingredients into the freezer bag and toss in the freezer until ready for use
  • At least 30 minutes before serving remove the chicken and shred it with two forks
  • Place the chicken back in the slow cooker
  • Top with Sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips if desired
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*I recommend cooking for 8 hours from frozen

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1358IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg
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I hope you enjoy this Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe as much as we do! 

My whole family enjoyed this easy soup recipe, and I loved that it was simple to make and very low in fat!  Just watch how many chips and how much cheese you top yours with 😉

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8 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup – Freezer Meal

  1. Thanks for sharing this as it looks so good and so easy. It is so convenient to be able to get something right out of the freezer in the morning and have dinner ready later. Takes some stress out of busy days.

  2. Every Monday, my teen’s best friend comes for dinner and I’m always looking for new things to make. This will be made next week!

  3. This soup sounds so good love to try making them for my family its been cold so they would really enjoy them.

  4. This is very different from mine but I think I will try it this way next time I make it. It really sounds good.

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