Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This easy crockpot chicken tortilla soup is so delicious and so easy it literally cooks itself!

Always crowd pleaser

You can serve it for dinner, lunch or even take it on the go. It makes a great take-to-work lunch so we usually make a big batch so there’s plenty of leftovers. We actually find this to be a perfect soup to take to tailgates during football season too!

Make it spicy or mild

This chicken tortilla soup is simple yet full of flavor and everyone seems to always loves it. You can add extra heat if you like spice or keep it mild if that’s what you prefer.

This crockpot chicken tortilla soup is super easy to make.

Don’t let the long list of ingredient intimidate you; it’s all stuff you’ll likely already have on hand.

Time Saving Tip

Pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken to cut down the cook time.

Do you need to use the Bear Creek Tortilla Soup starter?

No, you don’t have to. It is just a time saver but it can be expensive so if you’d rather, you can use a blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder to taste.

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  • 1. Put all ingredients minus the cheddar cheese and sour cream into your crockpot. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  • 2. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove and shred it.
  • 3. Put the chicken back in the crockpot; stir in the sour cream and cheese and then it's ready to serve. Add optional green chilis and pepper flakes to taste.
  • 4. Flavor with fresh-squeezed lime juice to taste and top with tortilla strips.