Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe is given a smokey, spicy kick with the addition of chipotle peppers, it’s simple, healthy & gluten free!

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Now that I’m back in school in the evenings, I’ve been trying to come up with recipes that I can easily take and microwave in our sweet little break room for dinner.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

I’ve found that soups and chilis work really well. I can make a big batch in the slow cooker on Monday, then take it for dinner all week.

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Yesterday I whipped up this scrumptious Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup. The chipotle pepper adds a little extra smokiness and spice to this already delicious soup.

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

I tossed all of my favorite toppings on this chicken tortilla soup! From tortilla strips and avocado, to cilantro and cheese, this soup is only complete when all of the delicious toppings are invited to the party!

Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

A big bowl of this chicken tortilla soup is perfect for dinner, or serve it in a cup on the side of Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos, Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos or Crispy Avocado Tacos.

After all, today is Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce (chopped) + 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)

Optional Toppings

  • 1 cup tortilla strips
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)
  • 1 lime (sliced into wedges)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 avocado (diced)

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and salt.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Rub this mixture on the chicken breast, then place in a large slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Pour the chicken broth and diced tomatoes over the chicken. Add the tomato paste, chipotle chili, diced onions and bell pepper.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high 3-4 hours.

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred.

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Place back in the slow cooker, then add the lime juice and cilantro.

Serve with tortilla strips, cheese, fresh cilantro, avocado and lime wedges.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Such a healthy, delicious, warm and comforting soup for fall!

Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Want more great slow cooker recipes? I’ve got a board for that! Check out “Slow Cooker Recipe Creations” on Pinterest!

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe is given a smokey, spicy kick with the addition of chipotle peppers, it's simple, healthy & gluten free!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 165 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce chopped + 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped

Optional Toppings

  • 1 cup tortilla strips
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chipotle powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and salt.
  2. Rub this mixture on the chicken breast, then place in a large slow cooker.
  3. Pour the chicken broth and diced tomatoes over the chicken.
  4. Add the tomato paste, chipotle chili and adobo sauce, diced onions and bell pepper.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high 3-4 hours.
  6. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred.
  7. Place back in the slow cooker, then add the lime juice and cilantro.
  8. Serve with your choice of tortilla strips, cheese, fresh cilantro, avocado or lime wedges for topping the soup.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided does not include the optional toppings.