SOUP Day—Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup --yummy

Chicken Tortilla Soup --yummy

I am on a mission for the next couple of weeks!  That is nothing unusual though.  Having a mission in life is a good thing.  I have to present four twenty minute talks to about two hundred freshmen parents.  The topic is feeding hungry teenagers with good healthy food and doing it quickly.  What popped  in my mind first was the crockpot.  You have to use this if you walk through the door at 6:00 PM and the teens are demanding food at 6:01PM.  This is a recipe that I have used many many times .  The name says soup, but to me it is more like a stew.  To make it more of a soup add more tomato sauce.  Try it when you are in a time crunch it will be a hit!!

Chicken Tortilla Soup (Stew)

  • 4 chicken breast
  • 2 15 oz. cans of black beans                                                                 

    Here is what you need

    Here is what you need

  • 2 15 oz. cans of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa ( I used the whole jar)
  • 4 oz. chopped green chilies
  • 1 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • Tortilla chips
  • Monterey Jack cheese


 Put all the ingredients except tortilla chips and cheese into the crockpot.  Cook on low for about 8 hours. Just before serving take out the chicken and shred with a fork.  Place back in the crockpot.  In a bowl place chips with cheese and ladle soup on top.  This makes about 10 servings.  You can easily half the recipe.  The shredded chicken is great in chicken quesadillas . 


Using a liner saves on clean up

Using a liner saves on clean up










Remove chicken from the crockpot

Remove chicken from the crockpot


Shred with a fork

Shred with a fork and add back to crock pot

Cube or shred cheese

Cube or shred cheese

Add chips and cheese .  Then ladle in the soup!

Add chips and cheese . Then ladle soup!



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Filed under Cheese, Chicken, Crock Pot, easy, healthy, quick, Soup, Tortilla Soup

23 responses to “SOUP Day—Chicken Tortilla Soup

  1. Looks very good! I did not know about crockpot liners, I will have to look for them!

  2. theteachercooks

    Thanks for stopping by. The liners are a great time saver.

  3. Jennifer Pham

    This recipe looks delicious. I think that it would be a great recipe to try out. Thank You!! 🙂

  4. Carly Hart

    This looks delicious! My mom would definitely enjoy an easy recipe that she can prepare for us! Thanks for posting!

  5. Becca

    This looks so good!! :]

  6. ariel smith

    this looks super yummy (: i’m definatiely gonna make this.

  7. taylor roddy

    looks great! definately considering making this at home. my family would love it.

  8. Allie

    This is one of my favorite soups actually, though we rarely have it. Makes me Hungry just thinking about it, and I had no idea that crockpot liners existed, I’ll have to invest in a few of those.

  9. Erin

    They have this kind of soup at Chili’s during the summer and my mom loves it. I’m sure she would love to make this at home. Thanks!

  10. alina marie!* (:

    This food looks amazinggg!* (:
    Im gonna cook up a storm when i get home!* (:

  11. jessica NOBLE

    We often use the crockpot at home my mom just loves to leave a meal in there and head off to work without worries that the food wont be cooked.. This is another great idea for us to use at home.

  12. Ashley Maryniak

    I never knew that there were crockpot liners! It would help with cleaning when we make food in our crockpot at home! Well this recipe looks delicioius. Thanks for posting it! 🙂

  13. Becca Ash

    It’s so simple yet unknown that you can alter a recipie just a LITTLE bit to meet your needs or preferences. Such as adding more tomato sauce makes it more like a soup as opposed to a stew!

  14. Ana Negrete

    this recipe looks really good! especially if we dont have a lot of time to make a meal.

  15. Isata

    i didnt know that just before you serve it you have to take out the chicken and shred it with a fork and place it back in the crockpot.

  16. ashley

    have never even heard of this before! love the ingredients, i gotta try this.

  17. Ashley Kendrick

    I had no idea there were Slow Cooker Liners! That would make everything a lot easier.

  18. Evan major

    I didnt know you had to use two cans of black beans

  19. Yummy!! I am going to make this for sure. I love anything with black beans. Thank you, Mrs., for sharing your cooking secrets.

  20. I don’t have a crockpot. And while I don’t have teens (…yet, still toddling +),I understand the food dilemma. So, I have a huge deep freezer and I try to make things I use regularly in large batches – thats my green kitchen tip #3 – Cook in bulk (when you can)

  21. lesley baxley

    yummy! i would like to make that some day!

  22. Lady Jane

    I have a similar recipe that is called Chicken Chili (and another that uses white beans and canned jalapenos but no Rotel or tomato product is called White Chili)… maybe your students could occasionally have recipe naming contests, either for fun or for real and see what creative things they can come up with 🙂

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