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Wait until you try this healthy chicken tortilla soup! Each spoonful features tender chicken, hearty beans, and rich Mexican spices. You cook the chicken right it in the crock pot so it falls apart in the soup.

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Chunky and hearty soups are in full force in our house. We’re loving all soups and stews from this slow cooker beef stew to this healthy chicken soup, we are loving them all. If you’re short on time, build tons of flavor quickly in this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.

If you follow along here, you also know I’m ALL about making healthy food that’s easy. This healthy tortilla soup does all that (and more!).

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Dump and go recipe you can throw in the Crock Pot
  • Real ingredients
  • Tons of taco flavor
  • Kids love it
  • High-protein and high-fiber
  • Endless topping options
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free on its own
  • Reheats well for lunches

I promise: you will look forward to eating this healthy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup!

a bowl of healthy chicken tortilla sup topped with homemade tortilla strips and avocado

Ingredients You Need

Here are the simple ingredients for this crock pot chicken tortilla soup. Jump to the recipe card for the exact measurements.

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Fire roasted tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Chicken broth
  • Spices: cilantro, chili powder, cumin, garlic, parprika, salt and pepper
  • Corn tortillas for the topping
slow cooker chicken tortilla soup in a wooden bowl with a spoon

How to Make Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this soup in the crock pot. Skip to the recipe card for the printable instructions.

  1. Mix in the crock pot: Add all of the ingredient to the crock pot, aside from the chicken, and stir it well.
  2. Add the chicken: Nestle the uncooked chicken in the soup until it’s completely submerged.
  3. Slow cook: Cover and cook the soup and chicken in the crock pot on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken: remove the chicken from the soup and use two forks to pull it apart. It should shred easily. Place it back in the soup and keep warm until ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions

Thinly slice corn tortillas into skinny strips. Fry them in a pan with your favorite cooking oil (I used olive oil) and set aside. You can also serve them with your favorite tortilla chips (I like Siete). Here are a few more favorite toppings:

  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Lime juice
picking up a spoonful of chicken tortilla soup form a bowl

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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Crock Pot)

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 20 minutes
Wait until you try this healthy slow cooker chicken tortilla soup! It’s the best soup recipe and it’s so simple to make. You cook the chicken right it in the crock pot so it falls apart and can be put together in minutes.

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Servings: 6



  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15 oz) ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1- (14.5 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • 2 bell peppers chopped (any color)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Toppings: Greek yogurt, sour cream, avocado, cilantro or red onion

Crispy Tortilla Strips

  • 6 small corn tortillas cut thinly into strips
  • Olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil for frying


  • Add ingredients to crock pot: mix all of the soup ingredients, except the chicken, in the crock pot and stir well to combine. Stir well.
  • Submerge the chicken: Next the uncooked chicken in the soup so that it's full covered.
  • Slow cook: Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Remove the chicken from the soup and use two forks to pull it apart. Place the shredded chicken back in the soup, stir well, and keep warm with your favorite toppings.
  • Make the crispy tortilla strips: Thinly slice corn tortillas into skinny strips and place a paper towel on a plate and set both aside. Drizzle enough oil in the bottom of a medium pan to cover the bottom and heat over medium-high. Fry the tortilla trips in batches for 45 seconds on each side. Transfer to the paper towel to cool slightly.
  • Serve healthy chicken tortilla soup warm with sliced avocado, cilantro, lime juice and crispy tortilla strips.
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!


  • Slow Cooker


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1157mg | Fiber: 11.8g | Sugar: 9.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Denise says:

    5 stars
    I just made this and it is delicious. Quick question: what is the serving size? Your nutrition chart says “1g?”

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Hey Denise! That’s a typo! It should just be 1 serving. This makes about 6 servings and each serving is about 2 cups.

  2. Becca says:

    5 stars
    So easy and so delicious! A great way to start the week and welcome fall! Thank you Molly ☺️

  3. Madison says:

    5 stars
    I have no intentions of being rude, but under the section mentioning how many calories, you entered 350 carbs instead of calories.
    Thank you for the recipe, this is delicious 🙂

  4. K says:

    What is the serving size that coincides with the health information?

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      This serves 6, so it’s one serving of that! A couple of cups:)

  5. Carly says:

    5 stars
    Made this last week and have it on the menu again for this week…it was so good! Love the homemade tortilla strips too – so light and crispy!

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Thanks, Carly!! It’s a fave in our house too:)

  6. Bryan says:

    Oooh I think adding some jalapenos to this would be amazing! I have to give this recipe a try now, thank you!