Crock-Pot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale

Chicken Tortilla Soup has never been easier OR HEALTHIER! Throw everything in your crock-pot and you’ve got dinner ready before you know it! 

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 4 hoursTotal: 4 hours 20 minutes
Fat 6 Carbs 40 Protein 27
Yield 8 servings 1x


For the Soup

  • 16 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (~2 large)
  • 4 cups kale, deboned
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 4.5-oz. can green chiles
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 23 tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (depending on how hot you like it)*
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup noGreekgreek yogurt*

For the spicy tortilla strips

  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


For the Soup

  1. Place all ingredients for the soun (minus the Greek yogurt) in your crockpot. Turn to high and let cook for 3-4 hours or turn to low and let cook for 6-8 hours.
  2. Once your chicken is fully cooked, remove and shred. Then, place back in crock-pot.
  3. Add Greek yogurt and mix until combined.

For the spicy tortilla strips

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Then, thinly slice tortillas to create your strips and place on baking sheet. Drizzle on olive oil and toss.
  3. Then sprinkle on spices and toss again.
  4. Bake tortilla strips at 400ºF for 5 minutes. Toss and then put back in for 5-10 more minutes until golden brown.

Tips & Notes

  • *Option to sub your hot sauce for white vinegar if you do not like spicy.
  • *To make this recipe dairy free, omit the Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8th recipe (~1.5 cups) Calories: 324 Sugar: 5 Sodium: 683 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 40 Fiber: 9 Protein: 27
Author: Lee HershCategory: DinnerMethod: Slow CookerCuisine: Mexican

Keywords: slow cooker chicken tortilla soup, chicken tortilla soup

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