Crock Pot Challenge #1: Chicken Tortilla Soup

My friend Kim urged me to do the Crockpot Challenge (check out her AMAZING French Onion Soup Recipe) that Julie at PBFingers started up. I was hesitant, but decided I would give it a go…

Before I post about my first new recipe, I’d like to announce that I am in love with my crockpot. I make crockpot meals ALL THE TIME. However, I don’t usually follow a recipe – I more or less shove whatever in that sounds good and hope for the best! (I have not failed, yet!) So I am challenging myself to use recipes for the Crockpot Challenge!

Challenge #1: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I’m not a huge soup fan, I like it, but don’t love it. But, it’s 11 degrees here in Indiana and it’s the best way to warm you up! I read some great reviews about this recipe and thought it would be perfect! IT WAS DELICIOUS! And, BONUS! IT MADE MY HOUSE SMELL PHENOMENAL!!!!!! 


Side Note: When I make this recipe again, I will cut down on cumin and do have the can of chile peppers, it was a little spicy for my liking! 🙂


  • 1 pound frozen chicken (shred towards end of cooking)
  • 1 (15oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 (10oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4oz) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (14.5oz) cans chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (10oz) package frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed


Put chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chilies, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in chicken broth and season with cumin, salt, pepper. Stir in corn and black beans. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6-8 hours or on High setting for 3-4 hours.



Makes 8 servings. 168.6 calories per serving, Total Far: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 35.0mg, Sodium: 311.2mg, Total Carbs: 20.3g, Dietary Fiber: 4.2g, Protein: 17.4g.

*All nutritional facts are pre-additives 🙂

10 thoughts on “Crock Pot Challenge #1: Chicken Tortilla Soup

  1. Yum! I’m glad you’re joining the challenge – can’t wait to see what else you come up with. Oddly enough, chicken tortilla soup is in my crock pot right now for tonight’s dinner! 🙂 Great minds…

    1. I don’t know how you get up so early – let alone prepare your crockpot meal this early either. Woof. But yes, it was delicious, can’t wait to read your recipe! 🙂

    1. It was delicious, and we have a lot leftover! It’s funny that you say you haven’t updated your blog because I was just looking at it the other day wondering if you had posted anything lately!! 🙂

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