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Carol’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hold on tight to your britches cuz this is another delicious recipe from my best friend, Carol Ray….

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Carol’s Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made 2 ways… quick and easy in the slow cooker or the original way (which is not so quick)!

Either way you make it’s a savory dish that the whole family will love.

Yield: 12

Carol's Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken stock
  • 2-3 small cans tomato sauce
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained
  • For the Garnishes:
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Avocado
  • Salsa or Pico de Gallo
  • Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Cilantro


  1. (Follow directions or use rotisserie chicken meat and place all ingredients in crockpot on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.)
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Mix cumin, chili pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on chicken breasts, then sprinkle a small amount of spice mix on both sides.
  5. Set aside the rest of the spice mix.
  6. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done.
  8. Use two forks to shred chicken.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium high heat.
  11. Add onions.
  12. Stir and begin cooking, then add the rest of the spice mix.
  13. Stir to combine, then add shredded chicken and stir.
  14. Pour in diced tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato sauce, water, black beans, and pinto beans.
  15. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  16. Simmer for 45 minutes, uncovered.
  17. Check seasonings, adding more if needed.
  18. Ladle into bowls, then top with garnishes.


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Carol’s Chicken Tortilla Soup will hit the spot this winter and help keep you warm too 🙂

I hope your New Years celebrations were fabulously fun!  I was with a group of friends- we ate delicious appetizers, laughed, and rang in the New Year together… good times 🙂

Happy Thursday!

xoxo~ Ruthie

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  2. This sounds like a yummy soup that will warm you up in the winter! This is a great weeknight meal, particularly the slow-cooker version!

    • Ruthie says:

      You’ll be so happy with it! The slow cooker is hard to beat… love. Thanks for the nice comment- have a wonderful weekend 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

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