Fall means great food and this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a perfect fit for the season. Have a bowl for a mid-week dinner or invite friends over for a football party. Chicken Tortilla Soup is an easy way to fill up hungry bellies.
As the weather cools and the sounds from this week’s football game fill my living room, I am looking for a hearty bowl of steaming Chicken Tortilla Soup. If I can make it in the slow cooker, even better! Watching the game with neighbors and listening to our children play in the front yard while this easy soup recipe is bubbling away in the crock pot. Divine!
Hosting a football fiesta with Chicken Tortilla Soup
Getting together with neighbors to watch football makes the game even more fun, but don’t end up stranded in the kitchen while your team battles it out for victory. They need you cheering them on!
Plan to make a slow cooker full of Chicken Tortilla Soup and ask everyone to bring a side dish or snack to go with it. Picking a theme and letting your guests choose what they want bring makes sure everyone can nibble their favorites.
I love this soup paired with over-stuffed baked potatoes, 7 Layer Dip and tortilla chips, or sausage balls.
How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you have tasted Chicken Tortilla Soup, you might wonder how you can make it just as thick and cheesy. I think the key is corn starch and cheddar but I have discovered a super-simple way to achieve that same delicious texture.
Stir in a jar of Old El Paso Cheese ‘n Salsa Dip before you are ready to dish out the steaming bowls full of Chicken Tortilla Soup. Mix it in completely and let the slow cooker continue to bubble for a few minutes with the lid removed.
While I putter around the kitchen, pulling together the last few items for the party, these corn starch in the cheese dip is doing some magic on my Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Cook’s Note: Don’t have time for the crock pot? You can easily make this recipe on the store top in less than 30 minutes. Just use cooked chicken instead of raw chicken breasts and follow the sequence in the recipe, using a stock pot over medium-high heat. Delicious!
Topping your Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup is a simple recipe although packed with flavor.
And, as if it were possible, this tantalizing soup gets even better when topped with goodies like avocados, cheese, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
Other great toppings include:
- Old El Paso Salsa
- Sliced green onions
- Diced green pepper
- Did I mention avocados?
- Queso Fresco
- Crushed tortilla chips
- Greek yogurt
- Sour cream
- Black olives
- Sliced jalapeños
Need more inspiration? Let these Guacamole and Taco recipes prompt your creativity and make your own unique versions with fresh ingredients, toppings, other finger foods.
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