Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Healthier Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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"Some simple modifications can make this delicious soup even healthier! I reduce the sodium by using low-sodium chicken broth and fresh chilies instead of canned. Also, using vegetable cooking spray instead of oil helps reduce the fat content. Adding some tasty fresh toppings helps my family get more vitamins. I also reduce fat by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts."
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3 h 40 m servings 208 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 438 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, banana peppers, and garlic into slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt, ground pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Suggested toppings: sliced radishes, diced avocado, sliced bell peppers, fresh cilantro
  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 54 Ratings

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I used one can diced tomatoes instead of whole peeled and I used more chicken broth in place of the water. Very quick to prepare. We topped this soup with a little shredded cheddar cheese, reduc...

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I was excited to try this recipe because I wanted more crock pot meals since I work nights. This would have been a 4-5 stars but as written it was way to bland. It tasted like water. Almost h...

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I used one can diced tomatoes instead of whole peeled and I used more chicken broth in place of the water. Very quick to prepare. We topped this soup with a little shredded cheddar cheese, reduc...

I am so excited to be the first reviewer and to have such wonderful things to say about this recipe! First of all it was so easy to make and it was so filling as well. I have two small boys and ...

Really delicious... I always make it exactly like the recipe the first time and make notes of what changes to make.. this one will pretty much remain the same! i especially like baking the tort...

GREAT soup and super easy! I used homemade broth (I make broth from chicken bones, just toss them in the crock pot and cook all day then freeze it - free, tasty and zero salt) added no additio...

I am not a soup person at all...And I LOVED THIS! And so did my husband. this will be a staple in our house...serve it with a side of cheese quesadilla and you have a Mexican twist on your stand...

really good! I added just a tiny bit of light sour cream, low fat cheese, and green onions and omitted the banana peppers. Really good. I will definitely make this again :)

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