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crockpot chicken tortilla soup with cheesy triangles

by Heather

One very wonderful thing about fall weather is the instant call for crockpots. Comforting soups and stews are in, and what better way to make them than with a crockpot?

Chicken tortilla soup

Looking through my recipes I have a lot them that use a crockpot. I’m kinda fond to the simple throw everything in, come home to an awesome meal. Aren’t you?

Chicken tortilla soup

Well here’s just one more to add to that list of awesome crockpot recipes you should try. The only thing you need to do ahead of time is boil your chicken, then shred it. The rest is chop, open and stir everything together.

I know it’s a good one when a) I can’t stop “taste testing” it when I get home, and b) Jacob loves it too!

If you’re looking for a great side, try these cheesy triangles. It’s basically a nacho in cute triangle form. You crisp your corn tortillas on one side, flip them and add cheese, and crisp the other side while the cheese gets melty. I know you’re supposed to have thin little tortilla strips on top of your chicken tortilla soup, but I took a lazy route that ended with a super tasty surprise.

Cheesy triangles

What are some of your favorite fall recipes for the crockpot? I’d love to hear!

Chicken tortilla soup

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Adapted from prevention rd

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • 15 ounces petite diced tomatoes, slightly drained
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce (I used a mild red)
  • 2 cups chopped leeks (regular onion would work as well, I just already had leeks chopped)
  • 4 ounces chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 14 1/2 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, avocado and cheese

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients (except the toppings) in a large crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours. Once ready to serve, remove the bay leaf and ladle into bowls.

Chicken tortilla soup

And if the soup we’re enough goodness for you, make some cheesy triangles!

Cheesy triangles

Makes as many as you’d like!

Ingredients for 4 squares

  • 1 corn tortilla, cut into 4 triangles
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a mix of sharp cheddar and monterey jack)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to broil. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet, and lightly coat with oil.
  2. Place in the oven about 8-10 inches from the heat source. All the top to crisp. When they’re slightly golden, remove from the oven. Flip the tortillas over, top with cheese and place back until the broiler.

Cheesy triangles

Mmmmm they’re great dunked into your soup, or just munched on along side.

Chicken tortilla soup

So I’m really all ears for your favorite crockpot recipes. It’s a time saver I can’t beat! Share links please!

Heather

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  • Once the cheese is melted and sides are golden, remove from the oven.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and serve with cheesy triangles.
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    Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh November 10, 2011 - 8:11 am

    I am all for anything crockpot! And this soup reminds me of a soup my husband and I used to get at this little whole in the wall place. It was soooo yummy, and filled out bellies with warmness and goodness. ahha I don’t think those two are actual words, but it works :-)! This soup looks delicious! I love adding avocado on top of soup too!

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Avocado is the bomb. Sounds like a fun and tasty place you + your hubs used to go!

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    Katie @ Raisins&Apples November 10, 2011 - 8:14 am

    I think I might try this with a rotisserie chicken. I just started eating poultry again, but raw things still give me the heebie jeebies. Maybe this will finally kick the cold I’ve been fighting!

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

    That’s a great idea!

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    Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy November 10, 2011 - 8:22 am

    Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites! Love that this recipe uses a crockpot!

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

    Can’t hate a crockpot 🙂

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    Kristen (swanky dietitian) November 10, 2011 - 8:23 am

    Tortilla soup is on the top of my list as favorite soups!
    This one looks amazing!
    I love the triangles on the side too! Goes perfect with the soup!

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

    I’ve only had it a couple times but now it’s on my top favorites too!

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness November 10, 2011 - 8:42 am

    I think I like your nacho idea better than the tortilla strips in the soup- this way you can dip it sorta like grilled cheese and tomato soup…

    I love my crockpot, but honestly never use recipes- I just dump it all in and hope for the best.

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Me too, I’m glad I went with the triangles! Soooooo good 🙂

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    Felicia (Natural+Balanced) November 10, 2011 - 9:02 am

    love this recipe!

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 10, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Sounds awesome! I love tortilla soup, though I’ve never made it myself.

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Now’s the time!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 10, 2011 - 11:12 am

    This looks amazing!! 🙂

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    Nicole, RD November 10, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    I’m SO glad you guys liked it! I need to make that again this year…even though I don’t like to repeat recipes, it was worthy! 😉 The dishes you used are GORGEOUS!!!!

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    Thanks! they’re polish pottery…. I looooove polish pottery.

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    julie November 10, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    why did this recipe not come to my life sooner. i was DYING for a good chicken tortilla soup recipe this weekend. wahhh. guess it’s on the menu for the next batch of chicken

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    Get Healthy with Heather November 10, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    Do it!

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    LightOnMyFeet November 10, 2011 - 3:36 pm

    This looks amazing! Definitely going on my to-make list! 🙂

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    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 10, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Pretty pics, Heather!!

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    Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life November 11, 2011 - 11:15 am

    I am freezing right now and that soup looks so great! I love chicken tortilla soup and those cheesy triangles look amazing as well!

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