9.29.2010

CrockPot Chicken Tortilla Soup





I love CrockPots because they simultaneously make my life easier and make it seem like I've put a lot more effort into dinner than I actually did. Anything that can do that is definitely a winner in my book.

Because we're finally experiencing some fall weather around here, I decided to use the trusty CrockPot today to make some chicken tortilla soup, yum! And because it was so easy, so delicious, and I haven't posted a recipe in a long time, I thought I'd share with all of you! :)

Ingredients

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 10oz cans of Ro-Tel (I like the lime & cilantro, but the regular is fine)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn or two cups frozen corn
1 onion, chopped
2 14.5oz cans low-sodium chicken broth
1-2 cups of water
1 Tbsp garlic powder*
1 Tbsp chile powder*
1 Tbsp ground cumin*
1 Tbsp dried cilantro*

tortilla chips
sour cream
shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
fresh cilantro

*Instead of these spices, you could include a packet of Taco seasoning if you prefer.*

Put chopped onion, cans of beans, rotel, corn, chicken broth, water, and spices in CrockPot and stir to mix. Put chicken breasts on top of mixture and make sure they're at least partly submerged in liquid. Cook on high 6-7 hours or low 8-9 hours. Before serving remove the chicken breasts from soup and shred, if needed, (sometimes they'll just fall apart on their own, but sometimes they need some help). Return chicken to CrockPot, stir to combine.

To serve put a few tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl, ladle soup over tortilla chips, top with shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream, serve with more chips if you like. Enjoy!



FAQ's - Edited 4/18/2013

-This recipe yields about 12 cups, I would interpret that as 6 2-cup servings, but I realize that's completely subjective.
-The leftover soup makes a great casserole, you can find the recipe here.
We have an older version of this crockpot that we got as a wedding gift in 2006, and it's great!



-I have used frozen chicken breasts in place of thawed, and they worked great!  They did take an hour or so to thaw with the crockpot on high, so maybe allow for 30 min-an hour extra cooking time.
-Different crockpots cook totally differently, some people say that the extra water added made their soup very watery and tasteless, in my crockpot this is not the case.  If you like try skipping the water when you put everything in the crockpot in the morning, and if your soup looks too thick before serving add a little water and let it cook in for 10-15 minutes. 
-If you don't love spicy food like we do, look for the MILD Ro-Tel.  Since our 1 year old eats this now too, (and loves it!), we use one can of Mild Ro-Tel and one can of Regular.  The cilantro & lime Ro-Tel is more mild than the original version!

Enjoy!  If you try this out let me know how you like it! ;)

Jennifer


204 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! I have THE worst luck with crockpot recipes so I rarely do them but this one I'm going to try! Thanks!

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    1. I used to have bad luck with crockpot recipes, too. I found out that every time you lift the lid on the crock pot, that you should add another hour to your cook time! O.O (wha?!) so after learning this, I decided to try my hand at it one more time, choosing to make a roast. I had to fight the urge, but did NOT pick up the lid to look at or check on the progress! My roast was fall off the bone delicious and tender! I have since cooked with it at least once a week. Never lifting the lid. Works perfect! Dont know if this might help you or not, but it changed my life AND my trust in the crock pot! Also just to make sure that no heat gets out, I sometimes cover the pot with foil and then put my lid on to give it extra seal.

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    2. Thank you so much for this note! I'm a newbie, so I'm glad to learn this before starting!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that sounds fantastic! I might just have to buy the ingredients to make this next week!!!

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  3. I'm honestly sitting here thinking I will have to stop on my lunch break and go home and put this together for tonight! Looks so delish!

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  4. YUM! I might make this tonight... how much did it yield?? I don't have a HUGE crock pot?!

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  5. I LOVE tortilla soup and your recipe is awesome because I can make it in the crock pot which just makes it so much easier! Can't wait to try it! On mine I squeeze some lime juice on top and add slices of avocado. yum.

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  6. I bought the stuff today for Chicken Tortilla Soup (crockpot recipe you posted)...I am excited about making it tomorrow! :) I will let you know how it turns out. It sounds so good. I am a soup lover, so I am pretty sure I will enjoy it! Go to my blog and follow me: http://heartstwinandbestfriend.blogspot.com

    I think you will be fascinated by my and my twin sister's story :)

    XOXO
    Angela

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  7. Girl, I made the chicken tortilla soup Saturday, and I invited my parents, sister and her kids over for dinner. EVERYONE had seconds and hubby says it's on his list of top faves now! It was DELICIOUS! For my spices I actually used a packet of "chicken" taco seasoning; it worked nicely. I also used Southwestern corn (similar to Mexi-corn) and it added just the right flavor! Thanks again for the recipe, it will be used many many times, especially during fall and winter.

    XOXOXO
    Angela

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  8. Well, hello there, and I found this YUMMY looking post through Pinterest...and then I saw you are a fellow blogger!! GREAT to "meet" you, and I'm off to the store to buy the ingredients to make this.....

    CAN'T WAIT!

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  9. This looks so good. I discovered it on Pinterest. Can't wait to make this yummy soup. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    Larisa
    http://inspiredbeautyofcourse.blogspot.com

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  10. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and now it's in my Crockpot!! Can't wait to try it! Thank you!

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  11. This looks fabulous. I can't wait to try it!

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  12. I am going to buy everything and give this a try. It totally sounds good!

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  13. Add a package of dry ranch dressing mix and you won't believe how excellent!!! It sounds odd, but I've always gotten rave reviews for it!

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    1. Are you talking in addition to the taco seasoning?

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  14. Looks great - and NOT packed with sodium or processed ingredients!

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  15. I made this today and LOVED it!!! And I have enough leftover to freeze for another night! I used the taco seasoning packet instead of the spices as suggested. I also put the soup over rice to make it a little more filling, and it was amazing. (PLUS I used the "Scoops" chips) Thanks for a really great recipe that I will be making MANY more times!

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  16. Thank you for sharing. Cooking right now!

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  17. Wow, this looks GREAT! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! Following your blog now, it's lovely!

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  18. Sounds wonderful - and easy! Any idea what the nutrition breakdown is (carbs, fat, etc.)?

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    1. My calculations on the nutrition is for the ENTIRE pot (which is huge) WITHOUT any chips, cheese, or sour cream is about (it may vary): 1,785 cal, 20g of fat, 203g of carbs, 46g of fiber, and 172g of protein so it just depends on how much of it you eat as a serving, I think it easily makes 10 serving so 10% of the above would be 1 serving at: 179 cal, 2g fat, 20g carbs, 4.6g fiber, 17g of protein

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    2. Thank you so much for posting this!! I really appreciate it!

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  19. I am going to try this! It looks so good!

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  20. Your recipe is a GREAT one!!! Just made the soup and having my first bowl. Going to freeze and take it to work this week.

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  21. I am making this recipe today, sans kidney beans, 'cause I just don't like 'em. Thanks! I've also posted it on Pintrest and Facebook. :D

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  22. I am making this in my crockpot tonight for Halloween :-) Quick and easy and yummy. Happy Halloween!

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  23. I just stumbled upon this recipe via Pinterest, and it looks so delicious! Putting it on my menu to try! :)

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  24. I also just stumbled on this recipe on Pinterest, and its cooking away as I type. It smells amazing, and I can't wait to try it!

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  25. What a yummy dinner!! Thanks for the recipe. Found it off of Pinterest and made it today. It was great.

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  26. http://cookingclarks.blogspot.com/2011/11/crock-pot-chicken-tortilla-soup.html

    Added this to my family cooking blog. Put your photo and recipe on it as well as linking back to your post. Wanted to give you credit and say thank you for sharing!

    Tammy

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  27. I have this in the Crock Pot now, I just went in there to stir it & now my house smells so goooood!! I did leave out the black beans cause I am not a fan & I like spice so I also added about 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper, I also used the taco seasoning cause I didn't have the other seasonings. I can't wait to try this!!

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  28. Hi! I found this on Pinterest as well. Don't you love that site? I'm making this for a playdate tomorrow. I'm positive it's going to be a hit! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Yum looks great. Found it on Pinterest. Thank you!

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  30. Eek! I tried to recall recipe from memory & forgot to drain the beans! Is this a major no-no or can I do something to salvage it! All the ingredients are in the crock-pot already but the Rotel.

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  31. Awesome recipie! Made it tonight and loved it! My boys actually loved it too and they are super picky. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. This looks easy, though I don't have a crock-pot here yet, but I could easily make it in a pot.

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  33. Do you put the chicken in while it's frozen or thawed?

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  34. This sounds yummy!Do you know how many it serves? I do a lot of catering and cooking for a crowd and would like an idea of servings before I prepare it. Thanks! Is it OK to post on my blog too? tarrymoreatthetable.blogspot.com

    Sue

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  35. Ok, so I omitted the kidney beans. I used white corn instead of regular and taco seasoning instead of all the spices. The flavor is amazing! I recommend doubling the corn and black beans to make it thicker. Can't wait to serve it to my guests on this cold Winter night!

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  36. Had all the ingredients on hand except corn, rotel and kidney beans. So stopped at Dollar General and purchased first thing this morning and put in the Crock Pot. Can't wait for 6:00pm! Of course, I did have to buy the Tostitos Scoops that someone else suggested. Thanks!

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  37. Had all the ingredients available except the corn, rotel and kidney beans. Stopped at Dollar General this morning, purchased, raced home and put it in my crockpot. Can't wait for 6:00pm! Someone suggested the 'Scoop' chips so of course I had to get those as well.

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  38. My 4 year old LOVES the tortilla soup that I made a couple weeks ago in the crock pot. He keeps telling me at dinner time that he wants me to make it again. Guess I should make enough to have leftovers to freeze! :) My older son and my husband and I love it too, of course. :)

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  39. This looks delicious! Just one question: what the heck is "Ro-Tel"?!

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    1. Ro-Tel is a canned diced tomato with green chillis for a southwest flare. They are small cans you can find at most grocery and big-box stores. I

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  40. I love chicken tortilla soup, but have yet to find a recipe for it that doesnt' taste bland or that isn't watery. Yours sounda little different than the others and the fact that it's in a CrockPot is a HUGE bounus. When I go to the store next week I will be getting these ingredients and giving this one a whirl. :) OH, found this on pintrest btw. Thanks for posting!

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  41. Just made the Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup today and it was a huge success, thank you so much for the recipe!My family loves it!

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  42. Just had this tonight. Except, it was missing the chicken, b/c of a grocery store/snow situation. It was wonderful and will definitely be a staple on our dinner menu! Easy to throw together in the morning and have a complete meal waiting for our large family when we're ready to eat. Can't wait to include the chicken next time! :)

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  43. I am a tortilla soup snob and I loved this!. I left out the kidney beans cuz I don't like them but everything else went in and it was amazing! I added one chili in adobo sauce for some kick but it was pretty spicy, Thank you!

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  44. I found your recipe on Pinterest several weeks ago and tried this out. BIG HIT! I am going to make it again tonight! I put a link to your blog on mine so that other people can find it and enjoy it as much as we do!
    SassaFrass

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  45. I'm new to Pinterest and am a crockpot recipe lover... I saw this yesterday as I was perusing and had to make it. Our family and friends loved it ~ especially on this cold winter night!! All the ingredients were perfect! Thanks!!

    Taryn :)

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  46. Found this on pinterest looking for a recipe for chicken tortilla soup. Your recipe was pinned soooo many times, and had the most tasty sounding recipe. I'm making this for tomorrow night, having friends over for new years! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  47. I made this today from pinterest, and it was DELICIOUS!! I added fresh cilantro, hot sauce and a large chopped jalepeno to it. I also used homemade tortilla strips instead of tortilla chips - all you have to do is cut a flour tortilla (or more depending on how many you want) into 1/4" strips and deep fry them for 2-3 minutes in a frying pan (making sure there's enough oil for them to float in). Just thought I'd share my addition b/c I LOVE the tortilla strips!! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    1. I made it the same way, using the cilantro and jalepenos from my garden and I used corn tortillas to make strips. Great dinner! I usually make it on Sundays and have plenty of leftovers for lunch the entire week!

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  48. Sounds delicious! I make one similar but I add a large can of refried beans and use a bag of frozen corn and the corn is more tender. Def. one of my favorite dinners!!

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  49. I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it Sunday night! WOW this is so so good and way easy! Thanks so much!

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  50. I have the same recipe, except for the chicken broth, it call for 1 can of beer. Don't know how different it tastes from broth, but I LOVE this soup!! I also use taco seasoning package.

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  51. Absolutely the best! Added a few cubes of velveta the last 2 minutes to the soup. Not sure if it made a difference, but it looked creamier that way. Will cook this instead of stew. My 9yr old & 5 loved it!!!

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  52. Made your soup tonight and the fam LOVED IT!!! Awesome!!! Definitely a keeper! I added a little thickening with water and wonder flour to thicken it a bit. And I used a package of Taco seasonings and it worked great! I found a Hot version of the Ro Tel tomatoes at WalMart and used one hot and one regular... it was just spicy enough! This is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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  53. found this from pinterest and it was yummy! Thanks for sharing it!

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  54. I have regular chicken broth in my pantry. Do you think that this will make a big difference? Thanks for sharing this!

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  55. Just made my list and going to the store so I can make this for tonights dinner!!!! Looks so yummy! I shared on FB too!!!! Thank you so much for posting!!!!

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  56. I stumbled upon this recipe & your blog through Pinterest! Went to the grocery store & got a few ingredients and my crock is simmering as I write! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Do you need to drain the corn?

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  58. Do you know how many this will serve? Having a little party and wondering if it will be enough. Thanks!

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  59. This sounds so much better than some of the "Taco Soup" recipes I've thought of trying lately - definitely making it this week! Would you mind if I posted on my blog with a linkback?
    Thanks!

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    1. I'll have to read more post, but I was wondering this myself~

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    3. Yes, you add the chicken raw to this and let it cook for the amount of time she states in the recipe. I think if you added already cooked chicken it might get really chewy.

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  61. This soup was amazing!! It is, by far, the best tasting recipe so far. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  62. Spoke with a friend at church this morning who made this soup yesterday and said it was AMAZING!! Went to the store on the way home and picked up the ingredients - can't wait to try it, sounds so delicious!!

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  63. I just saw this on Pinterest and it looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it..thanks for sharing!

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  64. Just wanted to let you know that I made this last week... and it was soooo amazingly good that I ate it for four days straight. Every day was just as good as the first. Definitely a favorite!

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  66. Thank You for the recipe, been looking for this for awhile now and this sounds perfect for my parents who are not very experimental! Doesn't sound too hot for their old tastebuds-lol

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  67. Thank You for the recipe! It is FANTASTIC! Just had a bowl and can't wait to get more.

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  68. Thank you for posting!!!! It is wonderful. Please post more recipes!!

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  69. Wow! So easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing - I've already recommended this recipe to everyone who will listen to me.

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  70. I made this last week and it was epic! Even my two year old chowed it down! Amazing and so easy to make. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  71. Put this in the crock pot for Super Bowl....just grabbed a taste and it is awesome! It has some kick....but we love that! Thank you for the recipe!!

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  72. This soup was fabulous!!! I normally make a Tortilla Soup that is in a "BAG", well not anymore!!! My whole family LOVED it and said that this is a keeper recipe and for me to NEVER make the old soup again, I have to only make this one!!! LOL!!! Thank you so much for sharing, & I can't wait to try more recipes :-)

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  73. Thanks for this fantastic recipe (found it on Pinterest!) My husband and I loved it and I was even able to make it gluten free for a friend of ours. I didn't need to cook it nearly as long as recommended but maybe my crockpot cooks hot. Will definitely be making this again!

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  74. Making this for the second time tonight so I felt I had to post about how much I love it! It's the easiest healthy meal I can make!

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  75. Perfect soup!!! Made it tonight and it was amazing.

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  76. Waiting to see a picture of the baby.... it's February!

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  77. Just made this last weekend and it was perfect! Everyone went back for seconds!

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  78. Making this recipe for the 3rd time!! I just love it! Today I substituted hot chili powder to try and make it more spicy! I also use two cans of black beans (omit kidney beans) and frozen corn and it comes out delicious every time! Thanks for posting!

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    1. You can also add a couple dashes of cayenne pepper if you like it to be more spicy! That's usually what I do, but I didn't want to recommend that because I normally like my food A LOT more spicy than most people! I'm from Texas, I can't help it, I grew up eating jalapenos on everything!! You can also sub a can of pinto beans for kidney beans if you're not a fan! :)

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  79. try it with a bit of fresh lime squeezed on it will make the cilantro really pop! I also use the fiesta corn to add more color.

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    1. We tried it with some fresh lime after your comment, and you're right it does add a little pop to it! Very good!! Thanks for your comment!! :)

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  80. We have made this recipe bunches of time now, it is sooooooo good!!!

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  81. going to the store to get the stuff to make this right now...will let you know.
    Kim
    verybusymommy.com

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  82. Canadian reader here - HI! Sorry, but can you please tell me what Ro-Tel is? We don't have that here... Thanks! melissa.watt@hotmail.com

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    1. Hey Melissa, Ro-Tel is just diced tomatoes that are seasoned with spices added. You could probably sub something similar.

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    2. You could use your favorite salsa!

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    3. Sorry about that! I originally wrote this recipe out a couple years ago just to share it with my mom because I had been telling her about how I just threw a bunch of stuff in the crock-pot and it turned out so well she needed to try it! I never dreamed it would blow up on pintrest and so many people would use the recipe, or that Ro-Tel doesn't exist in some parts of the country! It's just diced tomatoes with onions and green chiles, but it's oh so good! What do you use in cheese dip?? You can sub a jar 3-4 cups of mild salsa for the Ro-Tel if it's not available in your local store. :)

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  83. In the crockpot as I type…thank you dear!

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  84. Someone here asked: Is raw chicken placed in the CrockPot? I am guessing yes. Correct?!?
    Loved reading all the post and looking forward to trying this out!

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    1. Yes, raw chicken. I promise it cooks all the way, in a few hours it will be falling apart! ;)

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    2. I didn't have 7 hours to cook it the second time around, so I precooked the chicken in a skillet and sliced it before adding it to the crock pot. It was just as tasty if you aren't as comfortable putting raw chicken in the pot, or just low on time!

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    3. You can also just cook it on the stove top in a large soup pot! I've done it lots of times and it turns out just as well as the crockpot! I usually just saute the onion and chicken, throw everything else in and cook it for about 30 minutes or so just to allow everything to get all good and flavorful! ;)

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  85. Made it for supper tonight. It is delicious. Thank you.

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  86. Made this soup tonight... It was delicious!!!! I added some fresh cilantro and pepper and it was fab. I only cooked mine for about 4 hours on high and it turned out perfectly!

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    1. I made it last week and it was done in 4 hours as well, but sometimes it takes longer and I have no idea why! Not sure where you are but I was thinking maybe the 108 outside in Texas made ours' cook faster, ha! ;)

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  87. Do you drain the black beans, kidney beans and corn??

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  89. Her recipe says:
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

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  90. what size can of chicken broth??

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    1. Just the regular size can. I think it's 14oz.

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  91. Hi! Looks great! :) What could I substitute for the chicken broth? I'm a vegetarian. Always have to modify stuff.

    Thanks!!

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  92. In my crockpot now!!! House smells yummy!!! Can't wait to try it:)

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  93. I followed this recipe to a t and it was very disappointing. The broth turned out very bland. If you follow this recipe I recommend you add chicken bouillon in addition to the canned broth

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    1. I'm sorry you didn't like it. We've never had a problem with it being bland, but I think if you added more seasoning maybe it would help?

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  94. i pinned this this morning and discovered that i had all the ingredients except cilantro and corn, so i quickly (literally like 3 mins) threw it all together. 7 hours later i added some frozen peas and green beans and thickened it up a little with some corn starch. It was awesome! This will easily be a new item in our recipe rotation.

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    1. You could also thicken with masa flour or just throw in a few corn tortillas--they'll break down over the cooking time and lend a yummy, authentic taste that's much better than cornstarch.

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    2. masa flour would have been my preference but I had none. I may try the corn tortilla trick though...When I use cornstarch I mix it with the broth I am trying to thicken vs water. It really does seem to blend much better this way. Eating it for lunch today and it is just as good as yesterday.

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    3. Like Julie, we've used a few corn tortillas to thicken it up when we don't have tortilla chips, I'll have to try just masa sometime!

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  95. This soup is FANTASTIC. There is just the two of us, so we ate it for 4 days straight. We finished it on day four and wished we had more.

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  96. Just put all the ingredients in my crock pot! Can't wait to try it!!!

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  97. Sounds delish! Gonna try it.

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  98. I am so excited to try this but is the chicken thawed or frozen?

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    1. I use thawed chicken. I would think it would work using frozen if you let it cook longer, but I've never tried it. Let me know how it works if you try it out with frozen. :)

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  99. Hi! Found this on pinterest of course! Made it yesterday and my (super picky) 7 year-old LOVED it!!! (As did everyone else) Thanks for the great recipe!

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  100. Oh, I just went through ALL the comments and found out what rotel was! :)

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    1. Sorry about that! I originally wrote this recipe out a couple years ago just to share it with my mom because I had been telling her about how I just threw a bunch of stuff in the crock-pot and it turned out so well she needed to try it! I never dreamed it would blow up on pintrest and so many people would use the recipe, or that Ro-Tel doesn't exist in some parts of the country! It's just diced tomatoes with onions and green chiles, but it's oh so good! What do you use in cheese dip?? You can sub a jar 3-4 cups of mild salsa for the Ro-Tel if it's not available in your local store. :)

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  101. I have some rotisserie chicken left over from the other night. Do you think I could use this in the soup instead of raw chicken? When should I add it in? Thanks.

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    1. Honestly, I think if I was going to use chicken that was already cooked, I'd scrap using the crockpot and just make this on the stove. Just saute your onion, then toss everything in the pot and cook it for about 30 minutes or so. I've made it on the stove lots of times and it turns out just as well as in the crock-pot. :)

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  102. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this today & it was delicious! I will definitely make this again. I used a chicken taco seasoning packet (instead of the spices) and I didn't have a fresh onion so I used dried minced onion instead & it worked fine. (I found a website that said to substitute 1 tbsp for each 1/4 cup of an onion; Since this said to use 1 onion, I used 4 tbsp. of minced onion). I also only had the regular rotel on hand so I used that.

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  103. Am trying this tonight but you don't specify what size cans for the tomatoes. I used 2 15.5 oz cans.

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    1. I'm not sure what size cans they are... I've only ever seen one size of Ro-Tel. I will check next time I'm at the grocery store though, we don't have any in the house right now! :)

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  104. Cooking this tomorrow! Can't wait!

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  105. maybe a stupid question, but what is Ro-tel.....and if can't find it, is there a substitute??

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    1. Never mind, found the answer in an earlier post....

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  106. I'm making this now. Instead of just plain corn I put in a bag of frozen southwestern corn. Also used the taco seasoning packet. And I cooked my chicken in my dutch oven seperate because I used chicken on the bone. Also used the chicken broth I made from swansons flavor boosters and also cooked my chicken in. Then took my chicken off the bone and threw everything in the crockpot. Also serving with sharp cheddar cheese & lime totilla chips!! Yummy!

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  107. Also using just diced tomatoes instead of rotel! Thanks so much!

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  108. I am making this for dinner tomorrow night and I'm so excited! It feels like fall outside and I've been rediculous sick the past week so this is perfect; easy, tasty, and fall friendly. Thank you for posting this!!

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  109. I followed the recipe exactly and it's in my crockpot right now. I'm going to cook it on low while we are sleeping tonight and bring it to work tomorrow to have for lunch. I like the avocado suggestion that someone else made so I am going to chop some up and add it in at serving time! I also have the Kraft Mexican cheese and will add a dollop of sour cream! Tortilla chips will be served on the side.
    Can't wait to taste it!

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  110. Just made this today! 1 word. DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  111. Bet adding in roasted chicken at the end would be good, too. How long would you cook the rest if you did that? Thanks for sharing! Nice winter treat!

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    1. Honestly, I think if I was going to use chicken that was already cooked, I'd scrap using the crockpot and just make this on the stove. Just saute your onion, then toss everything in the pot and cook it for about 30 minutes or so. I've made it on the stove lots of times and it turns out just as well as in the crock-pot. :)

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    1. I've had this question before and I'm never quite sure how to answer it. I think serving size is so subjective. I will say that when my husband and I eat it we have enough for a large bowl each, enough for him to take for leftovers to work, and 1/2 is still leftover to freeze. Or we made it for friends one night and the four of us each had second helpings and there was still enough for my husband to take leftovers to work the next day.

      I hope that helps!! I think the next time I make it I'll dump it into a giant measuring cup/bowl and see how much there is total and maybe I can figure out a serving size/number of servings from there! :)

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  113. Hi there. I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much my family and I loved this soup. It was delicious and it was even better the second night (yes, we ate it two nights in a row!). My husband, especially, adored it and devoured it. I found the recipe through Pinterest and I am so glad that I did. I will be making this again very soon. Thank you!!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! You're right it is better the second night!!

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  114. I'm posting to say that I've made this recipe once a week for the past FOUR weeks!! It's sooooo YUM! I like to crumble up some fritos, add a dollop of sour cream and sprink with cheese - and it's delicious! Thanks for posting! I've shared this recipe to many friends! :)

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    1. We used Fritos, too because we didn't have any tortilla chips on hand. I think it worked great!!

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  115. This is my favorite soup recipe. I've made it several times! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. This is my favorite soup recipe. I've made it several times! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Hi,

    Recipe looks delicious. I was wondering, do you have any mods for a dutch oven form of it? I don't have a crock pot.

    Thanks!

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  118. Confused on how much chicken to add. Is it two packages of chicken breasts? Also, what size crockpot?

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  119. Just found this on Pinterest and cannot wait to try it! Thanks for posting it!
    http://www.recoveringchurchlady.com/

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  120. Quick question what size can of rotel and chicken stock do you use....it doesn't specify in the recipe

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    1. I just fixed the recipe where it includes these now. You'll need 10oz cans of Ro-Tel and 14.5oz cans of chicken stock.

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  121. This was so easy to make that my husband made it for dinner one night. He and I loved it. A keeper for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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  122. I made this tonight for dinner after seeing the recipe on Pinterest. It was a big hit. The flavor was DELICIOUS! I'll definitely make this one again!

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  123. Is this spicy? Could I obmitt a few ingredients to make it less spicy?

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  125. I'm cooking it as we speak and my home smells amazing!!

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  126. I made this today and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Angela

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  127. I made this yesterday and it turned out really sweet. Did anyone else have this problem? It smelled perfect when I stirred it together, but by eating time it was incredibly sweet. Did I use the wrong type of onion (white)? Help!

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  128. Does anyone know the nutritional content? I just entered it on some website & I am hoping its wrong! haha! I feel like this is pretty healthy...or am I just being hopeful? :)

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    1. I am an idiot :) I found it as a comment! DUH!

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  129. Hello. Found the recipe on Pinterest. I'm a big fan of Tortilla soup and this did not disappoint! Thank you. I made this for a birthday luncheon and there wan't a drop left! I'm wondering...has anyone done advance prep on this recipe - put all the ingredients together in a freezer bag and froze it to cook at a later date? I'd like to do up a few batches for those winter months in Minnesota when I'm not motivated to cook, but want something warm and yummy. I tried reading the comments, but may have missed if anyone has done this. Any advice on this is appreciated. Thank you! - Teresa

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  130. Do you use just regular size can of corn and beans or are they the larger cans?

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  131. This is my third time making this and we LOVE it! Today we are taking our kids to a dinosaur musuem and knowing that I dont have to come home to cook is awesome!!
    I make it just as the directions say and its great. The only question I have is do we put the chicken breast in there frozen or thawed? I've tried both and like the thawed better.. but im not sure if its just me or if it really does make a difference :)

    Great blog!

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    1. I use thawed. I've had lots of people ask if it would be ok to use frozen, so I'm glad someone tried it and let me know how it turned out though! Thank you!!! :)

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  132. This is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing! Making it for the 2nd time tonight. It's so filling. My hubby loves that theres always left overs for work!! And FYI...it's even better the next day!

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  133. If we use a packet of taco seasoning, do we add the whole packet? I'm making this this week!

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    1. I did and it was amazing!!

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    2. Yes, the whole packet. If you don't like a lot of spice be sure to get the Mild kind! :)

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  134. Love this recipe. I do however think the amount of spices isnt enough. At least for me. We love our spice. Otherwise this is perfect! My favorite crockpot recipe by far!

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  135. I was so excited to make this.. but mine turned out SO spicy... I couldn't give it to my kids or even eat it... such a bummer because it looks SO Yummyyyy... I wonder what went wrong.. I used the same ingredients :(

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    1. Danielle, I'm so sorry it didn't turn out well for you! Did you already throw it all out? You can try eating it over rice, or turning it into a casserole to try toning down the spice. The cheese and sour cream can also help. Hopefully it wasn't a complete loss for you!

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    2. Oh, and to turn it into casserole... I would try mixing in a couple of cups of cooked rice, cover it in cheese and crumble some tortilla chips on top. OR Mix a can of cream of chicken soup and a cup of sour cream into the soup mixture, and layer it in with cut up corn tortillas, and then put some cheese on top.

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  136. I made this last night for the first time and it was delish!! Perfect for colder weather and even better with a slice or two of avocado on top! Thank you!

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  137. I threw this together on the stove top (I didn't have time to use the crockpot and didn't want to wait to try it) I added some velveeta cheese and a half a can of beer for added flavor.....it was awesome. Thanks

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  138. Thant looks absolutely amazing, can't wait to try, thanks!!

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  139. I make this ALL the time. So yummy, and easy!!

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  140. It is in the crock pot now and will be done in 2 hours = ) I have never made any version of this but i have had this type of soup before but it was nothing like this one it seems..... My soup looks very watery i only used 1 & 1/4 cup of water since it said 1-2 cups .... If i need to thicken it what should i do?? i see flour options and corn starch ... how ever i have no corn starch and the flour i have is basic flour?!?! My house smells yummyyy!!! i hope it tastes as good as it smells

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  141. I make this ALL THE TIME! I am starting to post my favorite recipes on a weekly basis and this will be the 1st recipe posted. I have linked back to your blog from mine. Posting will publish tomorrow (1/14) at 10am. Thanks for the great recipe.

    http://thejeweledcaptainswife.blogspot.com/

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  142. What size crockpot does this fit in?

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    1. We have a big one, (not sure the size), and it fills it about 2/3 full. If your crockpot is pretty small, you might want to try making 1/2 the recipe. :)

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  143. I made this soup yesterday it was perfect for the cold rain/snow yucky day we had. I did not want to go out due to the weather and I had almost everythng on hand to make it. The only thing I did not have was the rotel but I did have regualr diced tomato so i used that. I had a fresh jalepno so i chopped that up and put it in. this soup had a nice kick! It did make a ton! We will have it later in the week. How does it freeze?

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    1. It freezes really well! We usually freeze 1/2 the pot for later. :)

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  144. Mindy I have a 6 qt crock pot and it pretty much filled it up!

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  145. I absolutely LOVE this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe and have made it a few times now. I actually double the spices, add more corn and an extra can of black beans, use a whole package of chicken breasts with is normally 3, and spice it up with some freshly diced jalepenos (to your taste). We like ours a bit on the spicier side, as well, but since I use my own homemade chicken stock, it needed more spices :) This recipes pleases all palets and is awesome served over brown rice (as opposed to sour cream, chips, cheese, etc.). We also use 0% greek yogurt instead of sour cream since we're eating healthier. :) Just an AWESOME recipe and so incredibly tasty and easy! I might try the leftovers in a casserole, toO! It's a great option :)

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  146. I just have to let you know that I am IN LOVE with the chicken tortilla soup recipe! Found this on Pinterest and it is by far my FAVORITE RECIPE I HAVE PINNED!!! I like to use some leftover rotisserie chicken (super easy and we always have leftovers)and in the last 30 minutes in the crock pot, I add 1 can of cream of chicken soup to make it a little thicker :) We love to add some quinoa once in the bowl and top with plain Greek yogurt and cheese. Thanks so much for sharing such a great, healthy recipe that my husband, picky-almost 3 year old, and rambunctious 13 month old enjoy, too!
    P.S As if I can't rave about this yummy recipe anymore, it makes plenty and we always have a lot to throw in the freezer for a quick meal!

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  147. Thank you so much for this recipe! It is by far my favorite version and I come back to your site every time I make it. I too use frozen chicken and it works great. Love it!!! We also add tons of fresh avocado in each bowl! Super yummy!

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  148. Today will be the second time I've made this recipe and it's so simple yet very delicious. Thank you for posting this :)

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  149. Found this recipe through Pinterest and gave it a try. It was so hard to not eat the soup while the chicken was still raw. I mean wow the smell is so delicious! Husband, friends, & their two kids loved it too. I made cornbread in a cast iron skillet to go with it. Such an easy dinner. Thanks!

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  150. I loved how the chicken cooked in this but found the recipe too plain... I added taco seasoning and cream of chicken which helped :)

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  151. This has become a staple recipe in my home! I love it and it is SOOO EASY! thank you for posting

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