Chicken Tortilla Soup: How to Slow Cook Your Way to a Satisfying Meal! by Erica Kane

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3 years ago
Chicken Tortilla Soup: How to Slow Cook Your Way to a Satisfying Meal!

Who doesn't love chicken tortilla soup? With this recipe, you toss a few ingredients in your slow cooker and about three hours later you have a hearty, warm and family-pleasing meal! 

You’ll need:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) diced green chiles
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 8 - 9 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 8 corn tortillas, cut into strips
  • Vulcan salt (purchased at specialty stores)
  • salt and pepper
  • garnishes: diced avocado, cilantro, shredded cheddar, sliced limes

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Place chicken thighs at the bottom of a slow cooker. It's OK to overlap them.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, diced chiles, chicken stock, chili powder, cumin, Vulcan salt, salt and pepper on top of chicken. Mix together.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours.
  4. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Add corn tortillas to soup before you begin shredding to integrate it. Serve with garnishes.
Vulcan's Fire Salt
Vulcan's Fire Salt $6
As the name implies, expect a tongue burn, maybe a little eye watering! What you may not expect is the rich depth of flavor that this blend offers; it has influences from Caribbean and eastern Central American recipes, though it doesn't fall into any ethnic or regional tradition.
Donna John
Yum, Erica Kane ! I have a slowcooker tortilla soup recipe I make that's similar to this. It's amazing. If you don't have Vulcan salt, what could you use instead?
Erica Kane
You can use regular salt and maybe a bit of crushed red pepper if you like spice!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, wow - this sounds amazing! I'm intrigued by the Vulcan salt. I love that it's gluten-free, too, Erica Kane!
Judy Thow
Hi Erica, I made your delicious soup. We actually experienced a huge rain storm yesterday (in Southern Calif.) and your soup was perfect. This recipe will be a regular on our menu. THANKS

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