Our Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Tortilla Soup is Full of Southwest Flavor!

Combine the flavors of fajitas and tortilla soup in this fabulous, healthy recipe!

Our slow cooker chicken fajita tortilla soup is full of incredible Southwest flavors.

We adore slow cooker recipes for many reasons. Most options are super simple to prepare, making them perfect for any night of the week. Slow cooker meals also offer comforting flavors and fragrant aromas that will fill your home and make your mouth water. Our slow cooker chicken fajita tortilla soup checks all of the boxes above, and more. In addition to being easy to prepare and full of wonderful scents and flavors, this soup is low-calorie and nutritious, too!

Comfort All Year Long

This satisfying recipe is one that the entire family will enjoy.

We all get a craving for warm and hearty soup every once in a while, don’t we? Soup is great for soothing your body when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s also one of our go-to options during the cold fall and winter months. Of course, it makes a great lunch option as well because you can enjoy it on the go: All you need is a thermos! You don’t need any special reason to make this delicious fajita tortilla soup. It will satisfy your comfort needs any time of the year!

Simple Soup Recipe Full of Southwest Flavors 

This delicious soup will fill your home with wonderful, savory scents while it cooks!

All of the things we love about fajitas and tortilla soup come together in this savory recipe. Chicken and bell pepper strips are slow-cooked with onions and garlic in a mildly zesty and savory chicken broth. We add just a little bit of paprika and cayenne pepper at the beginning of the cooking process to infuse the broth with their flavor. If you are serving kids or anyone sensitive to spice, feel free to skip the cayenne. 

Note that you can make this soup more hearty by adding frozen corn kernels and/or drained and rinsed black beans at the beginning of cook time. After you’ve added all of the ingredients to the Crock-Pot, simply turn it on high for three to four hours, or low for five to six hours and go about your day!

Want to Make Your Own Tortilla Strips?

If you have a few extra minutes, we highly recommend making your own crunchy tortilla strips to use as a yummy topping! They’re super easy and will add an incredible crunch to your soup!

You can make the strips using whole wheat or corn tortillas. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re slicing the tortillas. Place the strips on a nonstick baking sheet and lightly coat in olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle on a little bit of salt and pepper and place the pan in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the strips are a beautiful golden brown!

Bring on the Toppings

This tasty chicken soup is made with healthy ingredients you can feel good about!

Once your soup is ready, adding a squeeze of lime juice to the finished dish adds just the right amount of acidity and freshness. 

Topping this soup with fresh cilantro, a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, creamy avocado slices, and crunchy tortilla strips makes it extra yummy! You can also add some shredded reduced-fat cheese, such as mild Cheddar or Colby jack, as well.

Love this slow cooker chicken fajita tortilla soup? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section!

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Editor’s Note: This recipe was originally published on March 18, 2014.

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