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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

This slow cooker chipotle chicken tortilla soup is the perfect bowl to warm up to on cold fall and winter days. Don't have a slow cooker? You can make it on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot as well.

Made with fire-roasted tomatoes, poblano peppers, smoky chipotle peppers, and shredded chicken, this tortilla soup is hearty, but also healthy, and so delicious. 

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Ingredients

- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
- 2-4 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped (or 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder)
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 pound boneless skinless, chicken breast
- 2 (14 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  juice of 2 limes, plus lime zest for serving
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for serving
  sliced avocado, cheddar, and yogurt, for serving
- salty lime chips (recipe at the bottom)

Instructions


Slow Cooker

1. In the bowl of your crockpot, combine the olive oil, onion, garlic, poblano peppers, chipotle peppers, paprika, cumin, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the chicken, then stir in the tomatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
2. Shred the chicken using two forks. Stir in the lime juice, and cilantro.
3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top, as desired, with yogurt/sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro, green onions, and tortilla chips. Zest a lime over each bowl. Eat and enjoy!

Instant Pot

1. Set the instant pot to sauté. Add the olive oil, onion, garlic, poblano peppers, chipotle peppers, paprika, cumin, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook 5-10 minutes, until very fragrant. Turn the instant pot off. Add the chicken, then stir in the tomatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
2. Once done cooking, use the quick release and release the steam. Shred the chicken using two forks. Stir in the lime juice, and cilantro.
3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top, as desired, with yogurt/sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro, green onions, and tortilla chips. Zest a lime over each bowl. Eat and enjoy!

Stove-Top

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onion, garlic, poblano peppers, chipotle peppers, paprika, cumin, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook 5-10 minutes, until very fragrant. Add the chicken, then stir in the tomatoes and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Partially cover and simmer over medium-low heat 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
2. Shred the chicken using two forks. Stir in the lime juice, and cilantro.
3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top, as desired, with yogurt/sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro, green onions, and tortilla chips. Zest a lime over each bowl. Eat and enjoy!

Salty Lime Chips: heat 1/4 cup avocado oil or olive oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add 4 thinly sliced corn tortilla strips. Fry 1 minute, then toss and fry another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with lime zest and flaky sea salt. Repeat with 4 more tortillas. 

This recipe was originally published on Half-Baked Harvest

 

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This post was originally posted on December 31, 2021