This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is easy and delicious, cheesy and flavorful. Makes a big pot! Optional garnishes: shredded cheese, diced green onions, cilantro, lime juice, pickled jalapenos, sour cream, and avocado slices.
Rub chicken with salt, then follow with cumin, chili powder, and pepper.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the hot skillet until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and cut into chunks.
Combine chicken broth, queso, diced tomatoes and chiles, pepper and onion blend, tortilla chips, black beans, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice in a slow cooker. Add chicken. Season soup with cayenne, and add more salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 5 hours. Top with crushed tortillas.
Per Serving: 441 calories; protein 30.3g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 102.7mg; sodium 1981.1mg.