Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

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Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

This quick, easy and delicious soup takes a few minutes to assemble with some shelf stable time savers. Then, the slow cooker does all the work while you enjoy your day.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (any size is fine)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Ground Cumin to taste, suggest about 1 T
  • 1, 14.5 oz. small can of black beans
  • 1, 14.5 oz. small can of diced tomatoes – fire roasted, with chilies or other appropriate flavor is great too!
  • 1, 16 oz. jar (or 2 C) of mild or medium salsa
  • 1, 32 oz. container (or 4 C) of chicken broth
  • 2T dried cilantro or add fresh cilantro when shredding chicken

Optional Toppings when served

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Corn Tortilla chips



  • Place raw chicken in bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Salt, Pepper and Cumin to taste. I season in the same amounts as if grilling the chicken.
  • Add remaining ingredients in listed order.
  • A note about the chicken broth – you may substitute water, if in a pinch, however the soup is then thinner flavored. Using broth helps the flavors bloom.
  • Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  • Prior to serving pull the chicken breasts out, shred them, and then place the shredded chicken back in the soup.
  • Tip = this recipe is sized for a 6-quart slow cooker. You may need to scale the ingredient amounts if your slow cooker is smaller or larger.

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