Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with chicken, black beans, corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, and cheese. It's simmered in a creamy velvety broth that is out of this world and can be made on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Top with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings and enjoy this easy comforting one-pot meal any time of the year!
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro; saute for another minute.
Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and simmer for 15 minutes or low-medium heat. Remove the chicken from the soup and shred or dice into small bite-size pieces. Return it to the pot and stir to combine.
Spoon soup into serving bowls and top with tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, lime, fresh cilantro, or toppings of choice!
To Cook in the crockpot: Place all ingredients except the heavy cream and cheese, in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return the chicken to the crockpot along with the heavy cream and cheese and simmer until the cheese is melted.
For an extra thick and creamy soup, whisk 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in 1/4 cup of chicken broth or water and whisk it in after adding the heavy cream. This will thicken the soup and make it extra creamy!