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Fun Facts About Soup for National Soup Month + Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This post is part of a compensated ambassadorship with Campbell Soup Company. All opinions are my own.

With it being such an icy cold January, I hope you’ve been enjoying National Soup Month as much as I have by warming up your insides with the perfect feel good food — soup!

This is an especially exciting year for Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle soup which celebrates its 80th birthday!

Happy 80th Birthday Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup

Once upon a time, it wasn’t even called Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle soup. It started out being called “Chicken with Noodles” and it wasn’t really all that popular.

1934 Campbell's Noodle Soup Print Ad

When a famous radio program host accidentally called it “Chicken Noodle” soup on a popular radio show, sales took off! The soup was officially renamed “Chicken Noodle” and it remains the top-selling soup for Campbell to this day.

1938 Chicken Noodle Name Change Sketch

With 32 feet of noodles inside each can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, I see why it’s still happily slurped up by children and adults everywhere!

1964 Campbell's Noodle Soup Print Ad

More fun soup tidbits:

• Frank Sinatra always asked for chicken and rice soup to be available to him in his dressing rooms before he went on stage.

• Soup can be dated back to about 6000 B.C. and was first made of hippopotamus.

• It has been noted that pop-art artist, Andy Warhol, found the inspiration to paint his “Campbell’s Soup Cans” series because that’s what he had for lunch every day for 20 years.

For lots of yummy soup recipes to celebrate National Soup Month, head to the Wisest Kid website for “Sip, Slurp and Spoon” soup favorites like this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

There’s just nothing better than a bowl of hot soup in January, and every sloppy, slurpable spoonful of this is more delicious than the next!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Made with another of my favorite Campbell’s Condensed Soups, Cream of Chicken, it’s full of zesty flavor and makes one heck of a satisfying meal for the whole family.

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup ingredients

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Cook time
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup Pace Picante Sauce (I used hot)
  • 2 cans (10¾ oz each) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into strips
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  1. Stir the picante sauce, soup, chicken, corn, beans, water and cumin in a 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Stir the tortillas, cheese and cilantro into the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Top with cheese and additional cilantro, if desired
Time-Saver: Cook on high for 2 to 2½ hours


I hope you enjoy it. It’s oh so yummy nummy!

What homemade soups do you make using Campbell’s Condensed Soup?

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. Yay! I love finding new crockpot recipes, especially when they look delicious and have ingredients the whole family will eat!

  2. I’ve been looking for a good chicken tortilla soup recipe and this one looks so yummy, and easy too!

  3. As I am gluten intolerant I don’t use Campbells just in case. We make our own bone broth with pastured beef or chicken bones.

  4. I bet my husband would love this recipe! I will make sure to print it and share it with him so we can make it over a chilly weekend.

  5. Looks delicious. I wish I had a slow cooker so I can try it.

  6. I love a good bowl of chicken soup, especially in the winter time!

  7. Hippo soup?!? Thank goodness we’ve come a long way from that!


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