Home » Dinner » Soup » Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

This Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is loaded with so much flavor, makes an easy meal and comes together in under 30 minutes. Chicken Tortilla Soup has shredded chicken, corn, black beans and a delicious broth with just a touch of spice. Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup is perfect for feeding a crowd or make for a simple weeknight dinner at home. Leftovers freeze so easily as well.

Looking for other simple soup ideas? Check out my recipes for Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Chicken and Dumpling Soup, 8 Can Taco Soup or Chicken and Rice Soup.

grey bowl with tortilla soup topped with tortilla strips, lime and cilantro

Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

Is there anything better on a cold day, than a warm, belly filling bowl of soup? We are huge soup fans around here, it’s a one pan meal that everyone can enjoy.

Tortilla Soup is so easy for everyone to make it just how they like. Put out some of your favorite toppings and watch everyone get to work. Some toppings we use eat with this soup are; tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, limes and sliced avocados.

spoonful of soup with chicken, corn, tomatoes and tortilla strips

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here’s all the tips and tricks to make this simple Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe:

  • Start with a large 6 quart pan. I like to use an enameled cast iron pan like THIS one.
  • First, cook the chopped onion in some olive oil for 2-3 minutes, until it begins to soften. Add in the garlic and cook and stir for just 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken breasts right into the pan with the onion and garlic. Season the chicken with the cumin, chili powder, salt and black pepper.
  • At this point, you will pour in the Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce and chicken broth to cover the chicken. Bring the soup to a boil and then turn the heat down to medium. Place a lid on the pan and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
pot of tomato sauce and chicken broth
  • The chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165º F to be sure that it is cooked through. Easily measure the temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and shred into small, bite sized pieces. This can easily be done by using two forks, shredding claws or you can even place the chicken in your stand mixer with the beater attachment.
  • Place the shredded chicken breasts back into the pot add in the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer the soup for 5 minutes before serving.
big pot of shredded chicken in tomato broth with black beans, corn and cilantro to make tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

If you are looking for other Family Friendly meals or desserts follow along with me on YouTube or Facebook where I share simple recipes to help you with Feeding Your Fam! Make sure to subscribe so you will be notified each time I post a new video!

Tried it and just loved it? Leave me a rating! I would love to hear how it turned out for you! Or even snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @feedingyourfam or #feedingyourfam so I can see what you made!

Save the Recipe

Want to save this recipe?

Just enter your email and it will come right to your inbox!
Plus, you’ll get new recipes from us every week!


Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is loaded with so much flavor, makes an easy meal and comes together in under 30 minutes. Chicken Tortilla Soup has shredded chicken, corn, black beans and a delicious broth with just a touch of spice.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, Chicken Recipes, Comfort Food, Soup
Keyword: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 134kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 10 ounce Rotel tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15.25 ounce can of corn, drained
  • 1 15.25 ounce can of black beans, drained
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • In a large 6 quart dutch oven over medium heat cook and stir the onion in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes, until it is soft.
  • Add in the garlic and cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Place the chicken on top of the onion and garlic and season with the cumin, chili powder, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Pour in the Cans of Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring the soup to a boil, turn down the heat if needed, cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 or is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and shred into bite sized pieces. Place the chicken back into the soup.
  • Add in the black beans, corn, lime juice and cilantro. Allow to simmer for an additional 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Toppings for Chicken Tortilla Soup:
  • shredded cheese
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • tortilla strips
  • limes

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @feedingyourfam or tag #feedingyourfam!

This Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is loaded with so much flavor, makes an easy meal and comes together in under 30 minutes. Chicken Tortilla Soup has shredded chicken, corn, black beans and a delicious broth with just a touch of spice.

spoonful of tortilla soup with shredded chicken

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




2 Comments