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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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"Bring a bit of the Southwest to your table with this spirit-warming soup. Loaded with tender chicken, diced tomatoes, and plenty of seasonings, it's sure to be requested again and again. Serve with tortilla chips if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine onion, chicken broth, tomatoes, and taco seasoning in a large sauce pan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in chicken; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
  2. Bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 1 minute. Top with Mexican cheese and cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2012

I make this in the crockpot about once a month. I use organic chicken broth and homemade taco seasoning. This can be easily made to stretch by throwing in a drained/rinsed can of corn and a drained/rinsed can of black beans. I like to top it with deep fried tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 14, 2012

pretty good, but will probably add my own spin next time. (Enchilada sauce in the soup base, grilled corn, and make it a bit thicker)

Nov 19, 2012

Very good, healthy. I used homemade chicken broth and cooked chicken. Instead of a package of taco seasoning, I sprinkled a little sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin and oregano over the chicken broth.

Aug 06, 2012

This was the easiest but tastiest soup ever! I broke up tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl and spooned the soup over it. Added a blend of Mexican shredded cheese, and used my favorite green Tabasco sauce. I like it spicy! So good!

Sep 16, 2013

We liked it. I added a can of black beans to make it more filling, used more chicken because we needed more meat for our family, used Ro-tel which comes in 10 oz cans so I used two of them...etc. Little changes. I don't see why anyone would not like this if they like the ingredients. You can switch up the ingredients, add some extras, etc. and have a tasty, cost-effective meal on the table in minutes.

Dec 06, 2012

I converted this recipe into a crock pot dinner that worked out great! I boiled 2 chicken breasts (whole) until cooked (just a few minutes) and then added them to everything else in the pot, minus the cornstarch mixture and the toppings. Then, it all simmered merrily all day long. Later, I shredded the chicken with a fork and added the cornstarch mixture, turning the temperature from low to high for the soup to thicken. I served it with shredded cheese and cilantro, like it suggests, but also offered Greek yogurt which, when stirred in, makes the soup nice and creamy. I normally do a lot of complex cooking, but we have a new baby (!) so this recipe of can-dumping simplicity was PERFECT for a busy weeknight dinner. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks!! Oh, P.S.--I also dumped in a can of black beans.

Jan 07, 2013

Really spicy but oh so good! Family really enjoyed it. They want to try it with shredded chicken the next time. I don't eat cheese so on my bowl I put a dollop of sour cream. The kids also put some crunched up tortilla chips on top. This is definitely a new family favorite.

Nov 10, 2012

YUMMY YUM YUMMY! my kids and husband LOVED this... my kids used tostios scoops instead of spoons and my husband added a shredded flour tortilla to his.... we have decide that during the winter we will have this soup one a week..... However I added Veggies to mine, such as Corn and black beans, and did not put in the green chilli's.... thanks so much for sharing the recipe....


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  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1269 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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