Chicken Tortilla Soup


This no-fuss Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup is quick to make, incredibly flavorful, filling and garnished with crushed corn tortilla chips!

This no-fuss Chicken Tortilla Soup is quick to make, incredibly flavorful, and filling and garnished with crushed corn tortilla chips!

I’m on a roll this week sharing my favorite dinners.  I have had this soup and the Meatball Parmesan in my dinner rotation for quite some time now (yes, I was holding out on you) and I’m finally getting around to sharing them this week.  New year – new dinner ideas!  If you’re anything like me, you can’t look at another dessert after all of the holidays we just had.  Give it another week, I’m sure I’ll be over that.  It also doesn’t help that my birthday is so close to Christmas (today) and that means MORE cake and MORE desserts.  There could be worse problems in the world, right? Mr. Wishes got me a vanilla cake with white chocolate butter cream frosting and raspberry filling to celebrate my birthday this past weekend with family.  It was to die for!  Then he got me a small fruit tart to enjoy throughout my birthday week – I am eating like the fattiest of the fatty fat pants this week.

This no-fuss Chicken Tortilla Soup is quick to make, incredibly flavorful, and filling and garnished with crushed corn tortilla chips!

I have made this chicken tortilla soup several times and everyone absolutely loves it. I have used a rotisserie chicken once which made it a very quick and easy weeknight dinner.  If your New Year’s resolution is to cook more dinners at home, I highly recommend adding this one to the list.  It’s the best Chicken Tortilla soup I have ever had, including soups that I have had at restaurants.  This one is creamy, chunky, and full of flavor.

This soup makes a LOT, so this is perfect for a big family or if you’re a fan of leftovers the next day.  I am one of those people!  Leftovers are the gift that keeps on giving.  Enjoy!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup
Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
This no-fuss Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup is quick to make, incredibly flavorful, filling and garnished with crushed corn tortilla chips!
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Three 14-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • One 10.75-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup prepared salsa, mild or spicy
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, boiled, drained and shredded
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • One 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • One 1.27-ounce packet fajita seasoning
  • One 16-ounce bag corn tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack, grated
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated
  • ½ cup sour cream
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and the onion and saute until softened, 5 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more.
  4. Add the broth and the half-and-half.
  5. Stir in the cream of chicken soup, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, cumin and fajita seasoning. Continue to simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  6. Crumble the tortilla chips into individual bowls and top with a ladle of soup.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and add a dollop of sour cream.

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26 Responses to “Chicken Tortilla Soup”

  1. January 7, 2015 at 2:39 AM #

    Looks delicious and hearty!

  2. January 7, 2015 at 8:32 AM #

    Happy birthday! I’ve got a bit of a chest cold right now, and this soup sounds like a great way to help me get back to 100%. Even though you say it makes a big batch, I probably wouldn’t share. 🙂

    • January 7, 2015 at 9:34 AM #

      I hope you feel better soon, Eva!

  3. January 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM #

    Mmmmmm I love soups like this!

  4. January 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM #

    looks warm and I’m freezing right now 😉

  5. January 7, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    YES! Keep the desserts and gimme a bowl of this awesome soup!!

  6. January 7, 2015 at 11:13 AM #

    P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hit enter too soon! Enjoy your day!

  7. January 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM #

    I’m the same way…I can’t even think of eating dessert right now! Chicken tortilla is one of my family’s favorites and this version sounds wonderful.

  8. January 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM #

    Hey – first things first – HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And if you are all fed up with desserts please send them my way!!! 😉
    I am hoping to make chicken soup tonight and adding beans and corn would be a splendid idea!

  9. January 7, 2015 at 12:52 PM #

    One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE comfort foods.

  10. January 7, 2015 at 1:14 PM #

    Oh yum – I can totally see why this is one of your favorite recipes to make. Perfect comfort food!

  11. January 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM #

    Happy Birthday!! Oh, I LOVE chicken tortilla soup. Yours looks so deliciously heartwarming. I loved that you used a rotisserie chicken. Best quick weeknight meal ever!

  12. January 7, 2015 at 1:44 PM #

    Tortilla soup is my absolute favorite kind of soup – and Happy Birthday!

  13. January 7, 2015 at 2:53 PM #

    One of my plans for the new year is, in fact, to be a better meal planner so this recipe will come in handy! I’ve never had chicken tortilla soup but it looks absolutely delicious 🙂

  14. January 7, 2015 at 6:07 PM #

    Yum – tortilla soup is one of my favorites!

  15. January 7, 2015 at 8:43 PM #

    “Left overs are a gift that keep on giving!” LOL I totally agree!

  16. January 7, 2015 at 9:21 PM #

    Oh how I love tortilla soup! This looks fantastic!

    I didn’t want to see dessert until a few days ago … and now I’m starting to get the itch!! haha

  17. January 7, 2015 at 11:40 PM #

    This soup sounds delicous and so comforting. I love it! Happy birthday! 🙂

  18. January 8, 2015 at 7:24 AM #

    I don’t like soup but my husband does and I think it’s time I introduced my German to some chicken tortilla soup. 🙂

  19. January 8, 2015 at 7:49 AM #

    It is ridiculously cold here right now. All I want is comfort food, just like this soup.

  20. January 8, 2015 at 10:32 PM #

    I love the crunchiness of the gorillas in this chicken tortilla soup. Great sensation and texture.

  21. January 9, 2015 at 10:59 AM #

    I have vowed to stop eating out as often as well. This soup looks perfect for making at home cooking fast and easy!

  22. Nicole
    January 9, 2015 at 12:38 PM #

    I came across your posting yesterday while I was at work. I put together a shopping list, picked up the few ingredients I was missing (I already had most of the beans/broth etc in my pantry!), and made this as soon as I got home. It was DELICIOUS!!!! My mother in law stopped over unexpectedly, and she joined us for dinner….. she must have asked me for the recipe 4 times! Easy, flavorful, and made plenty to go around. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 This one’s a keeper, for sure!!!

    • January 9, 2015 at 1:20 PM #

      Nicole, I appreciate you coming back to let me know! I’m so glad you like it!! Thank you!

  23. January 10, 2015 at 7:10 PM #

    Happy Birthday Ashley! This soup looks delicious! Perfect dinner for these crazy cold nights. Pinning

  24. January 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM #

    Happy Birthday! This looks wonderful!

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