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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup is a simple favorite that's packed with healthy ingredients and loads of flavor!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Comfort Food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 5 1/2-inch corn tortillas, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 15-oz. can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 15-oz. can corn, drained
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, plus extra for sprinkling
  • tortilla strips, for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Crunchy Tortilla Strips Garnish
  • 3 corn tortillas, cut into 2-inch thin strips
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Heat oil in large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the onions, peppers and garlic. Saute 5 minutes. Stir in tortilla pieces and continue to cook for 3 minutes or until tortillas are softened. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Let cool for 5 minutes, then puree SMALL portions at a time in a blender until smooth. DO NOT overfill the blender or you'll be sprayed with hot soup. Return pureed soup to the pot.

  2. Add the chicken, corn and the black beans. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Lower heat and add in shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with extra cheese and tortilla strips.

Crunchy Tortilla Strips Garnish
  1. To make the tortilla strips spray a baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Lay the tortilla strips onto the sheet in a single layer. Combine chili powder and salt. Lightly spray tortilla pieces with no-stick cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle tortilla pieces with salt mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1002mg44%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 879IU18%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.