Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This truly is an easy Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup that is made in one pot and done in under 30 minutes.  A hearty combination of spices combined with sweet corn and crunchy tortilla chips make this the best Chicken Tortilla Soup I have made yet.  Add a little chicken and it makes a perfect lunch or dinner when you want to warm your sole or add a little spice to your day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken, mexican, soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes Or one large can
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernals frozen is fine
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 cups roasted or steamed chicken shredded


  • In a large heavy bottom stock pot heat add olive oil, onions, jalepenos and garlic and let cook over medium heat until onions start to become translucent.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, beans and spices.  Stir to ensure blended evenly.  If you like your soup broth to be thinner simply add some water or more chicken stock to desired density.
  • Turn up heat and simmer on medium high for 15 minutes.  
  • Add corn kernels and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  • When complete add juice of a freshly squeezed lime and stir.
  • Spoon with laddle into soup bowls and add shredded roasted chicken.
  • Add 2-3 broken Corn Tortilla chips to top after and just before eating along with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.
  • Enjoy and refridgerate leftovers for 1-2 days or freeze for up to a month for lunches or dinners.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1190mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5.8mg