Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup — Chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cheese, and addictively crunchy tortilla strips! Fast, easy weeknight meal, and better than from a restaurant!!

A bowl of homemade chicken tortilla soup, with a spoon resting on the lip.

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

When I see chicken tortilla soup on a restaurant menu, I get excited. There’s something about the slightly spicy broth with tender chicken, the corn and black beans, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, and those addictively good tortilla strips on top that I can’t resist.

Rather than making a trip out for it, you can make Mexican tortilla soup with chicken at home in 30 minutes and it’s easy.

So many ingredients get tossed into the pot all at once and before you know it this hearty, comforting soup is ready. And it tastes better than my favorite restaurant version! 

My family loved this easy tortilla soup and I love that it’s ready so quickly and with very minimal effort. 

It makes enough that I stashed half in the freezer for those nights when I just want to pull something out of the freezer for dinner. And with winter cold and flu season around the corner, soup is perfect.

Overhead view of a Dutch oven full of chicken tortilla soup.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients 

To make this easy tortilla soup recipe, you’ll need: 

  • Corn tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Yellow onion
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Black beans
  • Cooked shredded chicken
  • Corn
  • Lime juice
  • Spices
  • Fresh cilantro

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

A white bowl of quick chicken tortilla soup.

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup

This really is such an EASY recipe for chicken tortilla soup! Here’s a look at how it’s made: 

  1. Sauté the onion and jalapeño in an oiled Dutch oven, then add the diced garlic and continue cooking until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and juice, black beans, chicken, corn, lime juice, spices and bring to a boil.
  3. Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes, then stir in fresh cilantro and boil another minute. 
  4. Ladle the homemade chicken tortilla soup into bowls and top with homemade crispy tortilla strips (I’ve given the recipe in the recipe card below), cubed avocado, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream. 
Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup - Chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cheese, and addictively crunchy tortilla strips! Fast, easy weeknight meal, and better than from a restaurant!!

Tips for the Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

To save time, use store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken that you have on hand. Of course you can roast or pan sauté chicken if you’re so inclined.

Salt your soup to taste. I use low-sodium chicken broth and no-salt-added tomatoes and add a bit of salt to my soup so I can control the overall salt level. 

The saltiness of low-sodium broth, rotisserie chickens, canned tomatoes, black beans, and personal preferences for salt all vary so salt to taste.

Recipe FAQs

Can I Make This Recipe in the Crockpot? 

I’m sure you could, but when a recipe is as quick and easy as this one I’d rather use the stove to avoid dirtying extra dishes. 

Can the soup be made with rotisserie chicken?

Absolutely! Buy pre-shredded rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store to save yourself some prep work and reduce the cook time.

What toppings go on chicken tortilla soup?

We love garnishing out individual bowls of soup with fresh cilantro, cubed avocado, a little shredded cheese (like cheddar or a Mexican cheese blend), and / or sour cream. And tortilla strips, of course! But use any toppings that sound good to you!

Is chicken tortilla soup spicy?

As written, this homemade recipe has a nice kick to it without being burn-your-tongue-off spicy. You can easily reduce the amount of spice by removing the seeds from the jalapeño pepper or using half of the jalapeño instead of the whole thing. For more spice, keep the seeds in the jalapeño or add another jalapeño to the pot of soup.

Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup — Chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cheese, and addictively crunchy tortilla strips! Fast, easy weeknight meal, and better than from a restaurant!!

Storage Instructions

This easy tortilla soup will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Extra tortilla strips will keep in airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.

Can the Soup Be Frozen?

Yes! You can freeze the soup (without the tortilla strips on top) for up to 6 months. 

What to Serve with Chicken Tortilla Soup

This simple tortilla soup pairs well with crusty bread or a green side salad. Here are a few side dishes to serve with chicken tortilla soup: 

Pair your bowl of soup with a homemade margarita or refreshing glass of horchata to wash it all down! 

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Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Averie Sunshine
Chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cheese, and addictively crunchy tortilla strips! Fast, easy weeknight meal, and better than from a restaurant!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
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Ingredients  

Tortilla Strips

  • 10 small corn tortillas, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, about 4 to 5 inches long, diced very small (the seeds are where the heat is concentrated; included or discard them based on preference)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
  • 32 ounces 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes and juice, I used petite diced, no-salt-added
  • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, use storebought rotisserie chicken to save time; or roast or cook your own chicken in a skillet
  • 1 ½ cups corn, I used frozen straight from the freezer, fresh may be substituted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, regular paprika may be substituted
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely minced
  • diced avocado for serving, optional for serving
  • shredded cheese, optional for serving
  • sour cream, optional for serving

Instructions 

Make the Tortilla Strips:

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with a Silpat or foil to save cleanup time.
  • Loosely scatter the tortilla strips, evenly drizzle with olive oil, evenly sprinkle with kosher salt, toss with hands to coat evenly, and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, or until crisp and lightly golden brown; set aside.
  • While strips bake, begin making the soup.

Make the Soup:

  • To a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm.
  • Add the onion, jalapeno, and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir intermittently.
  • Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and juice, black beans, chicken, corn, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, smoked paprika, optional cayenne pepper, and bring to a boil.
  • Allow mixture to boil gently for about 5 to 7 minutes. If at any point the overall liquid level looks low or you prefer your soup to have more broth, add 1 to 2 cups of water; you’ll adjust the salt and seasoning levels at the end.
  • Add the cilantro and boil 1 minute.
  • Taste soup and add salt to taste. This will vary based on how salty the chicken broth, tomatoes, black beans, and rotisserie chicken are, and personal preference. Make any necessary seasoning adjustments (i.e. more salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, etc.).
  • Ladle soup into bowls, top with tortilla strips to taste, optionally garnish with avocado, cheese and/or sour cream; serve immediately.

Notes

  • Soup will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Extra tortilla strips will keep in airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 737kcal, Carbohydrates: 79g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 7755mg, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

More Easy Chicken Soup Recipes:

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Chicken Poblano Soup — All the familiar flavors of chicken tortilla soup but with the addition of roasted poblanos and tomatillos to give extra heartiness and depth of flavor!

Chicken Poblano Tortilla Soup - All the familiar flavors of chicken tortilla soup but with the addition of roasted poblanos and tomatillos to give extra heartiness and depth of flavor! An EASY soup, ready in 30 minutes, and a guaranteed family favorite to put on rotation especially for busy weeknights! 

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup — Why have regular chicken noodle soup when you can have CREAMY instead? Pure comfort food at its finest! Ready in 30 minutes, an instant family favorite, and PERFECT for chilly weather!!

Originally posted September 15, 2015 and reposted September 4, 2020 with updated text.

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  1. 5 stars
    Best chicken tortilla soup I’ve ever made, and I’ve tried many recipes. The spices and the amounts used were absolutely perfect. This will be on our table many times in the future and shared with many friends. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m so grateful to hear this is the best chicken tortilla soup you’ve ever made! And that this will be on your table and shared with friends and family for a long time to come!

  2. 5 stars
    I left my grocery list at home and found this recipe online. This is the BEST chicken tortilla soup recipe I have found! I don’t like a lot of heat so I added half of the jalapeño and left out the cayenne pepper. The flavor was amazing and the spice level was just right for me!

  3. 5 stars
    It was great, my whole family (including my picky husband) went back for seconds!! Score!
    This definitely goes in the rotation.

  4. 5 stars
    It was great, my whole family (including my picky husband) went back for seconds!! Score!
    This definitely goes in the rotation.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad your whole family including Mr. Picky went back for seconds and that it’ll be in the rotation!

  5. 5 stars
    This was a fantastic soup! I used half an onion, skipped the jalapeno and used store bought tortilla chips! Can’t wait to make this again, so much flavor!

  6. 5 stars
    This was a fantastic soup! I used half an onion, skipped the jalapeno and used store bought tortilla chips! Can’t wait to make this again, so much flavor!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad this was fantastic! Store bought chips are a great time saver and glad they worked great!

  7. 5 stars
    Best tortilla soup since Chi-chi’s restaurant closed. Thank you for the recipe. It’s a definite keeper 👍

  8. 5 stars
    Best tortilla soup since Chi-chi’s restaurant closed. Thank you for the recipe. It’s a definite keeper 👍

  9. 5 stars
    This was amazing!! My family enjoyed it!! All I did differently was add zucchini. I will make this again!! Thank you for such a great recipe!!

  10. 5 stars
    This was amazing!! My family enjoyed it!! All I did differently was add zucchini. I will make this again!! Thank you for such a great recipe!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad it was amazing! Adding zucchini is great to sneak in some extra veggies :)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad it’s been a mainstay of yours!

      Almost more importantly, thank you for alerting me to the video. I didn’t watch the video in entirety because I just don’t have the time! Perhaps Laura mentioned me by name in the video. However, it is concerning and frustrating to me that she did not make one mention of my website on her Youtube page where she basically copied/pasted my recipe in entirety – unless I am missing it but I just had my family check for any mention of my name in writing and it’s not there. This hurts me and my business. At least you found the soup! And I sincerely appreciate your comment so very much!

      1. I don’t know her personally, but I’m a huge fan of her Garden Answer and have watched her for years. She hardly ever shows what she is making in her kitchen, she mostly focuses on gardening. She seems like a very thoughtful and kind person. I bet if you reached out to her she would make it right for you.

      2. Thank you for the info and I went back and triple checked her description and I did see her link. I had been looking for my name, my site name Averie Cooks, or it linked out “for the full recipe please go here….” with my site linked, which is why I missed it.

        She seems like a nice person and that’s great and I am happy for her that has a large and loyal following it seems like. As I am also happy and extremely grateful for my own readers, followers, and anyone who comes to my site looking for a recipe and makes one of mine as it’s so competitive these days. I am happy you’re a fan of this soup and thanks for taking the time to write such kind-hearted, thoughtful messages 😊

  11. 5 stars
    This is in our weekly rotation! Made according to the recipe is great. Also works when there is an ingredient that we don’t have. We tend to add a 2nd can of black beans. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    This is in our weekly rotation! Made according to the recipe is great. Also works when there is an ingredient that we don’t have. We tend to add a 2nd can of black beans. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that this is in your weekly rotation! Yes, this is a very flexible recipe and you can mix and match the ingredients and good idea to add more black beans too.

  13. I just posted the question about the calorie content. I’m seeing that the recipe calls for rotisserie chicken and maybe that’s why it’s 737 calories. I plan to use poached boneless, skinless breasts and will use less oil for sautéing the onion and peppers so that will lighten the calorie load. Looks delicious and am looking forward to trying this.

    1. The nutrition stats are a computer generated courtesy estimate. Many online tools can often have a wide variety of results for the “same” recipe. I am not a dietician so all info is provided as a courtesy estimate. IMO this estimate is high but of course, that’s just my hunch. Enjoy the soup!

  14. 5 stars
    This was fantastic. I left out the beans to make it more keto friendly for my husband. I’ve made it several times and each time it’s a mega hit. It’s been added to our favorites. Thank you!

    And for those interested, it’s perfect in a crockpot, smoked paprika is a must and a dollop of sour cream on top of it is divine.

  15. 5 stars
    This was fantastic. I left out the beans to make it more keto friendly for my husband. I’ve made it several times and each time it’s a mega hit. It’s been added to our favorites. Thank you!

    And for those interested, it’s perfect in a crockpot, smoked paprika is a must and a dollop of sour cream on top of it is divine.

    1. I am glad it has been fantastic and a mega hit and one of your favorites! Also great to know you’ve been able to make it in a Crock Pot!

  16. 4 stars
    Hi Averie,

    I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and we really liked it! I did make a couple of adjustments to fit our taste though – I used only 1 tsp of cumin (since cumin is very overpowering) and instead of salt I used Goya Bouillon powder for a richer chicken flavor. I couldn’t help myself by frying up the corn tortilla strips since that’s how I’m used to eating them, however, baking them is a much healthier approach Thanks again! I’ll be cooking up another batch soon since the weather is still chilly in Vegas.

  17. 4 stars
    Hi Averie,

    I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and we really liked it! I did make a couple of adjustments to fit our taste though – I used only 1 tsp of cumin (since cumin is very overpowering) and instead of salt I used Goya Bouillon powder for a richer chicken flavor. I couldn’t help myself by frying up the corn tortilla strips since that’s how I’m used to eating them, however, baking them is a much healthier approach Thanks again! I’ll be cooking up another batch soon since the weather is still chilly in Vegas.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe and that this hit the spot and you tweaked it to your liking and hope the weather is warming up for you now!

  18. 5 stars
    Hi Averie,
    Last night my daughter and I went out to dinner and just for 2 bowls of chicken tortilla soup it was $10. So, today I decided to look up your recipe online and make it myself. Since neither of us can eat real spicey food, I used half of the jalapeno and decreased the spicey spices a little and it was perfect. I didn’t have any corn tortillas, so I broke up sea salt tortilla chips.

  19. 5 stars
    Hi Averie,
    Last night my daughter and I went out to dinner and just for 2 bowls of chicken tortilla soup it was $10. So, today I decided to look up your recipe online and make it myself. Since neither of us can eat real spicey food, I used half of the jalapeno and decreased the spicey spices a little and it was perfect. I didn’t have any corn tortillas, so I broke up sea salt tortilla chips.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad you decided to learn how to make this and that it was perfect! Necessity is the mother of invention, right! :)

  20. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and my *particular* 10-year-old daughter and I both LOVED IT. I was craving good chicken tortilla soup and this is it. Thank you!!!

  21. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and my *particular* 10-year-old daughter and I both LOVED IT. I was craving good chicken tortilla soup and this is it. Thank you!!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad you both loved it and that it hit the spot for your tortilla soup craving!

  22. 5 stars
    I didn’t have all the ingredients, but made an excellent soup that required 2nds from all.

    1 lb ground chicken browned
    1/2 large onion / 2 tablespoons olive oil-5 min

    4 cups chicken broth
    1 can corn
    1 c pinto beans
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 can rotel
    garlic salt, paprika, salt, pepper
    1 T Lime juice

    low boil for 5-7-9 min
    Taste for spices

    I used store bought tortilla chips
    sour cream, avocado, cheese
    Success

  23. 5 stars
    I didn’t have all the ingredients, but made an excellent soup that required 2nds from all.

    1 lb ground chicken browned
    1/2 large onion / 2 tablespoons olive oil-5 min

    4 cups chicken broth
    1 can corn
    1 c pinto beans
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 can rotel
    garlic salt, paprika, salt, pepper
    1 T Lime juice

    low boil for 5-7-9 min
    Taste for spices

    I used store bought tortilla chips
    sour cream, avocado, cheese
    Success

  24. 5 stars
    I have made this soup, per this recipe, at least ten times now. If I ever make a different soup my husband says, “awwww why not the tortilla?? ” And he’s very picky, so that’s a huge compliment :). Thank you for the recipe. It’s easy, to boot!

  25. 5 stars
    I have made this soup, per this recipe, at least ten times now. If I ever make a different soup my husband says, “awwww why not the tortilla?? ” And he’s very picky, so that’s a huge compliment :). Thank you for the recipe. It’s easy, to boot!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad that this is a favorite for you and your husband and that it’s picky eater approved!

  26. 5 stars
    I have always loved eating ice cream and whenever I get a chance I never miss eating ice cream and your ice cream taste and recipe is really amazing I hope you will give us more delicious ice cream information in future.

    1. Step 4 reads: Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and juice, black beans, chicken, corn, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, smoked paprika, optional cayenne pepper, and bring to a boil.

      Note CHICKEN right after the black beans.

  27. 5 stars
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  28. 5 stars
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  29. 5 stars
    I Made this 30 min soup and was pleasantly surprised how good it was the only thing I added to it was some left over cabbage I wanted to use before it went bad this was the best soup I ever made!! Thank You

    1. 5 stars
      I Made this 30 min soup and was pleasantly surprised how good it was the only thing I added to it was some left over cabbage I wanted to use before it went bad this was the best soup I ever made!! Thank You

      1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that this is the best soup you’ve ever made!

  30. 5 stars
    Excellent weeknight recipe! Thank you, Averie. One correction, though. The heat in jalapeños, is NOT in the seeds, (although that used to be a common misconception), but in the Capsaicin Glands – also called membrane, ribs, or pith. There are many articles that explain this. Here is a detailed one with good pictures: https://www.cayennediane.com/anatomy-of-a-chile-pepper/. I live in New Mexico, where we eat LOTS of chile – mostly Hatch, although jalapeños are everywhere too. I think it’s illegal to remove the Capsaicin Glands. (Just kidding, of course, but we do like it hot!)

  31. 5 stars
    Excellent weeknight recipe! Thank you, Averie. One correction, though. The heat in jalapeños, is NOT in the seeds, (although that used to be a common misconception), but in the Capsaicin Glands – also called membrane, ribs, or pith. There are many articles that explain this. Here is a detailed one with good pictures: https://www.cayennediane.com/anatomy-of-a-chile-pepper/. I live in New Mexico, where we eat LOTS of chile – mostly Hatch, although jalapeños are everywhere too. I think it’s illegal to remove the Capsaicin Glands. (Just kidding, of course, but we do like it hot!)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love the recipe!

      I actually eat a ton of spicy food and grow my own chiles, too. I have always always been told, have read, informed, etc that it’s the seeds that are the culprits. But this sheds light on the capsaicin glands as the source of the heat. Wow, very interesting and I have never ever known this nor been told this by anyone including other chile loving people!

  32. 5 stars
    This recipe is 100% amazing in flavor and ease in preparation. This will be our family go to recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  33. 5 stars
    This recipe is 100% amazing in flavor and ease in preparation. This will be our family go to recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  34. 5 stars
    Delicious! I make this every month or so and freeze leftovers for easy lunches. I cut the salt in half and use store-bought tortilla chips for convenience. I would recommend quartering or omitting the cayenne if you plan to serve this to children who are not accustomed to spicy food.

  35. 5 stars
    Delicious! I make this every month or so and freeze leftovers for easy lunches. I cut the salt in half and use store-bought tortilla chips for convenience. I would recommend quartering or omitting the cayenne if you plan to serve this to children who are not accustomed to spicy food.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad that you make this every month or so and that you freeze some for easy lunches and leftovers!

  36. 5 stars
    Delicious. Thanks for sharing this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe, this one is so amazing. We tried it for the very first time and everyone loved it in my family.

  37. 5 stars
    Delicious. Thanks for sharing this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe, this one is so amazing. We tried it for the very first time and everyone loved it in my family.

  38. 5 stars
    My husband and I made this for dinner tonight! It was so good! We used green chilies and zucchini from our garden. We used crunched up tortilla chips instead of making the tortilla strips (summer laziness) and omitted a teaspoon of salt to compensate.  So easy, light and DELICIOUS! Thank you Averie! 

  39. 5 stars
    My husband and I made this for dinner tonight! It was so good! We used green chilies and zucchini from our garden. We used crunched up tortilla chips instead of making the tortilla strips (summer laziness) and omitted a teaspoon of salt to compensate.  So easy, light and DELICIOUS! Thank you Averie! 

    1. I am so glad to hear that it was delicious and that you even used homegrown veggies from your garden!

  40. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! My husband and I are vegan so I just substituted the chicken with frozen vegan chicken strips and fresh mushrooms. This is going into my “frequent meals” recipe folder.

  41. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! My husband and I are vegan so I just substituted the chicken with frozen vegan chicken strips and fresh mushrooms. This is going into my “frequent meals” recipe folder.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that this came out great as a vegan recipe for you and will be in your frequent meals folder!

  42. 5 stars
    About 6 hours ago I had ‘dinner meal burnout’. I am a scratch cook who makes dinner every night unless I can coerce my husband into doing it. That’s a bad idea… he only has a kitchen because it came with the house. I made a double batch of the chicken tortilla soup tonight we inhaled it. I shared 3 quarts with community friends and they raved about it. I didn’t do a rotisserie chicken; I had raw chicken breast that I just cut into bite-sized strips and threw in my oven at 350 F. for 20 minutes to cook through while I worked on the soup itself. Then I tossed the naked baked chicken strips in my soup and went on to make the tortilla strips. I drizzed very little olive oil on my tortilla strips and gave them a smattering of kosher salt. I think I baked them at 375 for 25-30 minutes (I started answering emails and forgot them!) OMG… best healthy meal ever, people. You must try this one.

  43. 5 stars
    About 6 hours ago I had ‘dinner meal burnout’. I am a scratch cook who makes dinner every night unless I can coerce my husband into doing it. That’s a bad idea… he only has a kitchen because it came with the house. I made a double batch of the chicken tortilla soup tonight we inhaled it. I shared 3 quarts with community friends and they raved about it. I didn’t do a rotisserie chicken; I had raw chicken breast that I just cut into bite-sized strips and threw in my oven at 350 F. for 20 minutes to cook through while I worked on the soup itself. Then I tossed the naked baked chicken strips in my soup and went on to make the tortilla strips. I drizzed very little olive oil on my tortilla strips and gave them a smattering of kosher salt. I think I baked them at 375 for 25-30 minutes (I started answering emails and forgot them!) OMG… best healthy meal ever, people. You must try this one.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad so glad this was a winner and that you even shared with friends!

  44. 5 stars
    I made the your Chicken Tortilla Soup last night 4/12/2022…..man! it was delicious! And so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe.

  45. 5 stars
    I made the your Chicken Tortilla Soup last night 4/12/2022…..man! it was delicious! And so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe.

  46. Excellent recipe, and excellent soup. My wife LOVED it!

    Do you have a recipe on how to make corn tortillas? I’d like to try this again using homemade ones.

    1. I don’t but they are not hard to make. A Google search will give you lots of ideas! Glad you loved the soup!

  47. I would love to make this with chicken breasts and also like to add some smoked paprika to it. Would this be advisable?

  48. Just wondering is that sodium amount correct? It looks like a fabulous recipe but that scares me a little.

    1. It’s a computer generated estimate and will vary widely based on what kind of ingredients you use namely the chicken broth, how salty your rotisserie chicken is, other canned goods, etc. I think it’s high too but to be totally sure you’d have to calculate by hand.

  49. 5 stars
    Amazing love the combo of spices …. Made lots for my meal prep lunches and froze some too.   

  50. 5 stars
    Amazing love the combo of spices …. Made lots for my meal prep lunches and froze some too.   

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to meal prep this and freeze some, great thinking!

  51. 5 stars
    I used fire roasted tomatoes, extra chili powder, a bit of oregano, a bit more lime juice and a whole deseeded jalapeno. This turned out really good! Toppings I like are tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro and sour cream. I agree with using rotisserie chicken but have also used diced raw chicken seasoned prior to cooking. What I like about this recipe is the addition of lime juice. I can really tell the difference. Thanks for sharing!

  52. 5 stars
    Delicious! I added an extra can of chicken broth to increase the liquid because I added pastina at the very end before adding the cilantro and needed to allow for some liquid to be soaked up. Let the pasta cook for about 5 minutes then added the cilantro and cooked for another minute. Had to adjust the seasoning a bit by adding a tad  more of each spice. Came out fantastic and filling ! Served with homemade guacamole and chips :)

  53. 5 stars
    Delicious! I added an extra can of chicken broth to increase the liquid because I added pastina at the very end before adding the cilantro and needed to allow for some liquid to be soaked up. Let the pasta cook for about 5 minutes then added the cilantro and cooked for another minute. Had to adjust the seasoning a bit by adding a tad  more of each spice. Came out fantastic and filling ! Served with homemade guacamole and chips :)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to tweak this to your liking and that it was perfect!

  54. 5 stars
    This was really good. I didn’t have boxed chicken broth so I added 4 teaspoons of Knor to 4 cups of water. The soup had a hint of spice and I loved it. 

  55. 5 stars
    This was really good. I didn’t have boxed chicken broth so I added 4 teaspoons of Knor to 4 cups of water. The soup had a hint of spice and I loved it. 

  56. 5 stars
    Omg this soup is delish!!  I always order tortilla soup when we eat at a Mexican restaurants and this soup is restaurant quality, but even better!!  I didn’t even include the jalapeño bc of my 8yo but it was still plenty flavorful.  We put diced avocado and cheese on top and it was the perfect dinner for a cold night.  Thank you!!

  57. 5 stars
    Omg this soup is delish!!  I always order tortilla soup when we eat at a Mexican restaurants and this soup is restaurant quality, but even better!!  I didn’t even include the jalapeño bc of my 8yo but it was still plenty flavorful.  We put diced avocado and cheese on top and it was the perfect dinner for a cold night.  Thank you!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is even better than from a restaurant! That is my goal, always :)

  58. 5 stars
    Absolutely Nummy! Made a double batch and froze some for 3 more meals. Shredding the rotisserie chicken took the longest, but other than that it was so easy.

  59. 5 stars
    Absolutely Nummy! Made a double batch and froze some for 3 more meals. Shredding the rotisserie chicken took the longest, but other than that it was so easy.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to double this and get some freezer meals out of it, too!

  60. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made this a handful of times and it’s always a hit. Plus there’s plenty left over for my husband to take to work. Great cold weather recipe and those tortilla strips are addicting!

  61. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made this a handful of times and it’s always a hit. Plus there’s plenty left over for my husband to take to work. Great cold weather recipe and those tortilla strips are addicting!

  62. 5 stars
    I used a can of Rotel fire roasted tomatoes and  fire roasted corn (Trader Joes). Oh mama this was delicious! It was good freshly made and even better the next day! Thanks! It will be a regular in our house!

  63. 5 stars
    This has been my go-to chicken tortilla soup recipe for several years now. I pretty much make it as is, but swap one diced tomato can for Rotel or add 4 oz of green chiles. As a matter of personal preference, I use pinto beans not black and don’t drain. Cannot recommend this recipe enough – great for dinner and leftovers for lunch!

    p.s. if you want to make in instant pot, sauté the onions, jalapeno and garlic until soft and then add all other ingredients (cube raw chicken) and high pressure cook for 7 mins. Comes out perfect!

  64. 5 stars
    This has been my go-to chicken tortilla soup recipe for several years now. I pretty much make it as is, but swap one diced tomato can for Rotel or add 4 oz of green chiles. As a matter of personal preference, I use pinto beans not black and don’t drain. Cannot recommend this recipe enough – great for dinner and leftovers for lunch!

    p.s. if you want to make in instant pot, sauté the onions, jalapeno and garlic until soft and then add all other ingredients (cube raw chicken) and high pressure cook for 7 mins. Comes out perfect!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this has been your go-to tortilla soup recipe for years! Also good tip about how to adjust the recipe for the Instant Pot!

  65. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! The whole family loved it even the picky eaters. I made a few changes by adding in a fresh red pepper, only used 1 can of tomatoes, used frozen corn/carrots mix, and accidentally added an extra tbsp of chili powder, which turned out great. Thank you for sharing your recipe. 

  66. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! The whole family loved it even the picky eaters. I made a few changes by adding in a fresh red pepper, only used 1 can of tomatoes, used frozen corn/carrots mix, and accidentally added an extra tbsp of chili powder, which turned out great. Thank you for sharing your recipe. 

  67. 4 stars
    Love the recipe but this site has way too many ads. Can’t even see what I am typing as I leave this comment. Had to bring out the printer to see the instructions. Not mobile friendly at all.

  68. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I made it exactly as described, and it turned out delicious. I will come back to this recipe again & again!

  69. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I made it exactly as described, and it turned out delicious. I will come back to this recipe again & again!

  70. 5 stars
    I made this soup for myself and my husband. I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out great.   I loved it and my husband said that this recipe is one for the books. 

  71. 5 stars
    I made this soup for myself and my husband. I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out great.   I loved it and my husband said that this recipe is one for the books. 

  72. 5 stars
    I usually make a taco soup recipe with ground turkey and tonight I wanted something similar and just as easy. I came across this recipe and will definitely be saving it! I made it a little easier by using a packet of taco seasoning. Thanks!

  73. 5 stars
    I usually make a taco soup recipe with ground turkey and tonight I wanted something similar and just as easy. I came across this recipe and will definitely be saving it! I made it a little easier by using a packet of taco seasoning. Thanks!

  74. 5 stars
    I made the 30 minute Homemade Tortilla Soup tonight for a small dinner party. It was a great hit. One of the best I have had/made in a long time. I will defiantly save this recipe for future use. Ready to try some of the others on this site. Thanks

  75. 5 stars
    I made the 30 minute Homemade Tortilla Soup tonight for a small dinner party. It was a great hit. One of the best I have had/made in a long time. I will defiantly save this recipe for future use. Ready to try some of the others on this site. Thanks

  76. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe and make it all the time! I throw everything in the crockpot in the morning so I only have to prep the tortillas when I’m tired in the evening. Only other change I make is cutting back the tomatoes to one can as my kids don’t love tomatoes.

  77. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe and make it all the time! I throw everything in the crockpot in the morning so I only have to prep the tortillas when I’m tired in the evening. Only other change I make is cutting back the tomatoes to one can as my kids don’t love tomatoes.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that you make this often and found a way to do it in your Crockpot!

  78. 5 stars
    Made this for a potluck at work. Everyone raved about it! My only small complaint is it was alot of tomatoes, but that’s minor. Multiple people have asked me to make it for them again. So good!

  79. 5 stars
    Made this for a potluck at work. Everyone raved about it! My only small complaint is it was alot of tomatoes, but that’s minor. Multiple people have asked me to make it for them again. So good!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this was a hit at the potluck! For me I don’t find the tomato quantity too much but I love tomatoes! But if you don’t you can always just add a bit less than called for.

  80. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite. So quick and easy! Please don’t substitute corn chips or bagged tortilla chips. These are TOO easy to make and so very worth it!

  81. 5 stars
    This is a family favorite. So quick and easy! Please don’t substitute corn chips or bagged tortilla chips. These are TOO easy to make and so very worth it!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is a family favorite! I agree about the chips/strips too and to just make them 😊

  82. 5 stars
    I made this soup last night and followed the recipe, with these exceptions: no cayenne pepper and store-bought tortilla strips. My husband and I both loved it. It has earned a permanent spot in my recipe binder!

  83. 5 stars
    I made this soup last night and followed the recipe, with these exceptions: no cayenne pepper and store-bought tortilla strips. My husband and I both loved it. It has earned a permanent spot in my recipe binder!

  84. Hello. I’m curious anout the nutrition information about this recipe.  I have to believe the calories and fat grams per serving are way overstated. How can there be 33g of fat per serving? The only ingredients with fat are the olive oil and the tortilla strips…unless you choose to top it with cheese and/or sour cream. 

    1. It’s computer generated info and is provided as a courtesy. At times, it’s not perfectly accurate, as I suspect is the case with this recipe as you indicated. And yes, I think it assumes you are indeed topping it with cheese and sour cream. But for true values, you would need to calculate by hand, manually add up everything, divide by servings.

  85. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! I made this using low sodium/low fat ingredients and it’s amazing! I skipped the tortillas because I’m trying to avoid extra carbs. I do feel it was too spicy initially so I added a little extra lime juice and a teaspoon of Splenda to cut the heat. Next time I’ll half the amount of jalapeño and cayenne pepper. This soup is amazing on its own and my entire family loved it. 

  86. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! I made this using low sodium/low fat ingredients and it’s amazing! I skipped the tortillas because I’m trying to avoid extra carbs. I do feel it was too spicy initially so I added a little extra lime juice and a teaspoon of Splenda to cut the heat. Next time I’ll half the amount of jalapeño and cayenne pepper. This soup is amazing on its own and my entire family loved it. 

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your entire family loved it! And yes just scale back on the jalapeño and cayenne pepper as you said next time based on your preferences.

  87. 3 stars
    I tried this.  It’s an o.k. Base, but I’ll make some changes next time.  I don’t use jalapeños, lots of heat,  little flavor.  I use roasted/peeled/chopped Poblano peppers.  I buy on sale, process, and ziplock individual amounts.  Freeze what I don’t use.  Easy peezy and I’m in a wheelchair 🦼!  Also, I use Rotel instead of chopped tomatoes, really better flavor.  I personally prefer pinto beans over black beans, since black beans aren’t indigenous to Mexico.  

  88. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve made this recipe about 4 times. Each time I get better. As a grain-free, corn-free family, I substituted the fresh tortilla strips with Sprout’s Grain-Free Tortilla chips (sea-salt flavored). I added an extra can of organic black beans and substituted two diced carrots for the corn. Perfect for a rainy Northern California evening. Served with a mixed green salad and topped with plant-based cheese, plant-based sour cream, diced avocado.

  89. 5 stars
    Delicious! I’ve made this recipe about 4 times. Each time I get better. As a grain-free, corn-free family, I substituted the fresh tortilla strips with Sprout’s Grain-Free Tortilla chips (sea-salt flavored). I added an extra can of organic black beans and substituted two diced carrots for the corn. Perfect for a rainy Northern California evening. Served with a mixed green salad and topped with plant-based cheese, plant-based sour cream, diced avocado.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this keeps getting better and that you’ve been able to tweak it for your family’s needs. And San Diego has been in the high 40s at night, I bet it’s getting plenty chilly in Northern Cal!

  90. 5 stars
    I’m from Germany so I don’t know how this tastes from a restaurant but I made this recipe several times for several people and everybody just loves it. It has become one of my favourite go to recipes for dinners with friends and quick and easy dinners for myself.
    Thank you!

  91. 5 stars
    I’m from Germany so I don’t know how this tastes from a restaurant but I made this recipe several times for several people and everybody just loves it. It has become one of my favourite go to recipes for dinners with friends and quick and easy dinners for myself.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad to hear that even the Germans are loving this one :) wonderful to hear and glad it’s a go to recipe for you now!

  92. 4 stars
    I suggest using an immersion blender on the tomatoes before adding to the soup. I didn’t do that and my soup was watery looking with chunks of tomato. I added a can of tomato juice to give it debth. Otherwise it was very good. Made a huge pot.

  93. 4 stars
    I suggest using an immersion blender on the tomatoes before adding to the soup. I didn’t do that and my soup was watery looking with chunks of tomato. I added a can of tomato juice to give it debth. Otherwise it was very good. Made a huge pot.

    1. Canned tomatoes vary so so much from brand to brand, consistency, texture, etc. and I’ve never need to blend them, but glad the immersion blender helped your soup get to the texture you were looking for.

  94. 3 stars
    I made this for me and my daughter. Unfortunately we really didn’t like the overwhelming flavor of smoked paprika. Of we make it again, I definitely would either half (or quarter) it or use regular paprika.

  95. I made this for me and my daughter. Unfortunately we really didn’t like the overwhelming flavor of smoked paprika. Of we make it again, I definitely would either half (or quarter) it or use regular paprika.

    1. Are you sure you only used 1 teaspoon and not tablespoon of smoked paprika? 1 teaspoon is quite a small quantity when you consider there are probably 12 cups of soup between the beans, tomatoes, chicken, broth, etc.

      I am thinking you could be confusing 1 tbsp of chili powder for the flavor of smoked paprika. 1 tbsp is a fair amount of chili powder but not excessive UNLESS it’s bitter. Some are. I am thinking that is your culprit right there, whatever brand you’re using, just my hunch.

      Thanks for trying the recipe.

  96. 5 stars
    Yum! Only minor tweaks… Let onions/jalapeno go fully soft, added garlic for 2 min, then added spices prior to tomatoes. Really really good, bookmarked!

  97. 5 stars
    Yum! Only minor tweaks… Let onions/jalapeno go fully soft, added garlic for 2 min, then added spices prior to tomatoes. Really really good, bookmarked!

  98. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I usually make enchiladas with my leftover chicken, but I love tortilla soup, so one chilly evening I tried this recipe. It is fantastic. The first time I made it, I only had flour tortillas for the tortilla strips and the whole family gobbled them up. The second time, I used corn, but I actually liked the flour better. I also used a large 28 oz can of petite diced tomatoes (instead of the two smaller ones) and jarred jalapeno slices because I did not have fresh. I just guestimated how much to use. The beauty of this recipe is that you can adjust it for whatever you have on hand. Thanks so much for posting!

  99. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I usually make enchiladas with my leftover chicken, but I love tortilla soup, so one chilly evening I tried this recipe. It is fantastic. The first time I made it, I only had flour tortillas for the tortilla strips and the whole family gobbled them up. The second time, I used corn, but I actually liked the flour better. I also used a large 28 oz can of petite diced tomatoes (instead of the two smaller ones) and jarred jalapeno slices because I did not have fresh. I just guestimated how much to use. The beauty of this recipe is that you can adjust it for whatever you have on hand. Thanks so much for posting!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad you have made it twice and yes, I love soup recipes like this one since they are so flexible and adaptable which I am glad you discovered as well!

  100. 5 stars
    Made this three times now and it’s simply great. You can improvise though. Of course a little less red pepper will reduce the heat, but I added a tablespoon of Simply Organic Southwest Seasoning and a little more smoked Paprika. Then when served I top it off with Honduras or Mexican creamer. You could use sour cream, but it isn’t the same.

  101. 5 stars
    This is a delicious soup! I ended up having only one can of tomatoes on hand and decided to go for it anyway–glad I did! I either got a really spicy jalepeno or the cayenne was too much for me. Will cut that back a little bit next time, but there will definitely be a next time! Thanks for the recipe!

  102. 4 stars
    My family voted this the beat soup ever! Made it exactly as written except I was lazy and purchased tortilla strips rather than bake them. We ate on it several days. I kept the seeds in from the jalapeños and it’s pretty spicy!

  103. 4 stars
    This recipe was just was I was looking for. It had so much flavor. Just like our local Mexican restaurant!

  104. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe on all counts; it’s easy to make, it’s a healthy meal, and it tastes amazing with lots of flavor! My husband and I are Greek and Italian, and we love fresh, delicious food. I cook all the time, but many times the recipes are elaborate, and require lots of preparation, pots and attention. I’m so happy to find a recipe that is EXCELLENT, but only uses one pot, one pan, a reasonable amount of chopping, and within 30 minutes – voila! a devious meal. (Bonus: No big clean up, either). My hubby considers himself a foodie critic, and he rated this a 10! In 10 + years of marriage, I’ve only heard him rate a 10 two other times!  

  105. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe on all counts; it’s easy to make, it’s a healthy meal, and it tastes amazing with lots of flavor! My husband and I are Greek and Italian, and we love fresh, delicious food. I cook all the time, but many times the recipes are elaborate, and require lots of preparation, pots and attention. I’m so happy to find a recipe that is EXCELLENT, but only uses one pot, one pan, a reasonable amount of chopping, and within 30 minutes – voila! a devious meal. (Bonus: No big clean up, either). My hubby considers himself a foodie critic, and he rated this a 10! In 10 + years of marriage, I’ve only heard him rate a 10 two other times!  

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this got a TEN from your husband (and there were only two other 10’s in 10 years of marriage!)!

      My goal with my recipes is as you said: “a recipe that is EXCELLENT, but only uses one pot, one pan, a reasonable amount of chopping, and within 30 minutes – voila! a devious meal.” That is always in the forefront of my mind with my recipes and I’m always glad when readers notice and appreciate this!

  106. Hey, Averie, can i use coriander instead of cilantro? Definitely I will try it in this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  107. 5 stars
    This soup is so amazing! I haven’t made it a good 10 times. Everyone in my family loves it. The flavors are so fresh and bright. I have told so many people about this soup and every one of them that has made it says it’s amazing. My husband is Hispanic and so we typically keep all of these ingredients in our pantry anyways but even if you don’t have all the ingredients they are easy to find and when combined make the best tasting soup! If you are hesitant about trying this, DONT BE! You won’t be disappointed!

  108. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was awesome! It will be a new household staple for us. Thank you!

  109. 5 stars
    This recipe is super easy and flavorful. The flavor profile is so comforting even during a hot summer day. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  110. 5 stars
    This recipe is super easy and flavorful. The flavor profile is so comforting even during a hot summer day. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that it was great even on a hot summer day!

  111. 5 stars
    This is a quick, easy to make soup. Perfect for beginner chefs. And it was so yummy. I made it exactly as written.

  112. 5 stars
    This is a quick, easy to make soup. Perfect for beginner chefs. And it was so yummy. I made it exactly as written.

  113. 5 stars
    This soup was amazing, I substituted chopped green chilies for the jalapeño and used taco seasoning as I didn’t have paprika – it was a bit spicy, but adding sour cream as a topping took the heat down – next time I will try it with only 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning and add more to taste.  Great recipe, my husband and I both loved it!  

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you both loved it and were able to make it work with what you had on hand!

  114. I wish is used bell pepper or Anaheim instead of Jalapeño. It was too hot for my family even without cayenne.

    1. So at that point the only singular ingredient that would have heat would be the chili powder but for the amount of liquid and other ingredients, it’s not enough to be ‘that hot’ given the volume of food.

      Maybe your pepper was a hotter variety than you thought you were purchasing (that has happened to me) and that is what happened, which is my guess, because otherwise nothing listed here is spicy.

  115. 5 stars
    OMG! This recipe is fantastic. I fixed to the T, except didn’t add cilantro or jalapeno (personal preference), also used rotisserie chicken. Definitely will be making again! Fix it, it does not disappoint!

  116. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! I’d never made a soup before from scratch and it was so easy. I’m going to be trying more recipes on this site this week! Hubby and I are excited. 

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that you’ll be trying more recipes from my site! Please leave comments on what you try, I love to know!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that 5 Roma tomatoes rather than the canned tomatoes worked out great!

  117. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner and followed the recipe (almost) exactly. I didn’t have any black beans and I don’t care for cilantro, but other than that I used all the spices, etc. I made half the recipe as there were only two of us for dinner. It was ABSOLUTELY delicious. My husband was thrilled!! It’s a keeper.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your husband loved this and glad it’s a keeper for you!

  118. 5 stars
    This was one of my qt goals, crushing some tortilla soup and was delish, down to the tortilla strips. I feel like a pro. Thanks babe!! – MJ
    Be fun to hear more about running a food blog and being a boss babe in the kitchen on my show:
    Keeping It Casual Podcast, you have my email! Let’s connet
    PS I just cant find the Pinterest button to save it so I can make it again…help pls? (Probably in front of my face 😬)

    1. Glad you loved this recipe!

      You can Pin anything by hovering over either side of the top corner of any of the photos and the Pin It buttons should appear. It depends which browser, device, etc you’re using whether it’s the R or L hand corner.

  119. 5 stars
    Very good and super easy to make. I used shredded chicken breast that I made in the slow cooker and fire roasted tomatoes and I substituted canned green chilies for the jalapeno. I will definitely make it again and next time follow the recipe for the tortilla strips. I used store bought tortilla chips this time.

  120. 5 stars
    Made this soup exactly as per the recipe. It was perfect and my wife loved it as well. Will be making it over and over.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it was perfect and you’ll be making it over and over!

  121. 5 stars
    This is the best soup, and I make it all the time. It is delicious and so easy to prepare.
    Thank you for posting.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you make it often and that it’s easy and delicious!

  122. 5 stars
    I have tried many tortilla soup recipes. This is the best and the easiest. Be sure to make the tortilla strips, they add so much to the soip.

  123. 5 stars
    Delicious!! This was so easy to make. My favorite part = the melted cheese on top 😉

    We also topped this off with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a healthier alternative.

  124. 5 stars
    This is the only chicken tortilla soup I make!! Kids love it! Do you think this could all get thrown into a slow cooker as well?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love it. I have never done it in a slow cooker because it’s such a fast recipe, done in 30 minutes, I never like to lengthen anything that I can do quickly.

  125. 5 stars
    Made the soup back in January on a cold night and I had been craving chicken tortilla soup! It was so good! Added sour cream and cheese on top was great! I froze the rest—how do you suggest to best thaw? I didn’t see that listed anywhere? Put in the fridge, put in pot straight from freezer or let it come to room temp on the counter? Thank you!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to freeze some for later!

      I just thaw on the counter at room temp. Maybe some food scientists would disagree but I find trying to thaw something in the fridge that’s frozen solid like soup takes forever (12+ hours!) so the countertop is my method but do as you’re comfortable with.

  126. 5 stars
    First time I made it (last night) it came out amazingly well! I’m now bookmarking this recipe and planning to make it for my sister when she comes down in a couple weeks. I used vegetable bouillon instead of chicken broth (it’s what I had on hand) and used a whole jalapeno (de-seeded) like the recipe says. We couldn’t get enough! Great recipe.

  127. 5 stars
    I sent this recipe to my husband tonight. He grudgingly made it instead of his standard chicken soup. It was delicious! We made the tortilla crisps and warmed flour tortillas on the side. Thanks!

  128. 5 stars
    WOW 🤩!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Tortilla Soup is one of my favorite foods. I never thought I’d be able to make it; but, you made it so simple and tastes just like my favorite restaurant! I’m love, love, loving this recipe! I can’t wait to make it for my mom and dad. I used my own chicken broth which I flavored while the chicken cooked on the first night. The next night, I came home and made your recipe. Absolutely delicious. Would like to see more veggie recipes.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it’s the best chicken tortilla soup you’ve ever had!

    2. Hey Averie,

      If I wanted to use chicken breasts instead of rotisserie chicken, could I put them in the soup raw and boil it? Or would you cook them separately then add them in?

      Thanks!
      Gabby

      1. You could do it either way. If you cook them with the soup, you may need extra broth since they will absorb some. The overall broth will have more flavor doing it this way that if you boil them separately and then discard that water.

  129. 5 stars
    I have been craving an authentic tex mex chicken tortilla soup. I made this tonite. It was not only flavorful, it was exceptional. My daughter is a gourmet cook and has seconds! I had to substitute oven toasted tortilla chips for the corn tortillas because I did not realize I was out of them. It worked well. Their crispiness was the perfect texture to add to the soup. I had avocado, sour cream, grated mexican cheese mix, cilantro and lime to garnish. This was a wonderful and easy soup to fix. I’ll definitely add it to my regular meal rotation. SO GOOD!!!! Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this turned out so good for you and that you’re adding it into your regular meal rotation!

  130. 5 stars
    OMG!!! Had been craving this soup ever since I had a cup (then a bowl) from Red Robin, yes, it’s that good!! Anyway after scouring the internet I came across this recipe and am I glad I did!!!

    I pretty much stuck to the recipe making mostly season adjustments for my taste. I did make 2 minor changes though. 1) I thought I had chili powder. Well I didn’t and was not going back to the store so I used what I had, which was taco seasoning. PERFECT!!! 2) I still couldn’t get the taste quite to my liking so I added some Knorr chicken bouillon. I used the broth from the soup to dissolve it first and that was the missing ingredient. (I had previously added water so next time I’ll know to add chicken bouillon to the water first.)

    Otherwise this is a fantastic recipe!! Thank you for sharing…I think I’ll go get a bowl now!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it turned out great and that you were able to improvise with what you had on hand, too!

  131. 5 stars
    Super yummy! Hubby said it’s the best he’s ever had and he orders it at restaurants all the time. This was my first attempt at ever making it so I was worried it wouldn’t turn out but it was very quick and easy! Definitely adding to our list of favs, thanks! :)

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad this lived up to the restaurant quality that your husband is familiar with and that this will be going into your regular rotation!

  132. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I added 2 can of hominy (rinsed) and a chopped up roasted red pepper.
    Thanks for a great recipe.

  133. 5 stars
    One of the best soups I’ve ever made/tasted! I left out the cilantro and thought it was a tinge salty, even tho I used low-sodium tomatoes and chicken broth, so you might leave the added salt out until it’s done. I HIGHLY recommend this recipe.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad it turned out really well! Yes salt is such a personal thing that if someone is in doubt, wait til the end.

      I also find that cilantro for whatever reason does Cut the pendency of the saltiness of salt. I don’t know why but I have found this in my own cooking experiments. Like if I over salt salsa, by adding cilantro it marries things together and mellows the salt. Maybe because you left the cilantro out it was a little salty tasting.

  134. 5 stars
    This was Just fantastic. I have already shared it with 3 family members and is going into regular rotation. I didn’t change a thing and was happy I had all the ingredients. Thanks so much. You made me look good.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad this turned out great for you and I’m glad that it helped you look good to your family!

  135. 5 stars
    This soup recipe made it to my top 3 soups of all time list! Wonderfully complex and chock full of fabulous flavors! I’ve made it with and without the chicken broth (both are delicious), I added a lot more corn and I used a truffle salt to season the corn tortilla chips and that added an even deeper level of complexity. This recipe is such a gift; thank you for sharing it!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it makes your list of top 3 soups of all time!! I’m sure the truffle salt is a wonderful touch, too!

  136. 5 stars
    Wow, absolutely bursting with flavor yet simple to make!! My family loved it – it will be on the table at our house regularly from now on. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and it was still fantastic:)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your family loved it and that it will be on your regular rotation!

  137. 5 stars
    Oh My Goodness! This soup is beyond Delicious! I used canned fire roasted diced tomatoes and Monterey Jack for the cheese. Followed the recipe as it is written and can’t say enough about how delicious this soup is, my family gobbled it up! Definitely making this soup again and adding to my favourite soup pins!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that it turned out beyond delicious for you, that you’ll definitely make it again, and thanks for pinning!

  138. 5 stars
    This was amazing, easy and affordable and to be able to freeze leftovers is a huge bonus! My husbands exact words were “this is one of the best meals you’ve ever made”. We’ve been together for almost 12 years!

    1. Oh wow, what high praise! I love hearing comments like this, and I bet you loved hearing it even more :) Glad it was one of the best meals you’ve ever made in 12 years for him! And as you said, easy, affordable, with freeze-able leftovers!

  139. 5 stars
    I made the Chicken Tortilla soup tonight for dinner and it was soooo good! I didn’t have any cilantro but that didn’t change the deliciousness.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that it was so good and that the lack of cilantro didn’t change the delicious factor!

  140. 5 stars
    Delicious. So many flavors for such a simple recipe. I cooked my own chicken that was marinated in a citrus marinade, and added a dollop of Daisy at the end. Will definitely be making this again.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that you love the recipe and that you’ll be making it again!

  141. 5 stars
    Was looking for something easy to make for dinner and because is cold at night. This is very easy to make! Was very tasteful! All ingredients were exactly was is needed. Thank you very much for this easy and delicious recipe!

  142. 5 stars
    Wonderful Recipe! Just what I was looking for. Excellent combination of spices and bursting with flavor.

    1. I’m glad this turned out delicious Lee for you!

      I’m in the process of updating all of my recipes to include nutritional information, but it’s a big job with almost 3000 recipes. My advice would be to enter the ingredients into an online calculator that you can find and do it that way.

      However just common sense my own gut would tell me that this could not be more than 500 cal per normal serving in a bowl.

  143. 5 stars
    This is a great Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe! I’ve made this recipe for my family a bunch of times and it is always a big hit!

    1. I’m not sure because I have never used it before but if that’s all you have, I would throw it in at the very last minute otherwise it will disintegrate I am thinking.

  144. 5 stars
    Wow just wow, this soup was perfect!
    No other words do it justice, amazing!!!
    Family loved it, kids ate everything in their plate

  145. What would be the approximate weight of two cups of shredded chicken? Because I cook only for myself, I don’t usually buy a whole chicken, but my freezer is well-stocked with chicken thighs.

  146. 5 stars
    Thank you ever so much Averie! This soup was by far the BEST Chicken-Tortilla Soup ever tasted ! We love spice, so I added an extra jalapeno, and it made it just perfect! Can you please advise how to save this recipe to my Pinterest? Definitely want to make again & again!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this was the best chicken tortilla soup you’ve ever tasted!

      All photos have a hovering Pinterest button in the upper left hand corner so just select the photo you like and Pin It to your board.

  147. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! We omitted the jalapeno, but followed the rest of the recipe and it had amazing flavor, and there is plenty for more meals! Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this turned out with amazing flavor and you have leftovers for a few more meals!

  148. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe and came together quickly! This will definitely be a staple I make regularly. I’ve tried to find the nutrition information and have failed. My daughter and I keep food journals and the information wound be extremely helpful. Thank you.

    1. It’s coming shortly for this recipe, within the next couple weeks. I’m in the process of updating all of my recipes.

      Glad this will be a staple for you!

  149. 5 stars
    Unbelievably good! I’ve been cooking for many years, this is now my favorite soup recipe. I was skeptical about the short cook time but the flavors were complex and delicious. I usually poach a whole chicken at least once a week so I already had that plus the broth. Also used San Marzino tomatoes chopped up – they seem to add a richness that I can’t get from plain diced tomatoes.
    Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Glad to hear this is now your favorite soup recipe and that it turned out unbelieveably good for you!

      I agree, San Marzano tomatoes have such a lovely flavor, I need to try them in this soup!

  150. 5 stars
    I always order tortilla soup when I see it on a menu so and I have tried many since I live deep in Texas. This is absolutely delicious! I will defenitly keep this receipe. I was actually looking for a slow cooker recipe when I found this but happy to know I don’t have to wait a few hours to enjoy this soup. Thank you for sharing this with us, now I Dont have to wait until I am at a restaurant to enjoy one of my favorite soups. I did use store bought whole baked chicken and tortilla strips for salads already made so it made it even easier.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you will keep the recipe! I agree, 30 minutes is much better than a slow cooker when you don’t want to wait hours to enjoy it!

  151. 5 stars
    This was easy to prepare and the flavor was delicious! I chose to add the optional cayenne which made it a little spicy, which was great for me and my family because we take spice well! Topping with the avocado calmed it down a bit with each bite….Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  152. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy! My whole family enjoyed this, even my picky eater. This will go into our regular rotation. Thanks for a great recipe!

  153. 5 stars
    Averie,

    The 30-Minute Tortilla Soup is Marvelous. My wife said that it is definitely a ‘keeper.’ So it is now in my recipe folder with the appropriate credit to you! (In fact, I’m making it tonight. :-))

    1. Glad this is a definite keeper and it’s now in your recipe folder and you’re making it tonite!

    1. Yes you can really do anything you want to to a recipe BUT it won’t taste like mine tasted. Since I haven’t experimented without using beans, not sure what else you would want to add to bulk it up. Perhaps nothing – noting it will be brothier. Or add more chicken. Or tortilla strips. Whatever you think it needs.

      1. 5 stars
        We ended up adding more chicken and a little extra corn…turned out great. This recipe was a winner and will be a staple in our rotation! Thank you!

  154. 5 stars
    Made this for my fiancée and she said it was the best chicken tortilla soup she has ever eaten, and I agree! And we live in an area where it is everywhere.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that your fiance said it was the best chicken tortilla soup she’s ever eaten, and that you think so as well!

  155. 5 stars
    Making a grocery list.

    Me: Would you eat that tortilla soup again?
    Husband: Oh absolutely, everyday for the rest of my life.

    Hahah! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that your husband would eat it every day forever! What a huge compliment and thank you!

    2. 5 stars
      Thank you for such an awesome recipe! Made a few personal preference tweaks so that all of my family would eat it…green chilis instead of jalapenos, replaced 1 can of tomatoes with a can of Rotel w/lime juice & cilantro, did not add cilantro, used 48oz of broth + 1 cup of water, not sure exactly how much of the spices & salt, but probably just under double the recipe & just used store bought restaurant style white corn tortilla chips! So very good!

      1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad it was perfect for your family with the tweaks you made!

  156. 5 stars
    My family loves this soup! I made it to add something new to our meal rotation and it is definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe!!!

    1. You probably could but for me when something is ready from start to finish in 30 minutes, I don’t see the point of a Crock Pot and it would just unnecessarily lengthen and complicate a fast and easy recipe. But of course feel free to experiment with what’s best for you!

  157. 5 stars
    I’ve made this exactly as described except not using low sodium broth and it was one of the best soups I’ve ever had. Have made it using vegetable broth, flavored tomatoes or beans and it’s such a great recipe it always turns out delicious!

  158. 5 stars
    This is my go to soup for neighbors who are sick or who have had surgeries. Everyone absolutely LOVES it!! Thank you so much!!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and great to hear this is your go to soup for neighbors who are sick or on the mend. How nice of you to cook for them when they need it most!

  159. 5 stars
    I realized too late that I didn’t have any diced tomatoes like I thought I did. I subbed in mild salsa and my goodness it was incredible!!! I think I’ll always make it with salsa, and everything else as the instructions say. Incredible flavor and consistency!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it turned out great with the mild salsa and you’ll do it from now on!

  160. 5 stars
    Outstanding ! So filling yet not heavy. My boyfriend delivers freight all day in chilly Buffalo NY and he will absolutely love coming home to a bowl of this! Or two! Yum. 5 huge stars! Will make again!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it’s outstanding for you! I can only imagine how much this hits the spot after working a hard job in the winter in Buffalo!

  161. 5 stars
    I finally found a recipe for this soup and it was actually DELICIOUS. Thank you so much! I threw in a couple dashes of Cholula – just the right amount of spiciness!

  162. 5 stars
    This soup was delicious. It’s a keeper. I made this soup but without the tortillas and cilantro. I had roasted a whole organic chicken a couple of days ago and used the leftover chicken which was more than the recipe called for. In addition to the 3 cups of chicken broth I added the juices that remained after roasting the chicken. I left some of the jalapeño seeds, but not all, when I chopped the jalapeño and added it. It is delicious, great flavor and spices.

  163. 5 stars
    Very good. I usually use a recipe that calls for using green chili’s and enchilada sauce, I had neither. So used yours I will continue to use your and share it. I’ve already facebooked it and sent to my kids as an easy yummy, quick dinner. You did a good job.Thanks

  164. 5 stars
    This chicken tortilla soup is amazing! Everyone raved about it! I’ll definitely be making this on a regular basis. I made it exactly as is except I used one can of regular and one can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and I added the cilantro in with the garlic to open up the flavor. I used better than bouillon base to make my broth, which is more flavorful, so I didn’t need as much salt. Thanks for this fantastic recipe!

  165. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe last night. Loved how cheap and quick it was to fix and the soup was amazingly delicious. My whole family loved it, even my picky eater ate 2 bowls. Will definitely make this again😊❤

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that even the picky eater ate 2 bowls! Glad you’ll definitely make it again!

    1. Well if you tend to like tortilla soup, then you probably like them in this fashion because all tortilla soup recipes will generally have them. There is no substitute here for tortilla soup if that’s what you want it to taste like.

  166. 5 stars
    This is officially my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe and all within 30 minutes! It is absolutely delicious. Thank you!

  167. 5 stars
    I have made this soup multiple times and we absolutely love it! Have you ever tried making it in the crockpot? I am thinking of doing it for a get together on Halloween but wasn’t sure of the time… Thanks again for a great recipe

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad to hear you love it!

      For me, when something is less than 30 minutes, I would always opt for the stove rather than a CP. So you could always make on the stove and then transfer to a CP to keep warm. Or you could just make it in the CP. It would probably take a couple hours to heat through, depending on the intensity of your CP. Although the onion, jalapeno, and garlic will never get the same flavor in a CP as they would on the stove unless your CP can sear things. Some of the new ones can.

    1. In many of my tomato-based soup recipes I do indicate to optionally add sugar at the end to taste, but in this one I don’t. No one has ever mentioned it being tart, but all tomatoes and tomato-based products vary. I’m glad it was good overall for you.

  168. 5 stars
    Just wondering if you have the nutritional break down, serving size? If not I’ll try and figure it out. I’ve made this before and it’s so yum! It’s my go too tortilla soup recipe

    1. I’m glad you love it!

      I am working on converting all my recipes (2500+) over into a recipe format that includes nutritional stats but I haven’t gotten to this one yet.

      1. Okay thanks so much! I broke it down with the Lose It app with the ingredients I used for now! Thanks for taking the time to reply back and for all the hard work!

  169. 5 stars
    I love making soup. When I made this one, and later on a version of using my own recipe, my husband said it was the best soup I had ever made. The balance of spices are what make it excellent.

  170. 5 stars
    Easy, straight forward, full flavor deliciousness that make my husband nearly fall out of his chair. He was literally moaning in soup ecstasy, and even before that when he could smell the tortilla strips baking. Top notch stuff, thanks for the amazing recipe! Can’t wait to try more of your stuff!

  171. 5 stars
    I made this last night and my husband insists it is the best soup he’s ever had! I went light on the salt because we try to stick to a low sodium diet, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was outstanding. We think it was even better for lunch today, if that’s possible!!

  172. 5 stars
    Averie, thank you for sharing this delicious soup recipe! I shared it with grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner with two of my Grandkids under the age of 10, and they BOTH loved it!
    And…yes, I even made the tortilla chips. They were so easy to make, and I felt quiet fancy garnishing the top with chips, sour cream, and cheese.
    One more soup receipe that feeds more than two people at a time. We love this. 🥰 Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 96

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that the grandkids approved! And yes, topping with those homemade tortilla chips, I agree, it feels pretty fancy :)

  173. 5 stars
    We had a lot of left over fajita chicken meat and looked up a recipe for Tortilla Soup and came upon this one. Glad we did. It’s awesome and both of my daughters loved it. Don’t skip making the tortilla strips in the oven, it’s the best part!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad your daughters loved it! Glad you didn’t skip making the tortilla strips :)

  174. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! Doubled up on the tortilla strips. My whole family enjoyed it, even picky kiddos left their bowls empty!!

  175. 5 stars
    My wife had to work late and asked me to do something with the left over rotisserie chicken in the fridge. Made a quick trip to the market for some ingredients we didn’t have. I added celery, carrots & red bell pepper. About half an hour prep time. Came out great!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad that it came out great and was a perfect way to use the leftover rotisserie chicken!

  176. 5 stars
    This is my favorite soup recipe ever! I used one big Poblano because that’s what was in the garden, and fresh tomatoes (cherry mostly), onion from the garden as well and fresh corn. For the chicken I roasted one whole, and then made stock from the carcass (it was my day off). This has fed us 7 meals! (And there was leftover chicken) That makes it both delicious and *super* affordable!! Thank you!!! ☺️

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad it’s your favorite soup recipe ever!!

      The fact that you have many of the ingredients growing in your garden and made your own stock from a whole roasted chicken, I can only imagine just how incredible your soup was! And even more impressive that it’s so economical!

  177. 5 stars
    I can already tell this is 5 stars!
    As an amateur I just want to make sure I do the chicken right, I want to put raw chicken breasts into the soup – it’s my favorite way of getting it cooked and shredded to perfection.
    Do I need to keep the chicken in for certain amount of time? Bring to a boil? Any advise on how to cook the chicken in the soup?
    Thank you!!

    1. The ingredients clearly state: 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (use storebought rotisserie chicken to save time; or roast or cook your own chicken in a skillet)

      Cooked chicken only.

  178. I love brothy soups and this one has lots of flavor.
    I added some zucchini and fire roasted corn. Delicious

  179. 5 stars
    My husband really liked this recipe. It’s probably the best chicken tortilla soup I’ve made. I’ll make it again!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review, glad it was the best chicken tortilla soup, and that you’ll make it again!

    1. Haha! Yes I knew what you meant! A little spiciness and sinus clearing is good for the soul, right :)

  180. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Just a tip though…learn from my mistake… I used canned jalapenos, thinking canned would be too spicy…I also used the cayenne pepper…ok…to much together…but it was so good that we suffered thru it!! Can’t wait to do it right next time.

  181. 5 stars
    This soup is the bomb. So good. Family loves it. Make it all the time. I do not use onion as I do not like onion. I also do not use the diced tomatoes but rather substitute tomato sauce. I used canned corn and it was fine. I use half low sodium/half regular chicken broth. Really excellent!

  182. Excellent! I added oregano and sauted spices first. I also pulse the tortillas in food processor and add to soup to give broth more tortilla flavor, instead of adding on top. Skilled the corn too. Thanks for recipe!👍🏼

  183. 5 stars
    Wow….yet another delicious recipe. Full of flavor and the toppings just add that extra yumminess.
    I’ve tried a few of your recipes and love them all, thank you.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you have been loving all my recipes! I appreciate hearing that!

  184. 5 stars
    I made this the day before for an overnight sailing trip for a large group. We heated it up on the boat and had all the “add-ins”. Everybody loved it, they all had seconds. We’re heading out on another sailing trip and I was requested to make it again.

  185. 5 stars
    I’ve made Chicken Tortilla Soup too many times to count, because, well, it’s delicious, healthy and inexpensive. This is hands-down my favorite recipe so far! I can’t wait for leftovers again tonight.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you’ve made this tons of times and that it’s your favorite!

  186. 5 stars
    I’ve made many delicious tortilla soup recipes but this one tops them all! My husband is begging me to save this one- he loves it so much! You will NOT be disappointed!:)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and this tortilla soup tops the others and that your husband wants you to save this recipe!

  187. Another great recipe! The smoked paprika & cayenne are must haves for this soup in my opinion. I had a small bowl in the freezer I heated up and ended up making another batch a few days later because I forgot how much I love this soup. So so good!! I always top it with a squeeze of lime, sour cream, avocado, & tortilla strips.

    1. I am glad you loved it so much that you made another batch a few days later!

      And I agree about the cayenne/smoked paprika being essential.

  188. 5 stars
    This is the best tortilla soup I’ve ever had in my entire life!!! I was so proud of it that I sent pics to my friends. It was super delicious.
    I added more lime juice because it’s a personal preference with all the soups.

    Wow, thank you for sharing this quick recipe. I’m very impressed.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad it’s the best tortilla soup you’ve ever had in your entire life! I love lots of lime juice too.

  189. 5 stars
    This was wonderful!
    I cubed 2 chicken breasts and browned them with the onions, jalapeño, and garlic then added the chicken broth and boiled for about 20 minutes before resuming the recipe as directed
    So tender, so delicious ! Thank you for the recipe I will be doing this again😋 and again.

  190. 5 stars
    Thank you so much. Family loved it from my two year old to my mother in law. On a mission for new recipes and this is my family’s favorite. A+!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad this is a big hit with all ages and members of your family!