easy chicken tortilla soup

Easy Chili Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

A warm and comforting meal that's easy to make and incredibly delicious.

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken tortilla soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Red Chili (or to taste) seeded and sliced
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Powder or Chili Powder
  • 2 Cans Cherry Tomatoes or diced fire roasted tomatoes 14.5oz each
  • 5 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 14.5oz Can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 Cup Corn Fresh or frozen
  • 2 Limes Juiced
  • 3 Tortillas cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Spray

Optional Toppings

  • Green onions
  • Fresh chili


  1. Heat olive oil In a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, chili, seasonings, and cook until onion softens about 4 minutes.

  2. Add chicken breast, canned tomatoes, broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and spray it with cooking spray.

  4. Add tortilla strips in a single layer and fry until golden brown and crispy, on both sides. You might need to work in batches to not overcrowd the pan.

  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from soup and shred it.

  6. Add chicken back to the pot together with beans, corn and lime juice. Mix to combine then simmer for a couple of minutes more.

  7. Serve soup hot with crispy tortilla strips on top and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chili Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 9.7%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 7%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.