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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

JC Phelps
My chicken tortilla soup is easy-to-make and full of flavor. Try it once and it'll become a part of your family's rotation!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 387 kcal


  • stockpot
  • meat thermometer


For The Soup

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 5 c. chicken stock lightly salted
  • 14 oz. fire-roasted tomatoes 1 can
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chiles like Rotel
  • 15 oz whole kernel corn 1 can - drained
  • 14 oz black beans 1 can - drained and rinsed
  • 3 -4 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tajin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • kosher salt to taste
  • chopped jalapeno peppers if desired

For Homemade Tortilla Strips

  • 6-8 yellow corn tortillas cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • tajin to taste


For The Soup

  • If boiling your own chicken, add chicken stock to the stockpot over medium-high heat. Add a pinch of black pepper and place the chicken breasts in the stock. Boil until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F. Start checking internal temperature after around 10 minutes. After internal temperature has been reached, remove chicken and shred. Skim the chicken stock for any residue that you don't want to be in the base of your soup. Add chicken back into pot. Workaround: use rotisserie chicken.
  • To the shredded chicken and chicken stock, add all ingredients for the soup (omitting toppings + tortilla strips). Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25-35 minutes.

For The Homemade Tortilla Strips

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Cut the yellow corn tortillas into strips (I use a pizza cutter). Toss with olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, and tajin. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly-browned.


Sodium: 529mgCalcium: 72mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 482IUSugar: 5gFiber: 7gPotassium: 947mgCholesterol: 77mgCalories: 387kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 10gProtein: 35gCarbohydrates: 38gIron: 3mg
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