Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
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This ridiculously Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe utilizes rotisserie chicken, is cooked in one pot from beginning to end, and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Recipe type: Dinner, Soup, One Pot Meal, 30 Minute Meal
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Serves: 10 servings
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup cilantro, chopped (divided)
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 cans fire roasted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Ro*Tel
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups shredded chicken, skin off from Rotisserie
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, sharp cheddar and pepper jack (divided)
  • tortilla strips
  • 1 large avocado, diced
Optional Toppings
  • sour cream
  • sliced jalapeños
  • hot sauce
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add the onions and stir, continue to sauté until fragrant and softened a bit, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the jalapeño, garlic and ½ cup of the cilantro. Stir well and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the drained corn and mix well, continuing to let it heat together. Stir in the seasonings, then add the tomatoes and chicken broth.
  4. Add the beans and shredded chicken, stir well. Bring soup to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat then add lime juice and ½ cup of cheese, leaving the rest of the cheese for toppings.
  6. Stir well, then serve. Top with the remaining cheese and cilantro, tortilla strips and avocado.
  7. Add additional toppings, if desired. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information includes soup plus the toppings to include cheese, cilantro, avocado and lime. Does not include any additional toppings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 331 Fat: 12.1 g Saturated fat: 3.1 g Unsaturated fat: 5.0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 20.4 g Sugar: 3.9 g Sodium: 999.2 mg Fiber: 8.5 g Protein: 28.9 g Cholesterol: 73 mg
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at https://mamaharriskitchen.com/2021/01/easy-chicken-tortilla-soup/