Chicken Tortilla Soup
Servings:
4
Ready In:
20 minutes
Prep Time:
0 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
0/5

Ingredients

  • 1 (7.0 ounce can) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 4 (cup) chicken broth
  • 1 (10.0 ounce can) chunk chicken
  • 1 (15.0 ounce can) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10.0 ounce can) diced tomatoes and green chilis, drained
  • 2 corn tortillas, sliced into 1/4" strips

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
55
Total Fat
1g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
461mg
Carbohydrate
10g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
3g
Protein
2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
3%
Iron
5%
Potassium
57mg

Comments

  • Nona
    Nona 193933

    Can't wait to try this. Thanks.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Dianelyris
    Dianelyris 462116

    Good and cheap :)

    almost 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 567843

    quick, easy and delicious!

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 602250

    I think this soup is better if the black beans are drained and rinsed. That way they don't turn the soup a dark color. Tink, rink my two cents worth.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Anonymous, I agree that you should rinse the beans. I will edit the recipe to reflect this change. Thanks for pointing it out!

    over 2 years ago
  • Jamie
    Jamie 23548

    Sounds really good. Will try this one.

    over 2 years ago
  • Marilyn
    Marilyn 88706

    does canned chicken taste any better than it used to? I've never cared for the taste. Or would this recipe disguise the taste? thanks!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    Marilyn, the canned chicken should work just fine. But, you could always use any leftover chicken you have from other meals or use rotisserie chicken precooked at the grocery store.

    over 2 years ago
  • Shelly
    Shelly 146195

    pretty good

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 647383

    did not try

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 647383

    did not try

    over 2 years ago
  • Christine B.
    Christine B. 45093

    I always get the big bags of single-portion chicken breasts or tenders from Costco to use in recipes like this--don't like to use canned meat.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Christine, thanks for sharing your tip!

    over 2 years ago
  • Amy
    Amy 710968

    This was a

    over 2 years ago
  • Jeri
    Jeri 100621

    Looks like this will be on the dinner menu tonight! :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 632353

    Just made this soup minus tortilla. also used left over turkey instead of chicken. threw everything in a crock pot...came out pretty good!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    Turkey can always be substituted for chicken in just about any recipe.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1121923

    how much is a serving size

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    A typical serving size for soup as a main course is 2 cups. For an appetizer, about a cup.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anna
    Anna 552689

    this was a very good quick meal. I added some habenero sauce to it to spice it up a bit, and once It was finished, seperately, we added sour cream, cheese, and crunched up tortilla chips, it was wonderful!

    about 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Anna, those are very good suggestions. The heat from the habanero would be yummy.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 996409

    Tried it with canned chicken from costco am trying it with chicken breast which I cooked myself! I added grated jack cheese to top it off! Will report back!

    about 2 years ago
  • Ronda
    Ronda 522708

    Cooked this as a last minute meal. It was Great! Served it with Taquitos and it rounded out the meal. We also topped off with condiments in our own bowls according to taste. Sliced Avocado on top was very tasty.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1551279

    awesome

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 259195

    I've tried MANY tortilla soup recipes, and ordered it from lots of restaurants, and this is by far my favorite. I add some cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and throw in a bay leaf. I think this is an EXCEPTIONAL recipe that I make often. Its wonderful to have leftovers, as well.

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1215617

    i am trying tonight

    almost 2 years ago
  • Stefani
    Stefani 735311

    My version's similar, but I add: half a diced onion, 8 cups chicken broth (instead of four), two jars of tomatoes (canned at home), garlic powder to taste, pepper to taste, and two packets low sodium taco seasoning. I buy rotissorie chicken when it's on sale, shred it, and freeze it for these occasions. Otherwise I cook a whole chicken. This is the perfect recipe for the crock pot and freezer!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 958098

    H

    almost 2 years ago
  • Brenda
    Brenda 510548

    We loved this. Easy to fix and great on a cool day.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1589147

    This was sooo easy and delicious! I served it with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream and scallions! YUM!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 422870

    Do you really put the corn tortillas into the soup as it cooks or do you bake the cut tortilla strips and use as a garnish?

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 673515

    I make a version very very similar to Stefani's for serving at The Community Cafe in Fort Mill, SC. We toast the corn tortillas in the convection oven then put some in the bowl followed by the soup and topped with sour cream and some shredded mild cheddar cheese. Everyone loves it.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 422870

    Thank you!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1612605

    better if thickened

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 667114

    This is a wonderful soup which thickened on its own on a slow simmer. This was a great fast and easy recipe. It worked wonderfully as a last minute idea so chicken was left out and it was still great. Got lots of compliments. Thank you for a great idea.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Anonymous- While some tortilla soup recipes have you 'toast' or fry the tortillas and use the crispy tortillas as a garnish; many versions of this soup add the tortillas directly to the soup with the other ingredients as it cooks. This will help the soup thicken and add flavor. So to answer your question, for this recipe you do want to add the tortillas directly to the pot with the other ingredients. But feel free to fry some tortillas up to use as a garnish!

    almost 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Anonymous- To thicken this soup you can let it simmer for a longer period of time, use 1 cup less of the broth, stir in a can of creamed corn, or add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Another option would be to make a slurry, by mixing 2-3 teaspoons cornstarch with 2-3 tablespoons of water and stir this into the soup to help thicken it.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Tana
    Tana 1322589

    @Chef Heather- I love your tips on thickening the soup. I cooked a 12 lb. turkey the other day. I'm going to use the leftover turkey in this recipe.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1642617

    I really likes this recipe! Tasted great with very little manipulation required. I just added chopped onions to the soup and grated cheese as garnish.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1552211

    I make this but all of my ingredients are fresh not canned. much healthier, less sodium, and can't beat the taste.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1493323

    Does this soup freeze well?

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 673515

    It will freeze just fine...but not with the tortillas in it. They will go soft and mushy. Chef Don

    almost 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Hi Anonymous! Soup is fantastic freezer meal because it can be kept frozen for up to 3 months. If freezing leftover soup, make sure you allow it to cool completely before freezing it. Also keep in mind that liquids expand when freezing; so use heavy duty plastic containers and leave about half an inch of space at the top. For additional tips and information about making 'freezer meals' check out these previous discussions and recipes: (http://www.foodonthetable.com/blog/2011/03/stuffed-shells-recipe/) AND (http://www.foodonthetable.com/discussion/17-what-meals-freeze-well)

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1552211

    Thank you for the freezing tips Chef Heather. I will try it today. I was just wondering what to make and freeze for an upcoming super busy work week. Now I know. One question: what about creamy soups that have evaporated milk as an ingredient?

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1676109

    i did not think i would like the tortillas cooked in the soup but it was great hardly knew they were there! very cheap and easy to make:)

    almost 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Anonymous- I apologize that I just saw your comment about freezing cream based soups. Yes, creamed based soups will freeze just fine, however due to the cream/milk, the soup may separate slightly during the freezing process. To revive your cream based soup if this happens, stir in some additional milk/cream when reheating your frozen soup. Or add in a cornstarch slurry (1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 3-4 tablespoons water). You can also puree some of your thawed soup mixture and stir it back into the soup as it heats through.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1548882

    Was yummy! We added sour cream, cheese and crunchy tortilla chips. I will make this again.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1709626

    This was FAR beyond what I expected! Easiest soup ever. My family ate it up. I added sour cream and crunchy tortilla chips (lime hinted) too. so yummy

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1686634

    I didn't even have to go to the store. I had everything at home! It tastes great!

    over 1 year ago
  • Bianca
    Bianca 915459

    Really easy and delicious! So glad I gave this recipe a try. I'll make it again and again!

    over 1 year ago
  • Kim
    Kim 1008294

    Cumin makes a great addition too!

    over 1 year ago
  • Tessa
    Tessa 177700

    very good

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1642617

    This recipe was surprisingly amazing given how easy it was to make. A favorite of mine.

    over 1 year ago
  • Manasi
    Manasi 1688480

    Hello, yummy soup !! You can also try out Chicken Clear Soup . To know more about Chicken Clear Soup . Visit : http://www.justforhearts.org/chicken-clear-soup/

    over 1 year ago
  • Teri
    Teri 361732

    Hello Chef Heather, I believe I copy this from you. I am new pinning if I took with who created please for give I will get it straighten out. We loved
    it not sure my son would he gave it a ten, I did put a pck of taco seasoninng in yuummooo,thanks again pleae for give me.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1823851

    Definitely going to try this out tonight, but I think I'll add some rice and sliced avocado

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1824433

    gggg

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1824433

    gggg

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1824433

    gggg

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1824433

    gggg

    over 1 year ago
  • Teri
    Teri 361732

    I borrowed I think for Chef Heather, it was truely wonder ful I did rinse the beans I was adding diifernt seasoning, thant added packet of Taco seasoning.Afraid my son may not like it. He really loved it.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1828954

    chicken encillada

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1870815

    so easy and delicious

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1960642

    Very good used cut up chicken breast though

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1908323

    This was great! I used left over shredded chicken I had made for taco salad the night before. We will definitely have this again!

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 566602

    .

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1874662

    quick, easy and yummy

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2011443

    easy and yummy...but I did add chicken taco seasoning too.

    about 1 year ago
  • Jade
    Jade 2074662

    Excellent soup! My family loved it. I added a little powdered cheddar cheese though. It is a little spicy but it was amazing.

    about 1 year ago
  • Tina
    Tina 2086102

    Super easy and delicious!!

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2020785

    Kids LOVED!!

    11 months ago
  • Angelia
    Angelia 1172994

    so good! i doubled the ingredients and put it in the crock pot and had lots of leftovers to eat the following day :)

    11 months ago
  • Angelia
    Angelia 1172994

    so good! i doubled the ingredients and put it in the crock pot and had lots of leftovers to eat the following day :)

    11 months ago
  • Angelia
    Angelia 1172994

    s

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2083975

    This tasted pretty good and it was easy to make.

    11 months ago
  • Lana
    Lana 2043379

    My family actually LIKE this!

    11 months ago
  • Teri
    Teri 361732

    I have made this is a few times and have added Taco seasoning very good.

    11 months ago
  • Tayler
    Tayler 2036984

    Very Very good! Cut and fried up fresh chicken, added a can of hominy as well, fried up my own tortilla strips for garnish added slices of avocado and finished with mexican blend cheese

    11 months ago
  • Ali
    Ali 2139075

    So good! It was filling and wonderful on a cold night. I also liked how easy it was to make, simple and quick!

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1050561

    A few tweaks based on other comments. I added garlic powder and onion powder. I also added a bit more chili since I like it spicy. I would have likes to add some cheese. It was well liked in my household.

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2151807

    I added a can of cream of chicken soup and velveeta. Forgot to rinse black beans. Didn't look very appetizing but taste great!

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2140142

    easy but needs more spice

    10 months ago
  • Angela
    Angela 2155491

    quick and easy... i would recommend heating the corn tortillas up in the oven to make them crispier and topping it off with some pepper jack cheese!

    10 months ago
  • Kristin
    Kristin 2156525

    Started with one whole brown onion. Sautéed with olive oil. Added jalapeños instead of tomatoes with chiles, added olives. Added 2 cans of chicken but I would have added a 3rd. Topped with a 3 cheese blend and cilantro!

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2157846

    Delicious soup, quick and easy to make. I added salt, a good amount of pepper and some onions, girlfriend loved it.

    10 months ago
  • Linda
    Linda 2120490

    Yes rinse the beans.. add some cilantro at the end.. and fry those tortillas! Avocado and cheese on side... heaven in a bowl!

    10 months ago
  • Tina
    Tina 1420108

    This sounds so good and quick, I was wondering what to do with the chicken tonight and Boom, I just so happen to have all the ingredients so that's what's for supper tonight, thanks.

    10 months ago
  • Heather
    Heather 2156382

    Great for this working mom! I can just throw a few things in a pot, simmer, and done!!

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2043988

    It was so fast. I used Tyson's already cooked frozen chicken and thawed on skillet. I also added some chili powder. It was really good.

    10 months ago
  • Kimberly
    Kimberly 1922353

    Cilantro? Must have cilantro. And avacado.

    9 months ago
  • Kat
    Kat 2124093

    Oh this is DELICIOUS! Wow! I can't say it enough-- YUM! And my daughter made it so you KNOW it is easy!

    9 months ago
  • Kat
    Kat 2124093

    Oh this is DELICIOUS! Wow! I can't say it enough-- YUM! And My newly cooking daughter made it so you KNOW it is easy! I decided to add a few bits if tortilla after it was done, Ann's a dollop of sour cream next time

    9 months ago
  • WildFlower
    WildFlower 2170132

    I added some cumin, chili powder, and chipotle pepper for extra spice.

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2132081

    Very easy to make but next time I'm going to add some salt. Forgot to add cheese for garnish.

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2160279

    It's a good easy recipe but it needs a little bit more favor.

    9 months ago
  • Brenda
    Brenda 510548

    If I don't have cooked chicken I use the canned chicken and I get it at samms club. It's very good !

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2175469

    great soup!!

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1219894

    Taste great!!!!!

    9 months ago
  • MB
    MB 918467

    Made this two days ago - it is delicious....

    9 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2189592

    delicious, also added some riceand jalapenos

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1868503

    Too spicy

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2227349

    Great flavor!!

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2236108

    Very yummy, quick and easy!!

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2244306

    gr8

    7 months ago
  • Becky
    Becky 2194138

    Added cheese on top.

    6 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2305213

    Cool recipe

    5 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2231239

    I would add fat-free sour cream and cheddar cheese on top next time.

    5 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2291240

    Pan fry or deep fry the tortilla strips

    4 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2294910

    h

    4 months ago
  • Carrie
    Carrie 2323613

    I added to and changed the recipe quite a bit, but it was a good base.

    4 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2224798

    We added two packs of ramen noodles to this (without the seasoning) and it was really nice!

    3 months ago