Recipe of the Week: Chicken Tortilla Soup

This week I’m sharing my recipe for chicken tortilla soup. I had never tried this soup until a couple of months ago. A lot of bloggers had posted their own recipes for the soup, and I finally decided to find one of my own and try it out.

Of course, I decided to try the easiest version I could find, and then I couldn’t make it without making a few changes first. Below you’ll find my edited version of the recipe, followed by the original, along with my tips and suggestions.

My Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup


2 cans black beans (15 oz)
2 cans whole kernel corn (15-15.25 oz) (drained)
2 cans of chicken breast (10 oz, drained) (or 2-3 boneless chicken breast, cooked/chopped)
1/2 cup chicken broth (or more if you prefer)
3 tsp of chili powder

Mix all ingredients together and heat to a rolling boil. Simmer on low till heated through.

Serve with chips, shredded cheese, and sour cream.

The Original Recipe


2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (10 oz)
2 cans black beans (15 oz)
2 cans whole kernel corn (15 oz) (drained)
2 cans of chicken breast (10 oz, drained)
2 cans of chicken broth

Mix all ingredients together and heat to a rolling boil. Simmer on low till heated through.

Reasons for my Changes:
-I left out the tomatoes because I don’t care much for tomatoes, and my husband sometimes has allergic reactions to the tomatoes.
-The Broth. I recommend no more than 1 cup with my version of the recipe. (But keep in mind that my version is thick and less soup-y). The original recipe called for 2 cans of chicken broth, and I suppose if you include the tomatoes in the recipe, you would need more broth. Just use your best judgement.
-Also, the original recipe did NOT include the chili powder. I just added this to give it a little more flavor.

Tips & Suggestions:

-This is a great meal to make when you’re in a hurry. In fact, I like to keep canned chicken on hand just so I can put it quick recipes like this.
-This is also a great way to use up your leftover chicken.
-And because this is so easy to make, it’s a good recipe to double and freeze for later, and it’s also a great recipe to make for company.


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  1. This looks great! I love tortilla soup, especially all the fun toppings – I always have to put avocado on mine.

  2. ♥Rosie♥ says

    This looks great Jerri! I’ve never tried tortilla soup before a new recipe to try *huge smile*

    Rosie x

  3. That looks Yummy!

  4. That looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. OK….THIS looks yummy! Thanks for linking up!

  6. CompleteLee Blogger says

    I like avocado too, as well as lime and homemade plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Yum!

  7. Frugal Jen says

    We love tortilla soup, but I rarely make it. This was a great reminder to make some soon!

  8. Diana - FreeStyleMama says

    Looks delish! I have a Make Something Monday linky on my blog!

  9. Jolly Mom says

    That looks delicious! I haven’t tried Tortilla soup either but now I will : )

  10. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    This looks great. I love that you looked for a recipe and made it easier!! I like easy.

  11. I love this kind of stuff!

  12. itsahumanzoo says

    I like throwing a bag of frozen chopped bell peppers in my tortilla soup too! And then I top it with sour cream and cheese and avocado. Mmmm!

  13. This looks scrumptious! I love spicy food! 😀

  14. I like what you did to the recipe. Sounds delicious.

  15. I make something like this in the crockpot and my family really likes it.

  16. amariaf2000 says

    I have never made tortilla soup before! I definitely need to give this a shot! Thanks!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  17. Kim @ Forever Wherever says

    Yum! I bet the chili pepper did kick it up a notch! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Black beans and chicken are a great combo!

  18. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins says

    Yum! There’s nothing better on a cold, dreary spring day than great soup! I’ll have to try it!

  19. It’s so easy and yummy. Perfect for our blizzard-e day! I must make some tomorrow-chicken’s frozen today 🙁

  20. I agree with you on keeping the tortilla soup thicker. I love all the toppings, delicious!

  21. The Blonde Duck says

    I love that you used black beans! Yum!

  22. I saw your link on Blissfully Domestic, and I’m glad I stopped by. I’ve been looking for a recipe for this. Thanks.

  23. Tara @ Feels like home says

    I love tortilla soup. This looks like a great recipe! 🙂

  24. Sounds Yummy, I love black beans.

  25. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I do love this soup, and it’s perfect on a cold day. And best of all, this version is so easy!

  26. Amy @ Finer Things says

    Looks tasty and easy! Thanks for sharing. 😉

  27. ~3 Sides of Crazy~ says

    This looks awesome!! YUMMY!

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