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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This easy Mexican chicken tortilla soup recipe is creamy and delicious. There are several other recipes for chicken soup just as simple, satisfying, and delicious at the bottom of this page. Plus, check-out our suggestions at the end of each recipe for how to add a healthy, whole grain twist to all your chicken soups.

Easy Cheesy Mexican
Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 8)
Time: Less than 1 hour

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 9 cups water or your favorite chicken stock
    We recommend Swanson's Chicken Cooking Stock or Kitchen Basics Natural Chicken Stock.

  • 1 store bought rotisserie chicken, skin removed, deboned and shredded

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 5 cubes of your favorite chicken bouillon

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa(your preference of spiciness)

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes with chiles

  • 1 (15 ounce) bag whole kernel corn, frozen

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, undrained

  • Recommended Toppings on the Side

    1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
    or plain, fat-free yogurt
    Crushed tortilla chips
    Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Cheese


    Heat the oil in a thick-bottomed stockpot over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer at least 30 minutes (the longer the better). Serve warm with our recommended toppings on the side.

    best chicken stock for chicken soup recipe
    Swanson's Chicken Stock

    Moist, Tender, Chicken
    from Omaha Steaks




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