My Chicken Tortilla Soup

sheryl wilcox


When my grandkids are sick,this is the soup I have to make for them. I keep ingredents on hand because I can't make for one grandaughter and not the other when they are sick. And they don't fall for "I don't have the ingredents" They know I can change the ingredents and it's still good. I had eaten a tortilla soup at a restarant,and decided to make my own. I think tis is better then thiers, and a lot better then canned. Or the frozen. Enjoy!!!

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Makes a gallon or more.


10 Min


15 Min


3 c
cooked chicken (can also use turkey or ground beef.
1 large
onion chopped
2 clove
garlic minced
1 can(s)
tomato puree (29.0 oz.)
28 oz
chicken broth ( i make my own with instant chicken base)
1 can(s)
black beans
1 can(s)
whole kernel corn
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilli (10.5 oz )
3 Tbsp
lime juice
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
ground cumin
1/8 tsp
ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp
chilli powder
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 pkg
shredded cheese ( mexican blend or cheddar)
1 pkg
tortilla chips

Directions Step-By-Step

In skillet,cook onion and garlic in olive oil.
In soup pot. combine cooked onion,garlic and all of the ingredients but the cheese and tortilla chips.
When starts to boil, turn heat down and simmer for 10 min. Add about 1 cup of cheese to soup.
Serve with tortilla chips and cheese on the side.
The kids add a Tablespoon or 2 of cheese,and crush the chips up for crackers. After awhile they use the soup as a dip for thier chips.
I have made this using frozen corn,or if I don't have Black beans,I add 2 cans of corn. You can work with it to use what you have.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy