Easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup

Are you ready for the easiest tortilla soup recipe ever?! Thanks to my mother in law, I’ve got this sweet recipe that we now enjoy at least once a month. And it’s seriously so easy.

It’s essentially a “dump” soup where you just dump in what you need without much preparation making it a really sweet and easy meal for weeknights. But it’s full of real ingredients which makes my heart happy!

One day, I’d like to get to the point of adding my own home grown and stewed beans, home grown corn, and home grown and brewed chicken broth. For now, this is a step in the right direction towards eating more whole foods.

Tortilla Soup


  • 12 ounces medium salsa

  • 2 large onions

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 TBSP chili powder

  • Cayenne Pepper to taste

  • 1 lb. chicken meat

  • 32 ounces chicken stock

  • 2 cans black beans

  • 2 cups corn

Garnish with

  • dollop sour cream

  • cheese

  • cilantro

  • tortilla strips


  • chop onions and garlic, simmer in a little olive oil until translucent. Kick up heat to caramelize then reduce heat again before adding salsa.

  • Add salsa and chicken, turn heat to low. and simmer until cooked.

  • Once chicken is cooked, remove chicken and chop into bite sized morsels

  • Reincorporate chopped chicken, add chicken broth, beans and corn.

  • Taste test, and add chili powder and cayenne if desired. If you add more spices, be sure to simmer them into the soup to express their natural essential oils thus releasing more flavor.

  • Serve and garnish with tortilla strips, sour cream, cilantro, cheese and avocado.

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