Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

The easiest chicken tortilla soup ever, but incredibly delicious!  It is one of this blogger's family staples that they make time and time again.

I am sooo excited to share with you my Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe as part of yet another progressive blog dinner from my amazingly talented group of blogging buddies!  Did you catch our Spring and Summer Progressive Dinners?  This one is just as impressive, and, once again, it includes an amazing giveaway!  In fact, this giveaway is worth over $900!!  WOWZER!

This season’s theme is none other than COMFORT FOODS!  Seriously…..YUM!  Are you even kidding me with all of this deliciousness?!  I will be sharing one of my family’s go-to recipes.  This Chicken Tortilla Soup is so amazingly simple, and it makes a huge batch.  I usually double it and freeze some of it.  It’s not quite as perfect after it has been frozen, but it is still very yummy, and I love having meals in the freezer.

I would classify this recipe as a “comfort food” both because it is so irresistibly tasty, and because we found this recipe when we were in need of comfort.  My mother passed away ten years ago, and all of the ladies from church and the neighborhood brought us meals for awhile afterward.  One of the neighborhood ladies brought us this soup and my dad was OBSESSED.  I mean OBSESSED!  He asked her for the recipe and she looked horrified.  She stammered a bit about how it was a secret family recipe, but my dad just stood there looking hopeful and she couldn’t say no to the sad, young widower who wanted her soup recipe.  And we have been making it monthly since then!  Haha.  Poor lady.  The recipe cat is out of the bag, and I am here to share the goods with you.  Enjoy!  :)

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe


  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained


  1. Place all ingredients into a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil; turn down heat and simmer for at least one hour.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips on top.

Be sure to visit all of these other amazing blogs so that you can Pin all of their comfort foods!  I am hungry just LOOKING at this picture!

Comfort Food Roundup!  YUMMMMM!

from top to bottom, left to right
Chicken and Dumplings from Kokocooks
Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Katie’s Kucina
Smoked Tri Tip Soup from Yellow Bliss Road
Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread from Clean and Scentsible
Jambalaya Risotto from Sweet C’s Designs
Chicken Tortilla Soup from Craft Quickies
Slow Cooker Pot Roast from A Glimpse Inside
Taco Pie from Balancing Home
Browned Butter Apple Crisp from White House Black Shutters
Caramel Apple Cake from The Lilypad Cottage
Toffee Caramel Apple Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Homemade Donuts from Crazy Little Projects

Now on to the giveaway!  YAY!  This giveaway is valued at $904 dollars!  Holy moly!  Let’s go through the prizes now and talk about our generous donors.

This AMAZING giveaway is worth $904!!  What an amazing win for any cook!

The first item in the giveaway is a Magimix by Robot-Coupe 3200XL 12-Cup Food Processor in Shiny Chrome worth $379.95, donated by Magimix.  I want this!!  My food processor is teeny compared to this!  It is an exclusive new food processor package in a lovely shiny chrome finish, and it is only available at Chefs Catalog.

The second item in the giveaway package is a KitchenAid Stainless Steel 6-Quart Slow Cooker, donated by Black Gold Farms.  Black Gold Farms is a third generation family farm with roots in North Dakota. They have grown to be a trusted and innovative leader in potato production as a grower of chipping potatoes for potato chip companies around the country and now fresh potatoes for you – including their new line of Red Potatoes featuring McCormick spices for roasting.  I got a chance to try the new red potato packages, and I seriously love this idea!  Those little red-skinned potatoes are my favorite kind, and I loved that they came with spices and simple instructions!  Anything that makes dinner tastier and easier is ok with me!!

The third item in this rocking giveaway package is a 5.5QT Round French Oven from Le Creuset.  Le Creuset is a leader in fine cooking tools, and my mother-in-law swears by her Round French Oven.  This oven is valued at $275.

The final giveaway item is a Ball Jam/Jelly Maker, brought to you by Park & Main.  This would be so handy during berry season!  It is valued at $99 and can be found on Chef Central.


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This giveaway is open to all US Residents ages 18 an up.  The giveaway begins at 9/9 at midnight and ends 9/16 at 11:59 pm. 

If you enjoyed this recipe then you may also like:

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S'mores Swirled Brownies from Sarah of Craft Quickies. Elegant and grown-up looking, but kid-friendly in taste! YUM!

S’mores Swirled Brownies

Taco Casserole from Craft Quickies

Taco Casserole

Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah Westover McKenna


  1. Briana says

    This soup is so yummy! I will be making it this evening for the 4th time. Can anyone tell me where to find the Nutritional Information? Curious as to the calories per serving… thanks in advance

  2. Sarah Prieb says

    This was so good! I made it tonight for dinner. It hits all my favorite recipe criteria: consists of things I always have in the pantry, and is quick enough to make before my kids kill eachother :) I even left out the cilantro because I ran out (even though I was at the store twice today!) and it was still so good! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Eve says

    I make this but leave out corn-because I’m on low carb. I add some cream cheese right at the end. I like creamy soups. Black beans are fairly low carb so o do use them. You have to try this recipe. It is very good on a cold day.

  4. Nicole G says

    This is cooking on my stove right now! This is my second time making it, my boyfriend even liked it and he is hard to please. Best Chicken Tortilla Recipe that i’ve come across! love love love!


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