Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Whenever I try a recipe for the first time on my family, I try and make it as simple possible. Taste test it as I go and decide on re-working the ingredients in the next batch I make. I’ve always wanted to give Tortilla Soup a try. I’m sure there’s a correct way to make it somewhere out there, so forgive me if I didn’t follow exactly how it should be made. With this recipe I used my taste buds to guide me with the correct amount of each ingredient and this is what I came up with:

Summary: An easy soup to make that is flavorful and filling!  Your whole family will enjoy!


Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 2-3 Seasoned Chicken Breasts, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 14-5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup Picante salsa
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 1/2-4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Baked Flour Tortillas, cut into strips
  • Shredded Cheese


  • In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in 1 Tablespoon olive oil until tender.
  • In a stockpot, add all ingredients except flour tortillas and cheese. Bring to a boil and let simmer 4-5 hours.
  • 20 minutes before serving, pre-heat oven to 250 degrees. Place flour tortillas on oven racks and bake up slightly crisp. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes before slicing into strips.
  • Serve Tortilla soup with tortilla strips and shredded cheese.

Noel’s Quick Notes: The amount of chicken stock will vary depending on the size of your stockpot. I added enough chicken stock to where it wasn’t overpowering the rest of the ingredients. Soup will taste even better when re-heated and served the next day as the flavors have a chance to meld together.  The next batch, I’m going to try adding some type of roasted mild chile pepper.

Variations: Serve with sliced avacado or a dollop of sour cream.

Serves 6-8

Cooking Time:4-6 hours

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 4-6 hours cooking; 10 minutes prep time

Meal Type: Lunch or Dinner

My Family Rating: 4.50

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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