Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup is a hearty, delicious soup filled with chicken, green chile, corn, and black beans in a tomato broth. This soup is full of flavor without being too spicy. Serve it with fried tortilla strips and cheese for the ultimate Tex-Mex lunch or dinner!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Yield:8 servings 1x
2 tablespoons mild flavored oil such as canola
1 small onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles, drained (if fresh is available, use about ½ cup)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
2 10.5-ounce cans or cartons beef broth (I use Campbell’s brand beef consomme)
2 10.5-ounce cans or cartons lower sodium chicken broth
3 cups tomato juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons red chile powder
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons bottle steak sauce such as A-1
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
cooked and shredded chicken from one rotisserie chicken (about 2-3 cups)
For the toppings:
10 corn tortillas (or more) cut into strips
2 cups shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Mexican blend cheese
Diced or Sliced Avocado
In a large stock pot or dutch oven, heat the oil. Saute onions, garlic, and green chile until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add beef beef, chicken broth, tomato juice, cumin, chile powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, beans, and corn. Stir. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
Add shredded chicken and simmer for 20 minutes more.
Serve with toppings
To fry tortilla strips:
Heat an inch of canola or vegetable oil in a heavy bottom skillet. Add strips in one layer and cook until desired crispness. Instead of trying to flip the stips over, I submerge the strips slightly with the spatula. Drain on paper towels and salt immediately.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and doesn’t include topping suggestions.
I love black beans in this soup, but you may like to use your favorite such as pinto or kidney, or a combination.