Chicken Tortilla Soup is a Mexican-inspired dish known for its vibrant flavors and delightful textures. It’s a hearty, comforting soup that combines tender chicken, black beans, corn, and a variety of spices, topped with crispy tortilla strips.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and chopped jalapeño, cooking for another minute.
  3. Stir in the ground cumin and chili powder.
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the chicken breasts to the pot and simmer until they are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the chicken, let it cool slightly, then shred it using two forks.
  7. Return the shredded chicken to the pot. Add the black beans and corn. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in the lime juice, and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve the soup hot, topped with tortilla strips and other optional toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 20g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes


  • Serves: 6 people

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a flavorful and satisfying dish that combines the best elements of Mexican cuisine. The tangy lime juice, spices, and hearty ingredients create a symphony of flavors in each bowl. Enjoy this delicious soup with your favorite toppings for a customized experience that’s sure to please any palate!

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