This soup is full of wonderful spices, shredded chicken, corn tortillas and topped with sour cream, fresh cilantro and tortilla chips.

Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)

Hands On Time: 15 minutes     Cook Time: 40 minutes      Total Time: 65 minutes     Servings: 6-8

Guess. What. I used to be so scared of making soup.

Until this year. I didn’t realize how EASY soups were!  For some reason when I thought to myself that I should make soup, I chickened out. I felt like there were sooo many ingredients and so many things that could go wrong with making soup. Finally one day I made my first ever soup. And it was SO. EASY.

So if you have also been scared of soup, please don’t be. I’m here to tell you that it is one of the most simple week night meals you can make.

I’m pretty sure I could eat this Chicken Tortilla Soup EVERY DAY. And I’m realllly not kidding. I love this soup so so so so much. And the toppings? Makes the soup FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.

The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 6
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 1/2 onion - chopped
  2. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  3. 2 cloves garlic - minced
  4. 1 can (14 oz) chopped tomatoes
  5. 8 cups chicken broth
  6. 1 tbsp cumin
  7. 1 tbsp chili powder
  8. 1/2 tsp ground red pepper (add more for a spicier soup!)
  9. 2 tsp salt
  10. 1 tsp pepper
  11. 2 chicken breasts
  12. 12 corn tortillas
  13. Sour cream, cilantro, avocados and tortilla chips for toppings
  1. In a large quart pan, place the onion, cilantro, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, and all spices. Mix.
  2. Turn on medium-high heat and add in the chicken breasts. Simmer for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken and shred. Add the shredded chicken back into the soup.
  4. Shred the tortillas into bite size pieces and add them to the soup. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
  5. Top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese, avocado and tortilla chips.
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