close-up of chicken tortilla soup in a bowl

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This chicken tortilla soup recipe is incredibly flavorful, comforting, and easy! Load it up with your favorite toppings to make it a meal. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword easy chicken tortilla soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 229 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can corn drained
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies 
  • 2 (13.5 fluid ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes with juices
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Toppings (optional, to taste): tortilla chips/strips, avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream


  1. Sauté the onion in a large soup pot until lightly browned (about 5-7 minutes).

  2. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and increase the heat to high. Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, with the lid slightly ajar, for 20 minutes.

  4. Take the chicken out and shred it with two forks then add it back into the soup. I recommend adding a good squeeze of fresh lime juice to the soup prior to serving, but that step is optional. Serve and top each bowl as desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 1164mg51%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 988IU20%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.