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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe is flavorful, comforting, and comes together fast. It's ready in about 30 minutes! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican-American, Tex-Mex
Keyword creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 (28 fluid ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10 fluid ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies with juices
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can corn drained
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Toppings (optional, to taste): tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, Tex-Mex cheese, etc.

Instructions

  • Add the oil and onion to a soup pot and sauté over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until it's lightly browned.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, Rotel, and chicken broth, followed by the garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, corn, and black beans. Stir well and increase the heat to high.
  • Once the soup has come to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer with the pot covered (lid slightly ajar) for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prep the toppings.
  • Stir in the cream and chicken and let it warm through for 3-5 minutes. Taste and season with salt & pepper as needed (I am generous with both).
  • Serve immediately and top bowls as desired.

Notes

  • Substitutions:
    • I don't recommend subbing the canned tomatoes for another variety because it adds thickness/body to the soup.
    • I don't recommend subbing the cream for something with a lower fat percentage because the tomatoes are likely to curdle it.
    • If you don't have Rotel or don't want some pieces of tomato in the soup, you can leave it out and include a 4 ounce can of diced green chilies instead.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 985mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1309IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 5mg