Monday, April 20, 2015

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I can't tell you how many recipes I've pinned for chicken tortilla soup. Many. But I've never made any. Then I saw this recipe on Ashley's blog, Rainstorms and Love Notes. It was so easy! And contained all the stuff I like! I knew it was the perfect choice for Secret Recipe Club this month. Ashley's version is for the crock pot, but I adapted it for the stove top. My crock pot is so hot that I can't leave it alone for more than 4 hours, which makes the point of the crock pot almost irrelevant, but anyway...

I loved making this AND eating it - it was SO quick and easy and SO delicious. And to say it was a hit with my family is a gigantic understatement. There was nearly a fist fight when determining who would take the one serving left for lunch the next day.

You should check out all of Ashley's great recipes, and the adorable story of how she met her husband. Swoon. And then you should make this soup. Even if it is 75 degrees today.

Get more inspiration at Totally Talented, Create Link Inspire, Clever Chicks, Tasty Tuesday.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 cup medium salsa (I used my homemade salsa)
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 soup cans water
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
2 whole wheat or flour tortillas
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Sour cream, chopped tomatoes, diced avocados, for topping (or your favorite fixins!)

In a dutch oven, whisk together the salsa, cream of chicken soup and water. Add the black beans, corn, chicken and cumin. Cook over medium heat until soup comes to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, cut tortillas into strips. When soup is hot, add tortilla strips, cheese and cilantro and stir well until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream, tomatoes, avocados and crushed tortilla chips, if you like. Serves 6.


  1. My favorite soup ever! I so have to make this again! It looks amazing!

  2. Looks perfect for this rainy day in PA. I hear you about crockpots being too hot, I'm having the same problem with one of mine.

  3. I love using my crockpot, sorry to hear you have a problem with yours. This looks like a delicious and filling soup. Happy reveal day!

  4. Sounds like the perfect dinner for a dreary Monday night

  5. I'm so glad you liked the soup! That's one of our favorites - I bet it was especially tasty with your homemade salsa!

  6. Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites as well. This looks like a great, easy version (perfect for a rainy Monday evening like today). Great SRC post.

  7. Sounds like a perfect dinner party soup! Loved this recipe! On my birthday party I’ll definitely make this yummy soup. I wonder if you can share the recommendations for some online cooking videos for beginners!

  8. Your Chicken and Tortilla Soup sure does sound and look good. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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