Leftover tortilla chips from yesterday’s festivities? Maybe just some crumbs in the bottom of the bag? This tortilla soup is the perfect way to use them up! Tender chicken, creamy black beans, pops of corn + fresh peppers in a silky broth finished with all the toppings. Comes together in less than 30 minutes + super easy to make! You’re going to wish you had more leftover chips!

INGREDIENTS – serves 4

2T olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 poblano, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (I used yellow but any color will work)
1 jalapeño, minced, seeds and ribs to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1t cumin
1/2t chili powder
Pinch of red pepper flakes, to taste
1 can diced tomatoes (fire roasted is a plus)
4c broth or water
1/2t salt
1/4t pepper
1/2c tortilla chips, crushed (bottom of the bag chips or 2 small corn tortillas torn up)
1c cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
1 1/2c or 1 can black beans, rinsed
1/2c corn (fresh or frozen)
1/2 lime, juiced

Toppings: cheddar/jack/cotija cheese, green onion, tortilla chips, lime wedges


Bring a dutch oven or large pot to med-high heat. Saute onion, poblano + bell pepper in olive oil + a small pinch of salt for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add jalapeño, garlic, cumin, chili powder + red pepper flakes stir until fragrant then pour in the tomatoes, broth, salt + pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes then scoop about 2c into a blender with the tortilla chips. Blend until smooth then pour back into the pot. Add the chicken, black beans + corn and bring back to a simmer. Squeeze in the lime juice right before serving then top with all of your favorites.


4 responses to “CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP”

  1. This soup is DE-LICIOUS! I had my doubts about putting tortilla chips in the blender with some soup but they thickened it up just enough to make it perfect. We’ll definitely make this soup again!


  2. A delicious chicken tortilla soup, which after the first taste achieved favorite status for “go to” soups for winter fare. I too wondered about putting the tortilla chips in the blender (I used a stick blender), but it was a great touch, adding just the right amount of thickness. A very easy and tasty dish.


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