Chicken Tortilla Soup-The Ultimate Mexican Comfort Soup

A Home made Chicken Tortilla Soup- nothing can beat this bold flavors! Tender pieces of chicken, spicy flavorful broth, creamy avocado, corn, beans and so many more flavors are in this delicious and comforting soup.

This dish is warm and satisfying with a spicy kick. If you’ve never tried this Mexican soup you are missing big time. Nothing beats the comforting flavors of this homemade soup. It is a Mexican bowl of flavor and comforting satisfaction.

Lets start with What is Tortilla Soup?

Spiced, but not necessarily spicy, tortilla soup is simple, flavorful Mexican chicken soup traditionally flavored with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and chilies. This recipe is very close to the authentic version of this soup. While I was working in the culinary industry one of the Mexican cooks in the kitchen shared this recipe that comes from the recipe book of her grandmother.

So, here I will share with you this amazing pot of flavors. You will be surprised how easy it is to make this Mexican stapler. You can find so many amazing recipes online but this one will make you forget about the others.

There is not much to say about a soup that heats you from the inside out! And this Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of them. Rich, well-developed broth sets the stage for the dish. It combines major flavors and simple ingredients. The end result is bold, rich, and comforting soup ready to serve in less than 45 minutes.

Healthy, quick, affordable, and satisfying- what more can we ask for in a weeknight dinner? If you are looking for a vegetarian version of this dish, just skip the chicken, and you will still end up with rich and heavenly tasty soup.


  • Comforting Soup
  • Ready in about 45 minutes
  • Easy Weeknight Dinner
  • Simple and affordable ingredients
  • Spicy, warm, rich and healthy soup

There is nothing that soothes the soul and warms you up (both figuratively and literally) like a big bowl of this Chicken Tortilla Soup. The Chili powder and fire-roasted tomatoes give, what could be a boring bowl of soup, a unique twist. Also, with my other few special ingredients such as the tequila and the chipotle in adobo you will get a combination that transforms what could otherwise be a bland bowl of soup into a complete experience.


  • To speed up the cooking use a rotisserie chicken – the # 1 ingredient for all home cooks
  • Don’t skip to use the chipotles in adobo. It’s the smoked flavor of this dry canned jalapenos, packed with heat but with plenty of balance and body, that will satisfy your soul.
  • Use Tequila. YES, we are using Tequila and it makes all the difference in the flavor of the broth

We load our soup with more protein by adding black beans, vegetables , corn, bell peppers and more. We like to load it up with avocado, tortilla croutons, and sour cream but really, any of your favorite nacho fixings would work. Also, try fresh jalapeños and thinly sliced radish! At this point you can add whatever you like. That is the other reason we love this soup. You can put any toppings, as much as you want, and it will taste fantastic.

You Need:

Chicken tights3
Fire roasted tomatoes, diced1 can- 10 oz.
Small onion, chopped1
Green chilies1 can- 4 oz.
Bell pepper, chopped1
Cloves garlic, minced4
Sweet corn1 can- 14. 5 oz.
Black Beans 1 can- 15 oz.
Chipotles in adobo1-2 chipotles
Chicken broth4 cups
Tequila1/3 cup
Cumin1 tsp
Chili powder 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Black Pepper 1 tsp
Oregano1 tsp
Water2 – 3 cups
Vegetable Oil2 tbsp.

For Garnish!

Sour Cream
Tortilla Strips/Chips


Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, green chilies and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken tights, chipotle in adobo and cook for a 3-5 minutes. After that, add the tequila and cook for 1 minute.

Add the rest of the soup ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30-35 minutes.

Meanwhile, make tortilla crisps: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add tortilla strips and cook until crispy and golden (3 minutes). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt or use your favorite tortilla chips.

Serve the soup topped with tortilla crisps, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime.

Open up a bottle of cold Corona and Enjoy!

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