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(20 minute, 5 Ingredient) Chicken Tortilla Soup

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The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

I’ve been obsessed lately with tortilla soup. I just posted this instant pot chicken tortilla soup last week and now this new one today! There’s something about tender chicken, in a flavorful broth and spices, topped with all the toppings; sour cream, cheese, avocado chinks, and tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips.

Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorite comfort foods and one of my favorite dinners to make because it’s only 5 ingredients + 20 minutes on the stove top is all you need to make it.Β 

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

The “secret ingredient” is a can of refried beans. I know canned refried beans scare some because it comes out in a blob, haha πŸ™‚ I get it. I do. But, it makes this soup so creamy and gives it almost a chili like texture. It’s so yummy and you don’t taste the soup and immediately think refried beans.

Pile on all the toppings and it’s basically perfection in a bowl.Β 

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

Or you can leave it plain as well. Not as fun but still delicious.Β 

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover chicken. It calls for already cooked chicken so use up some leftovers, use a rotisserie chicken, or cook some chicken breasts in the slow cooker or instant pot and add it to the soup when it’s done.Β 

When I made this soup I actually put 2 large chicken breasts + 1 cup of chicken broth in the instant pot and let it cook. It was done in 15 minutes! I shredded it up and added it to the soup. Easy peasy.Β 

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

Tips for making this 5 Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Instead of the seasonings you can use a packet of taco seasoning if wanted. I think the flavor is so much better when you add your own seasonings compared to the seasoning packet.Β 
  • This is a great way to use up leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken.Β 
  • Don’t skimp on the toppings. They take this soup over the top. We love crushed tortilla chips or strips, sour cream, cheese, and avocado chunks. I find these tortilla strips in the produce area of the grocery store and I have also seen them in the salad dressing aisle by the croutons and other salad toppings. Or, just crush up some tortilla chips!

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5 Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings (1 1/2 cup)
Calories: 320 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or chunked
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) chili beans undrained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • shredded cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado chunks for topping
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, combine all ingredients and stir together. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn heat to low, cover with lid and let it simmer for 10 minutes. 

  2. Serve with all your favorite toppings. 

Recipe Notes

I use full salt chicken broth so I do not add any additional salt. If you use low-sodium chicken broth you may need to add salt. Just taste the soup when it's done simmering and add salt if needed/wanted.Β 

The seasonings are very customizable. Add more or less of any seasoning, add some cayenne pepper for some heat, or use fresh garlic. There really is no wrong way to add the seasonings. Just add what you like!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | The best 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup only takes 20 minutes to make! One pot is all you need for this delicious and creamy tortilla soup. Combine 5 ingredients + some spices and let it simmer on the stove top. Top with cheese, avocado, chips, and sour cream.

5 Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup | Chicken Tortilla Soup | Soup Recipes | 5 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need for this creamy and delicious chicken tortilla soup. #souprecipe #chicken #soup #tortillasouprecipe

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