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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

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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. 

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!