Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

If you love tacos you'll dig this soup. While the list of ingredients may seem long at first glance, none of them are difficult to find and some are probably already in your spice drawer. Shortcuts like using a store-bought rotisserie chicken cut your prep time in half. This chicken tortilla soup is quick, easy to make AND it's topped with crispy tortilla chips, so you can't go wrong.

Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño chili
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (14.5- ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 limes 1 juiced
  • kosher salt for seasoning
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • sour cream
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1 avocado peeled
  • tortilla chips or strips
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeño and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the chicken stock, black beans and crushed tomatoes.
  3. Stir in the cumin and chili powder. Bring to a simmer and add the chicken. Simmer for 5 more minutes and add the lime juice and chopped cilantro. Season with salt.
  4. Serve in bowls and top each with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, sliced scallions, sour cream and tortilla chips.
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