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This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with tender chicken, corn, beans, fajita seasoning and is simmered in a rich, creamy broth. Finish with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings for an easy one pot dinner that the whole family will love!

creamy tortilla soup in a bowl and topped with diced avocado, tortilla strips and cheese

We eat a lot of soup during the winter, some of our favorites are vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup and this amazingly delicious creamy chicken tortilla soup. I first got the idea for this soup from my mom. She made up a huge pot of Trisha Yearwood’s tortilla soup for a Halloween gathering we were having. It was a HUGE hit and I knew I had to recreate it (with a few minor tweaks) and share with all of you. My son has already requested it several times since then. It’s that good!

What’s In Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup:

You guys know Mexican dishes are my favorite and this quick + easy creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe is no exception. It’s quickly become one of my go-to meals when I need something tasty on the table in a hurry. It’s loaded with everything I’d put in tacos or burritos, but in soup form!

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients:

To make it extra creamy, a small amount of flour, a can of cream of chicken soup and some half-n-half or heavy cream are stirred in. There are also plenty of spices to add flavor, tortilla strips for a satisfying crunch, and we finish with any favorite toppings (shredded cheese, cilantro, and avocado)!

ingredients for creamy tortilla soup made with Tyson grilled chicken breast strips

How Do You Make Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup?

Thanks to Tyson® Grilled & Ready chicken making this cozy soup recipe is a breeze! Meal time just got way more simple because Tyson® Grilled & Ready chicken is now even juicier and fully cooked! It’s also 100% all natural, which means minimally processed and no artificial ingredients. You can find it at Walmart in the freezer aisle or order online for pick-up or delivery on Grocery.Walmart.com.

This soup starts with a sauté of onions and garlic. Next, stir in the flour, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the broth and the half-and-half. Stir in the cream of chicken soup, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, cumin and fajita seasoning.

Simmer all of the ingredients over low heat for 15 minutes. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with crumbled tortilla chips or strips. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and add any other optional toppings. We love using shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, and avocado! Yum!

chopping chicken and other ingredients for tortilla soup

Tips:

  • You can use any kind of cooked chicken for this soup, such as leftover cubed chicken, shredded rotisserie chicken, or roasted chicken. I absolutely love the convenience of using Tyson® Grilled & Ready chicken.
  • Not a fan of black beans? Try pinto beans instead. You could even leave the beans out completely. If you are going to leave the beans out, I would suggest adding a couple of cans of diced tomatoes.
  • Typically, I use canned corn, but frozen or fresh corn will also work just fine.
  • I chose a mild fajita seasoning and salsa, but if you prefer spicy, use a hot seasoning packet and salsa instead.
  • This soup is great to meal prep on the weekend, and then simply reheat throughout the week for easy lunches and dinners. Store soup in an airtight storage container. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days.
add cooked chicken to the creamy chicken tortilla soup

Toppings:

Of course, tortilla strips are a must! We also love to add a variety of toppings to this creamy chicken tortilla soup. A few ideas to get you started include:

  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

Slow Cooker Option:

This creamy soup totally works in the slow cooker! Simply add all ingredients to the crockpot. Since the chicken is already cooked and you are basically just heating everything up, the soup will only need to slow cook for 3-4 hours on low. Once cooked, ladle into bowls and top with all your favorites.

ladling out a serving of creamy chicken tortilla soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my family’s favorite soups ever! Trust me, everyone will LOVE this flavorful soup and it’s SO easy too!

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bowl filled with creamy chicken tortilla soup
creamy tortilla soup in a bowl and topped with diced avocado, tortilla strips and cheese
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5 from 9 votes
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 399IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 servings
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 

This Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with tender chicken, corn, beans, fajita seasoning and is simmered in a rich, creamy broth. Finish with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings for an easy one pot dinner that the whole family will love!

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (32-ounce) box chicken broth
  • 2 cups (1 pint) half-and-half
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup prepared salsa, mild or spicy depending on preference
  • 3-4 cups diced or shredded chicken (I used Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 packet fajita or taco seasoning, mild or spicy depending on preference
Optional for serving:
  • Tortilla chips or strips
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter or oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and the onion and sauté until softened, 5 minutes.

  2. Add the flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the broth and the half-and-half. Stir in the cream of chicken soup, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, cumin and fajita seasoning.

  3. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with crumbled tortilla chips or strips. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and add any other optional toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Author: Kim
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Tex-Mex
Keyword: chicken tortilla soup, creamy tortilla soup

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