Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Are you craving a cozy and comforting soup to warm you up on chilly days? Look no further because we have the perfect recipe for you! Today, we’re going to show you how to make our all-time favorite creamy chicken tortilla soup. This soup is packed with delicious ingredients like corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and more. It’s a family favorite that’s incredibly flavorful and super easy to make, especially during the busy holiday season.

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

A Flavorful Start

To begin, we’ll sauté some onions in a little bit of canola oil. Allow the onions to cook for about two to three minutes, or until they become translucent and fragrant. You’ll know they’re ready when you can smell the wonderful aroma. Next, we’ll add jalapenos and garlic to build a strong base of flavors. If you prefer a spicy kick, you can leave some of the jalapeno seeds in. However, feel free to skip the jalapeno entirely if you prefer a milder soup. Let the jalapenos and garlic soften alongside the onions for a couple of minutes.

Infusing the Soup with Deliciousness

Once the onions, jalapenos, and garlic are softened and nicely fragrant, it’s time to add in the rest of the ingredients. Start by pouring in plenty of chicken broth, followed by some corn and crushed tortilla chips. The tortilla chips add a delightful thickness and texture to the soup. We highly recommend using fire-roasted tomatoes for that extra burst of flavor and spice. Two cans of fire-roasted tomatoes should do the trick. Then, add black beans for a nutritious touch.

To bring out the flavors, we’ll add some chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, adjusting to your family’s preference. If you’re a fan of saltiness, use low-sodium chicken broth and add more salt accordingly. Give everything a good stir and allow the flavors to meld together.

Chicken, Cream, and Lime Juice

At this point, if you’re using uncooked chicken, you can place the chicken breasts directly into the liquid and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Afterward, remove the chicken, shred it with forks, and return it to the soup. However, we’re keeping things simple by using rotisserie chicken breast. Remove the cooked chicken from the bone and shred it before adding it to the soup. Stir in some fresh cilantro for that extra burst of flavor, if desired.

Now, let the soup cook down for approximately 20 minutes, allowing it to thicken and develop a rich flavor. Once it reaches your desired thickness, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Squeeze some lime juice into the soup to brighten the flavors and bring everything together. And here comes the secret to our creamy chicken tortilla soup – heavy cream! This creamy base adds the perfect touch of coziness and enhances the overall deliciousness of the soup. Give it a good stir and allow everything to heat through.

Time to Serve!

Once the soup is hot and ready to be served, it’s always a good idea to taste and adjust the seasoning according to your liking. Feel free to add a bit more salt or any other spices you prefer.

Now, you’re ready to enjoy this amazing and cozy dinner! Your family will absolutely love this creamy chicken tortilla soup as much as ours does. For the full recipe, hop over to and get ready to indulge in a bowl of warm and comforting goodness.

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