B’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

My Mom has been making this soup for our family forrrrreeevvvveeerrr (insert Sandlot voice). It is the first thing I crave when I am not feeling well. Over the years, I have adapted it into my own version. This soup is not only super easy, but it is a great base to customize as your own.


6 Cups Chicken or Beef Broth (I prefer Beef and usually go Low Sodium)

1 Small Onion

2 Garlic Cloves (I usually cheat and use the Minced Garlic from Trader Joes)

3 Chicken Breasts or meat from a Rotisserie Chicken if you are in a hurry

1 can of corn

1 can of Sliced Olives

¼ tsp Cumin

¼ tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

½ bunch of Cilantro (My hubby and I are obsessed with Cilantro!! Original recipe says ¼ Cup)


I usually cook the Chicken in my crockpot on Low for about 5-6 hours. When I do not think to do this in the morning, I grab a Rotisserie Chicken on my way home and just shred that up. If you do this skip adding salt to the soup.


Mix Broth, Onion and Garlic in a large stock pot over Medium High heat. Bring to a boil.


Add all ingredients except Cilantro and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.


Add Cilantro and cook for 5 more minutes.


Top with Chips and Cheese and Enjoy!!


Other add ins:


Zucchini** I add this with the Cilantro so it doesn’t get mushy

Canned tomatoes

Chopped Green Chilies



Other add ons:

Sour cream

Hot Sauce




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