Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This quick and easy chicken tortilla soup recipe makes a great weeknight dinner. It's adapted from the I Love Trader Joe's College Cookbook by our friend Andrea Lynn.


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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This chicken tortilla soup recipe is quick, simple, and totally delicious. It makes a crowd-pleasing weeknight family meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 4


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes with their juices
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning mix
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups meat from cooked rotisserie-style chicken
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 ounces fresh cilantro, leaves plucked from stems
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 8 ounces tortilla chips, crumbled


  1. In a medium pot, add the chicken broth, tomatoes, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add chicken pieces and lime juice and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, taco seasoning, or lime juice, as needed.
  4. Ladle into two bowls.
  5. Garnish with cilantro, avocado, and crumbled chips.


Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 583 Total Fat:: 22.8g Carbohydrates:: 61.7g Fiber:: 7.7g Protein:: 39.4g