Uncle Rod’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Looking for a delicious and easy chicken tortilla soup recipe? Look no further! Try this simple yet flavorful soup recipe.

chicken tortilla soup

My Uncle Rod recently passed away and told me that he did not want me to post his “secret” chicken tortilla soup recipe.

Since he is no longer with us (R.I.P. Rod), I was given permission by his widow to publish his recipe. If you are looking for a delicious chicken tortilla soup recipe then this one is for you!

chicken tortilla soup

What I like about his recipe is its simplicity. It’s amazing how just a handful of simple ingredients can yield so much flavor.

I pride myself on publishing recipes that use simple ingredients. While that is the case with this Soup Recipe, you might have a hard time finding two of the ingredients. Namely the Tortilla Soup Mix and the White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix.

After visiting a few grocery stores I was able to find the Tortilla Soup Mix but none of my local stores carried the white chicken chili mix. I finally decided to order it on Amazon. McCormick’s is the one I used for this recipe (no affiliation).

chicken tortilla soup

Some tortilla soup mixes call for 7 cups of water and others call for 8 cups. The important thing here to remember is we are going to use half water and half chicken broth.

Since the mix I purchased called for 8 cups of liquid, I am going to use 4 cups (32 ounces) of chicken broth and 4 cups of water.

bowl of chicken tortilla soup

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Tortilla Soup Mix – I used a 7.9-ounce package from Bear Creek (no affiliation)
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth – regular chicken broth is an option
  • White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix – I use McCormick’s brand (no affiliation)
  • Navy Beans / White Beans
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – or regular diced tomatoes if you want
  • Green Chilies
  • Sweet Corn
  • Rotisserie Chicken – you can also use a couple of cooked chicken breasts chopped up
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, combine the tortilla soup mix with the chicken broth and water.
    broth and soup mix in pot
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer to allow the flavors to blend.
    soup ingredients in large pot
  3. Approximately 15 minutes before you are ready to serve, add the chicken.
    soup ingredients in large pot
  4. Serve and optionally garnish with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, and chopped avocado.

Printable Recipe Card

chicken tortilla soup

Uncle Rod’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Looking for a delicious and easy chicken tortilla soup recipe? Look no further! Try this simple yet flavorful soup recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 429 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pkg Tortilla Soup Mix
  • 32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 pkg White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 30 oz Navy Beans / White Beans, undrained
  • 30 oz Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, undrained
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, undrained
  • 15 oz Sweet Corn, drained
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, over medium heat, combine the tortilla soup mix with the chicken broth and water.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Approximately 15 minutes before you are ready to serve, add the shredded chicken.
  • Serve and optionally garnish with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, chopped avocado.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 49gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 1185mgFiber: 14gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 347IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Ronald says:

    This tortilla soup was the best I have ever made. Very flavourful.

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