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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect easy weeknight dinner. Full of shredded chicken, corn, beans, and homemade tortilla strips, this soup is a meal in itself. It’s comforting, hearty, and filling.

What’s even better? Just like our Taco Soup and Beef Chili, this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe comes together in one pot.

A bowl of chicken tortilla soup

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup:

Chicken tortilla soup is like a taco in soup form. Its rich tomato and chicken broth pairs perfectly with chunky veggies, shredded chicken, beans and sweet corn.

You can sprinkle some tortilla strips right on top with a healthy handful of cheese, or pair the dish with soft Dinner Rolls.

Easy chicken tortilla soup in pot garnished with tortilla strips, jalapeños and cilantro

Tips For Tortilla Soup:

  • Use Leftover Chicken. Have a rotisserie chicken hanging out in your fridge? What about some leftover chicken breasts you don’t know what to do with? You can always use leftover chicken to make a fresh batch of Chicken Tortilla Soup.
  • Bone Broth Makes All The Difference. Use low-sodium bone broth or easily make your own chicken broth.
  • Adjust The Spice. Do you like it spicy? Add some extra jalapeños into the mix.
  • Save Time With Canned Corn And Beans. Speed up the cooking time by using canned corn and beans.
  • Cut Avocado Right Before Serving. To keep your avocado from browning, cut it right before you serve the soup
  • Season To Taste. Depending on the tomatoes and broth you use, you may need to adjust the salt to taste at the end.
Ingredients for the chicken tortilla soup

To Make Crispy Tortilla Strips:

  • Pan Frying: Preheat a pan with 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Cut 8 (6″) corn tortillas into thin strips and fry them in a couple of batches, adding more oil as needed. Remove from the pot and let drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • To Bake: Toss tortilla strips in a bowl with 2 Tbsp oil until well coated. Bake on a cookie sheet in a single layer at 350˚F for 15 minutes.
Tortilla chips in the making

How To Make Chicken Tortilla Soup:

  1. Place a soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil and sautee chopped onion, garlic, and jalapeno until tender.
  2. Add chicken breasts and remaining soup ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken to a bowl and shred it with 2 forks. Return chicken to the pot and simmer 5 minutes then add lime juice.
  4. Serve the soup with homemade tortilla strips, chopped avocado, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges.
Step by step of making chicken tortilla soup

Make-Ahead Tip: the broth gets more and more flavorful the longer it marinates in itself. Can you say delicious leftovers? Make a big batch of tortilla soup and eat it for lunch throughout the week.

Serving Chicken Tortilla Soup:

The only thing that makes Chicken Tortilla Soup taste even better are the toppings. These are our favorites:

  • Sour cream
  • Homemade tortilla strips
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapeno, sliced or diced
A bowl of tortilla soup with chicken

Storing Leftover Soup:

  • Refrigerator: Store your leftover soup without toppings in an airtight container in the fridge. It should stay fresh for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: You can also freeze your soup in an airtight container for up to two months. When you are ready to eat it, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat soup by bringing it to a boil in a saucepan.
Tortilla soup in pot ready to store in the fridge or freezer

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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

5 from 774 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
chicken Tortilla Soup garnished with avocado, cilantro and lime

Chicken Tortilla Soup is the perfect, cold weather weeknight dinner. What’s even better? It comes together in one pot.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$10
Keyword: Chicken Tortilla Soup, tortilla soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Soup
Calories: 540
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, (2 medium)
  • 20 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 32 oz chicken broth 
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, divided (reserve 1/4 of it for garnish)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste

Homemade Tortilla Strips

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 corn tortillas , (6" tortillas)

Toppings

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve

Instructions

Tortilla Strips:

  1. Preheat a pan with 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Cut tortillas into thin strips and fry them in batches in the hot oil until crisp. Remove from the pan and allow them to drain on a paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips, adding more oil as needed then set aside.

Chicken Tortilla Soup:

  1. Preheat a pot with oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, garlic and chopped jalapeño and sauté until veggies soften.

  2. Add whole chicken breasts, corn, beans, chilli powder, cumin, crushed tomatoes, salt, ¼ cup of cilantro and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for at least 25 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken from the pot and shred it using 2 forks. Add shredded chicken back to the soup and simmer another 5 minutes then add lime juice.

  4. Serve the soup with some tortilla strips, pieces of avocado, fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 1368mg39%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 663IU13%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Gena Deck
    February 5, 2023

    Quick, easy and flavorful. Awesome after a day cross country skiing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2023

      Yes, that sounds perfect! Glad you enjoy it.

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  • Trish W
    February 5, 2023

    Made this & had to adjust for what I had on hand. Simmered 4 chicken legs & 1 boneless skinless breast in 1 qt water, plus 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules to create the broth. We had leftover restaurant salsa & chips, so I subbed those for the crushed tomatoes & tortilla strips. Rather than sauteing the vegetables, I simply simmered them. My older son loves Tex-Mex food & chose this recipe for me to try. He said it’s better than the soup at a very popular chain restaurant. It’s simple, uses pantry ingredients, is very forgiving when one doesn’t have all the exact ingredients, & was perfect for a cold winter night. My hunt for a really good chicken tortilla soup recipe is now over. I’ve made several of your recipes & have never been disappointed. Thanks so much for all the work you do here!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2023

      You are so welcome, Trish! I;m glad that you love this recipe and that you enjoyed making it!

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  • Adriana Marquez
    February 2, 2023

    This was so simple to make and so very tasty! My husband loved it ❤️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 3, 2023

      So glad to hear that! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Jeff
    February 1, 2023

    Can you cook this in a crock pot? I’m thinking of doing this for a stay at home date dinner for my girl and I.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2023

      Hi Jeff, I haven’t tried making this one in a crock pot to advise on the outcome. I imagine with a few changes in the process it may work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Z
    January 31, 2023

    I made a half batch and it was a lot but the soup was really good…will definitely be making again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Z! I recommend clicking “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the number of servings highlighted in red and slide it to how many servings you would like to make. I hope that helps!

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  • Lindsey
    January 30, 2023

    Can you use chicken thighs? Would that change the simmer time?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2023

      Hi Lindsey, one ofour readers shared this “Thanks! I subbed chicken thighs, put the chili powder and cumin on those with a little seasoned salt and browned them in the pan with a little oil before the onions and pepper. My family and friends loved the soup. Some said it tasted like restaurant quality.” I hope that helps.

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  • Liz
    January 24, 2023

    Recipe says 6 servings but what is a serving size? Saw 1 cup somewhere and 2 cups somewhere else.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2023

      Hi Liz, this recipe makes 6 servings at about 1 – 1.5 cups per serving.

      Reply

  • KM
    January 24, 2023

    Recipe didn’t specify raw or canned black beans so I followed the recipe using raw black beans and now read we can get food poisoning because they didn’t cook for hours. Please specify that they were to be canned or raw.

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    • Natasha
      January 27, 2023

      Hi KM, that is such a bummer and I’m sorry the post wasn’t more clear on that. You definitely should only be putting canned beans into most soups. Check out our post on how to cook black beans. Raw beans should be soaked for 10-12 hours overnight then cooked for at least an hour. They would not cook through in the amount of time it takes to cook this soup. We had 14 oz black beans, drained and rinsed in the instructions, but I went ahead and added the word can for clarity. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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  • Becky Brown
    January 23, 2023

    I don’t have corn tortillas. Can you make the strips with flour tortillas?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 23, 2023

      Hi Becky! That should be fine. Here is what one of my readers said, ” I also did not have corn tortillas so cut up flour ones, added some olive oil and salt and baked until crisp.” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Cindy A
    January 21, 2023

    My husband won’t eat beans but he will eat refried beans in recipes. Could I substitute that?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 21, 2023

      Hi Cindy! I think that would change the texture of the soup, but if you experiment, let us know how it turns out.

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  • Anna
    January 21, 2023

    I would consider myself a fairly decent cook and your recipes are ALWAYS spot on and flavorful! Before choosing any recipe I always compare and contrast multiple recipes, and always seem to come back to yours 🙂 this soup was a hit! I usually add more seasonings (salt, pepper, chicken bouillon, vegeta (European seasoning)) just because my broth has no salt, but I feel like extra seasonings are unique to the individual’s taste buds and style! Thank you for this recipe and many others!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Anna! I’m happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Elly
    January 20, 2023

    I seriously love this soup, it’s amazing. I made this recipe for my office chili cook off and won 1st place for most creative and It was a hit. I love It it’s so good!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 20, 2023

      Hi Elly! That’s amazing! I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you for the wonderful feedback.

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  • Cindy King
    January 16, 2023

    Hi Natasha! I love your recipes but I am reading the one for chicken tortilla soup and it says in the ingredients 2 chicken breasts but in the instructions it says to add a whole chicken. I am confused! Which one do I need for the recipe? Thank you in advance for clarification!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2023

      Hi Cindy, that’s my mistake. That should say “whole chicken breasts” I updated the recipe card. Thank you so much for calling that out! I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Ed Alspach
    January 6, 2023

    Made this for my wife, and 2 grandchildren, it was sure a big hit. My wife cannot take hot spicy food so substituted sweet green pepper for jalapeno. Soup was so good that the grandchildren requested that I be sure and make again, when they are here.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 6, 2023

      That’s wonderful, Ed! I’m so glad it was a hit with the family.

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  • Marilyn
    January 3, 2023

    Oh yum! After committing to this recipe I found I was out of beans. No problem. Just added more corn and a diced zucchini. I did double the spices as recommended, but otherwise, perfect. Can’t wait to finish the leftovers tonight … I know it will be even better.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 3, 2023

      Hi Marilyn! That’s wonderful. I’m glad you were still able to complete the recipe. 🙂

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    • Wenzie
      January 10, 2023

      I made this today😊 Way better than any store bought chicken tortilla soup👍👍👍 We had a free taste of this soup in a supermarket this afternoon… my husband wanted to buy but I said wait…I can do that at home and I’m so glad that I found your recipe 😀 My husband was so impressed😁

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        January 10, 2023

        We’re glad that you like it!

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        • Laura
          January 23, 2023

          Made this today w/ rotisserie chicken. So easy to throw together. I chose to use fire roasted tomatoes (1 – 14 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes + 1 – 14 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes w/ green chiles). The soup was thinner than what I had anticipated based on previous comments but then realized it would be thicker if I had used the crushed tomatoes. Threw in a jar of Trader Joe’s Double Roasted salsa which amp’d up the flavor. Will use the crushed tomatoes next time because there will certainly be a next time. Loved the mix of flavors.

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          • Natasha's Kitchen
            January 24, 2023

            Good to know that you liked it and yes, feel free to use that next time. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

  • Kathy
    January 3, 2023

    I’m wondering if this soup is supposed to be thick? The taste is delicious, but am wondering whether it can be thinned out with more chicken broth?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 3, 2023

      Hi Kathy! Yes, you can thin it out if you prefer.

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  • Nikki
    January 2, 2023

    This was easy and restaurant quality! Full of flavor and works for a weeknight or for company! I skipped making the homemade tortilla strips and bought some from the store! Delicious!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 2, 2023

      Hi Nikki! That’s great. I’m glad you loved it.

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  • Julie Graham
    December 20, 2022

    I made the chicken tortilla soup almost as written. For the the crushed tomatoes I substituted a can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilis and diced tomatoes. I had two cooked frozen boneless chicken breast, so I thawed diced them and added them to the pot with everything else. This recipe is delicious. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 20, 2022

      Hi Julie! Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m glad you loved the recipe.

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  • Kari
    December 14, 2022

    I’m confused. When I scroll through the post with this lovely, delicious recipe the momsdish lady Natalya’s name a few comments by her show up. Is she your sister?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 14, 2022

      Hi Kari! She is a friend and also a food blogger. On occasion we have a guest recipe shared on our blog.

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  • Izzy
    December 13, 2022

    WOW!! I made this for the first time, and it was an absolute hit!! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Definitely will be adding this to our dinner menu.

    P.S. No need to read how to store the leftovers, there wasn’t ANY!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 13, 2022

      That’s great, Izzy! So glad you loved the recipe.

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      • Merle
        December 24, 2022

        Absolutely delicious and easy to make. Thanks. It’s a keeper!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          December 24, 2022

          So glad to hear that, Merle!

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  • Holly
    December 12, 2022

    Easy! -especially with pre-cooked shredded chicken! Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 12, 2022

      Great to know that you loved our recipe, Holly!

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  • Debra
    December 12, 2022

    Delicious soup! My family loved it and I will definitely be making it again!! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 12, 2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Debra! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Patty
    December 12, 2022

    I don’t usually review recipes but I need to make an exception for this one. Quite simply, this is the best chicken tortilla soup EVER!! I made it exactly as written and wouldn’t change a thing. I was hoping to get another meal out of it later this week, but we ate all but about half a bowl.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 12, 2022

      Hi Patty! Thank you. I’m so glad you love this. I appreciate the review.

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  • Angie C
    December 11, 2022

    Terrific soup that’s incredibly easy to make! Definitely recommend trying it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2022

      Thanks for your recommendation, Angie. We appreciate it!

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  • Tara
    December 11, 2022

    Can this be made with canned diced tomatoes instead? It’s what I have on hand.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2022

      Hi Tara, I haven’t tried using canned but one of our readers shared this “This was so good. I used two cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilis and an extra teaspoon of cumin and chili seasoning. It definitely hit the spot. Thank you.” I hope that helps.

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  • Lexi
    December 8, 2022

    What is the serving size? It says the calories are 540 but what is the actual serving size for 540 calories?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 8, 2022

      Hi Lexi, the number of servings is listed at the top on the recipe card, it serves 6, so that is the total amount for one whole serving (all the ingredients split into 6 equal servings).

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  • Helen Frobase
    December 7, 2022

    Absolutely the best and so easy! I used rotisserie chicken and all the garnish. Can I give it a “6”?!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2022

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Pam
    December 7, 2022

    Made this tortilla soup last night and it was amazing!! Will be giving this recipe to friends and family.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 7, 2022

      Hi Pam! I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for the comment!

      Reply

  • Kat
    November 29, 2022

    This has been my go-to soup for a while now. The family loves it. I just made it tonight substituting leftover, cooked turkey for the chicken. It was delicious. I always put out sour cream, shredded cheese, and diced avocado as add-ons.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 29, 2022

      Great to hear that this is your go-to recipe! Thanks a lot for the good feedback.

      Reply

  • Rebecca
    November 25, 2022

    Do I use bone broth? Recipe itself just says chicken broth…

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 25, 2022

      Hi Rebecca! Both would be ok to use. Bone broth is more concentrated and so it can give a richer flavor, but either one would work.

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  • charlene
    November 23, 2022

    Delicious!!! Made it today. Only change was I added a little bit of taco seasoning. 🙂 Mom and husband loved it!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Charlene! That’s so great!

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  • Brook H
    November 20, 2022

    Really great recipe. I had some chicken already baked and was looking for a good recipe to use it. Huge hit. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2022

      You’re welcome and glad you like this soup!

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    • pam
      November 22, 2022

      hi and thank you I was wondering if you can use rotisserie chicken already prepared👍

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 22, 2022

        Hi Pam, I bet that could work here! Here’s what one of my readers wrote: “We’ve made this with leftover rotisserie chicken, which works great. You can thaw it and add it towards the end of the cooking process.” I hope this helps!

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  • Todd
    November 20, 2022

    5 stars. I love chicken tortilla soup and this recepie was easy to follow. The dish came out amazing. Very flavorful, my taste buds exploded.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2022

      Yay, love it! Thank you for the perfect rating, Todd.

      Reply

  • Andrea M.
    November 18, 2022

    This is a great recipe. We are vegetarians in our household so we subbed chicken stock for veggie stock and used a plant based chicken substitute. It turned out great!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Andrea! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Frank Jurgens
    November 17, 2022

    Great Recipe!! This came together so easy. Great for a weeknight dinner. I used some leftover rotisserie chicken and it worked great. Definitely going to make this one again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Devon
    November 15, 2022

    Great recipe! I believe I made it pretty much as directed…. May have added some extra spices as I went a long. I also took the shortcut of using tortillas chips instead of making my own strips. It worked like a charm. Thank you for this belly warming meal! Bonus points for being one pot!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 15, 2022

      You’re welcome, Devon! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Lanie M.
    November 14, 2022

    Thanks! I subbed chicken thighs, put the chili powder and cumin on those with a little seasoned salt and browned them in the pan with a little oil before the onions and pepper. My family and friends loved the soup. Some said it tasted like restaurant quality.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2022

      Wow, love it! Thanks for sharing that awesome feedback with us, Lanie.

      Reply

  • Anita
    November 13, 2022

    This was very good! I omitted the cilantro (tastes funny to me)but otherwise made per recipe. We loved it! Thanks!
    Forgot to leave the five stars. Resubmitted

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      Thank you, Anita for the perfect comment!

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  • Anita
    November 13, 2022

    This was very good! I omitted the cilantro (tastes funny to me)but otherwise made per recipe. We loved it! Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      That’s alright, glad you love this!

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  • Andrea
    November 12, 2022

    No flavor, I guess if you were making for kids. I tripled the spices and still was very bland.

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  • Missy
    November 8, 2022

    Simplicity is what makes this recipe so attractive. Once you taste it though, you’ll see that this is an amazing soup. Thank you.

    P.S. Love your fish taco recipe too! Keep it coming.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 8, 2022

      Thank you, Missy! I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe.
      And the fish tacos are so good! A family favorite.

      Reply

  • Allie
    November 7, 2022

    I was looking for a new weeknight meal and this did not disappoint. It was delicious! I ended up adding some hot sauce for an added kick. It was a hit and I would make it again! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      So glad you loved it, Allie! Thank you.

      Reply

  • JAX
    November 4, 2022

    Need to state the serving size in Cups etc Your nutritional information means absolutely nothing without it makes me look for another recipe instead JMO a lot of people do this and I Think it’s an important part of a recipe … The measurement of the serving

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  • Pegi
    November 3, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I used your recipe as inspiration for my soup. I had made some pulled pork using chilis in adobo and had maybe got a little carried away with them. It was too spicy for my family so I used it instead of chicken! The soup toned it down to just the right amount of heat. I also did not have corn tortillas so cut up flour ones, added some olive oil and salt and baked until crisp.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 3, 2022

      Hi Pegi! That sounds great. 🙂

      Reply

  • Kathy
    October 29, 2022

    So easy and SOOO good!! Definitely do the tortilla strips. So yummy! Also topped with cilantro, shredded cheddar and sour cream. Very tasty and satisfying!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 29, 2022

      Thank you, Kathy! I’m happy you loved it.

      Reply

  • Peggy
    October 25, 2022

    I used leftover baked chicken and followed the recipe. Served with a hot pico for those who wanted more heat and with grated fresco cheese plus avocado and cilantro. It was delicious!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 25, 2022

      Glad you loved this recipe, Peggy!

      Reply

  • Haley Merrick
    October 24, 2022

    I made this tonight for my spouse and mother in law. It was made 100% to recipe in my Le Creuset dutch oven.
    We all loved this so much! Dynamic layers of flavor and so versatile.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Happy to hear that!

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  • Danielle
    October 23, 2022

    This has now become a regular recipe for our family. It’s fantastic!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2022

      Nice to know that, Danielle! Thank you for your good comments and feedback.

      Reply

  • margie king
    October 16, 2022

    Why are calories so high?
    Does it in lude toetilla strips and avocado? Is it a cup for one serving.
    Otherwise, It is a very tasty and easy soup!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      Hi Margie, I’m glad you liked this soup. This recipe makes 6 servings. I do not have the exact measurement for each serving. The nutrition facts include avocado, oil, and tortillas.

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  • Kandi
    October 14, 2022

    I made this in a crockpot with a few tweaks it came out awesome.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 14, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Kandi! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Michele
    October 13, 2022

    This was so good. I used two cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilis and an extra teaspoon of cumin and chili seasoning. It definitely hit the spot. Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 13, 2022

      Yum! Great to know that you enjoyed this soup!

      Reply

  • Niki
    October 12, 2022

    My husband is asking me to make this soup again, just 2 days after I made the first batch…with a request, can you make like double batch? I think that speaks for it all! Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 12, 2022

      That’s awesome! So glad he loved it.

      Reply

  • D
    October 11, 2022

    First time making chicken tortilla soup. So easy and so delicious! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2022

      I’m so glad you gave it a try, D! Thank you for your great review!

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  • Kevin
    October 11, 2022

    Can this be made in the crock pot? I usually don’t have a lot of free time in the evenings and it would be great to be able to set it and forget it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2022

      Hi Kevin, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work with a few adjustments. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Jenn
    October 9, 2022

    My daughter, who isn’t the biggest soup fan, insists that this is how I must make Chicken enchilada soup going forward. Excellent recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      Yay, what a great feedback! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, Jenn.

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  • Leah
    October 8, 2022

    I was so nervous making this that I didn’t tell my family what I was making for dinner because I figured they would dissuade me. I was in for a huge surprise!! Everyone loved it and agreed this should go into our menu rotation. I used the bone broth and followed the recipe except I used half of the jalapeño pepper. Thank you for this amazing recipe ❤️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Leah! I’m so glad it was a hit.

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  • Debbie
    October 7, 2022

    I am going to make this soup in a couple of days and plan on using some cooked and shredded chicken I have in the freezer. Can you please give me some insight on using this? Should I thaw the chicken? When would I put this in the soup as I don’t want to really cook it any more. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Hi Debbie! We’ve made this with leftover rotisserie chicken, which works great. You can thaw it and add it towards the end of the cooking process.

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  • Summer
    October 6, 2022

    Rookie question… do you cover it while it simmers? Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 6, 2022

      Hi Summer! You could leave the lid off while it simmers.

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  • Melissa
    October 6, 2022

    Like everyone here has already mentioned, this soup is amazing! I had to bring an entrée to a group function with around 20 people. I love that you include the ability to change the number of servings and it adjusts the amounts accordingly. I pretty much stuck with what you had but cooked it in the Instant Pot. It was such a big hit! Adults and kids alike loved it!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 6, 2022

      That’s great to hear, Melissa! So glad it was loved. Thank you for the review.

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  • Zuzka
    October 5, 2022

    Anyone use parsley instead of cilantro? I have people here that can’t stand the taste of cilantro.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Zuzka! Parsley would be a great alternative.

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  • Chelsea B.
    October 4, 2022

    Absolutely delicious and incredibly easy to make! I used rotisserie chicken in lieu of raw chicken. Delicious. Can’t wait to make again!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 4, 2022

      Hi Chelsea! I’m so glad you loved this recipe. Thank you for the review.

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  • Kdennis
    October 2, 2022

    I don’t usually rate recipes but this one was so good and spot on. The only thing I swapped was 2 cans of Rotel for the tomatoes. Everyone in my family loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Andrea
    September 29, 2022

    I made this today. It was a hit. So delicious. I did change jalapeño to diced green chiles. I can’t eat them. Definitely making this again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 29, 2022

      Hi Andrea! I’m so glad you loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Anna
    September 18, 2022

    SO GOOD!! I made this for the first time a couple weeks ago and now making it again. One of my favorites now!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Yay, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Anna.

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  • jim
    September 14, 2022

    made this chicken tortillia soup today. outstanding. another fantastic recipe by Natasha.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 14, 2022

      Thank you, Jim! 🙂

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  • AlaskanGirl
    September 14, 2022

    Natasha, this chicken tortilla soup is so simple to make and delicious, too. My aunt, whom I credit as the family chef, liked it so much that she asked for the recipe! The only substitution I make is using 20 oz. of diced tomatoes in green chilies vs. 20 oz. crushed tomatoes. It is September and the leaves are changing in Alaska, so I’m thrilled to have this guest-worthy soup back on the menu!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 14, 2022

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for the review, I’m so glad you love this recipe. It’s perfect for fall!

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  • Shawnie
    September 12, 2022

    We just made this with a rotisserie chicken and it is delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 12, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Shawnie! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • BigDaddy
    September 10, 2022

    Season To Taste. Depending on the tomatoes and broth you use, you may need to adjust the salt to taste at the end.
    This tip from the recipe is spot on. My soup was very bland and I didn’t catch it until serving. Taste as you go!

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  • Jerry Hansen
    September 10, 2022

    OMG!!!!!!
    This is absolutely awesome!!
    So simple, yet so full of flavor!
    Thank you so much for this recipe!
    I also added some chorizo and that just added to the flavor!
    I absolutely love your recipes!!
    Please don’t stop posting them!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 10, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jerry! Thank you for sharing.

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  • FlaHeidi
    September 7, 2022

    This was just perfect! I was looking for a simple, uncomplicated chicken tortilla soup to bring to my daughter and family after they had a baby yesterday and this fit the bill! I used all unsalted ingredients and let the spices do the salting. I’ve already shared the recipe with a bunch of friends. It’s a keeper. PS we skipped the tortilla chips – used bagged chips and made corn muffins.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Fla! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Mamma
    September 5, 2022

    I made this 3 times in the last few weeks, it’s just SO delicious. However, I did substitute Cannellini beans b/c I abhor black beans. I also added ground coriander. Thank you Natasha for a fool proof soup😋

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback! I’m so glad you enjoy this soup. 🙂

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  • Shona
    September 5, 2022

    Super easy and super delish. Had to improvise and use chilli flakes (and cilantro paste) but it still turned out great. It’s now simmering on the stovetop but can’t wait until we have it with our barbacoa burritos for dinner. 🥰

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      I hope you love it! 🙂

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  • Sandi
    September 3, 2022

    This was delicious! I normally make soups without a recipe. I decided to follow this recipe nearly 100%. When I go rogue I end up with good results overall but end up with way to much soup. Easy to make . I had all the ingredients including homemade bone broth. I LEFT IT OUT ALL NIGHT! The worst. A rookie mistake but I’m 65 and always set timer to remind me to put in fridge after cooling. I had no ice for an ice bath. Had to toss. Sad .
    So now I have leftover pork loin roast.
    Question is do you think I could make a new batch with the pork? Its tender. Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 3, 2022

      Hi Sandi! So glad you loved this recipe. I think pork would go well with the soup.

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  • Erica Guzman
    August 22, 2022

    I followed this form & OMG! it was the best soup I have made. My boyfriend loved it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 22, 2022

      So glad to hear it was enjoyed, Erica! Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  • Cheryl Wilson
    August 21, 2022

    This was the 1st time I made chicken tortilla soup and I found this recipe super easy and the soul turned out absolutely delicious, my husband said it was better than any restaurant soup he ever had. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cheryl!

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  • Monica Bachman
    August 18, 2022

    Hi Natasha!

    Love your blog! Love your recipes!
    I substituted the crushed tomatoes in your Chicken Tortilla Soup with a jar of chunky salsa & it bumped up the flavor so much! Plus I have pepper jack cheese as a topper! Just wanted to let you know!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2022

      Sounds great, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • SJames
    August 18, 2022

    This was my first attempt at making Tortilla soup. I chose this recipe based on the reviews I was not disappointed with it- it turned out great 👍🏼 I will continue to use this recipe 👍🏼

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, S!

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  • sandra
    August 17, 2022

    hi natasha ….. i made this few months ago. wow, delicious . and i will made this tomorrow. thank natasha . still my favorite chef.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 17, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Sandra! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂

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  • Trisha Ward
    August 1, 2022

    Best Chicken Tortilla Soup I’ve ever had! I’ve already shared it with friends. It’s going in my permanent file! Easy and amazing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Trisha!

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  • Dorothy
    July 29, 2022

    Cosco stopped selling my favorite Chicken Tortilla soup. Pannera’s is infinitely inferior and I found myself missing an essential taste from my life until tonight. This recipe is excellent. Thank you, Natasha

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 30, 2022

      You’re very welcome, Dorothy! So glad you enjoy it! 🙂

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  • Denise
    July 25, 2022

    I’ve tried many chicken tortilla soup recipes, most more complicated than this, but this one beats them all hands down! It is simple and delicious and everyone loved it 😍

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Love it, thank you for sharing that with us, Denise!

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  • Gregg Donaldson
    July 6, 2022

    Cooking with Natasha,
    Greetings from Springfield Illinois the home of Abraham Lincoln.
    I retired a few weeks ago and have been bored until one day I was looking for a recipe and discovered Natasha’s Kitchen. The last few weeks I have been doing a new recipe from your site every night. Tonight Chicken Tortilla soup tomorrow Classic beef Stew. Every one at my local store now ask me every day what Natasha and I am cooking. Thanks from bringing me from boredom to discovering the world of garlic.
    Sincerely,

    Gregg Donalson

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 6, 2022

      Hi Gregg, great to hear that you’re been enjoying my recipes and have been loving them! I hope you will love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Sarah R.
    July 2, 2022

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I added some dehydrated bell peppers and green onion. My husband and 2 young boys approved.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 2, 2022

      That’s great! So glad it was enjoyed.

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  • Charity
    June 26, 2022

    Ok—I may have missed it. When you add the chicken is it suppose to already be cooked (like using a rotisserie chicken) or raw and the boiling will cook it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2022

      Hi Charity, we used raw chicken in Step two. In step three we take it out and shred it. I hope that helps!

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    • Joy
      September 29, 2022

      So glad you asked! I was specifically looking for this answer in all of the comments. Can’t wait to try this soup tonight!

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  • Amanda
    June 23, 2022

    Is there a way to do this without tomatoes? Or could I possibly purée them. I love the flavor but don’t like the texture.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 23, 2022

      Hi Amanda, one of our readers shared this comment “Love it. I just substitute the 20 oz crushed tomatoes for Old El Paso medium Restaurant style salsa. Much better not so thick. Tastes amazing!” I hope that helps.

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  • Taylor
    June 2, 2022

    I forgot to add stars to my review, but this absolutely deserves 5 stars! Yum.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2022

      Thank you so much!

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  • Taylor
    June 2, 2022

    This soup is phenomenal! I was out of cumin so I used a cumin-heavy taco seasoning, and omitted jalapenos for my son’s sake. It turned out amazing, and I’ll be making this again for sure.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2022

      Thanks for the great feedback, Taylor! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Wendy Chapman
    May 29, 2022

    Love it. I just substitute the 20 oz crushed tomatoes for Old El Paso medium Restaurant style salsa. Much better not so thick. Tastes amazing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2022

      Sounds good and great to hear that the result was a success!

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  • Julia
    May 22, 2022

    Hi there,

    What size Staub did you cook this full recipe in? It looks like mine is the same as yours from the photo, but hard to say. I am worried mine might be too small.

    Thank you!
    Julia

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  • Miriam
    May 16, 2022

    Excellent and delicious recipe. Often double the corn and black beans, mmm!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 16, 2022

      Yum! So glad you enjoy this recipe, Miriam.

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  • Eve
    April 15, 2022

    Hello! How many cups of broth? I don’t see it listed in the ingredients, but it says to add broth in the directions. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2022

      Hi Eve, we have it listed right under the crushed tomatoes on the ingredients list: “32 oz chicken broth” I hope that helps!

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  • Caroline Thompson
    April 5, 2022

    Made this for the first time tonight. Absolutely delicious, and so easy to make.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Caroline!

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  • Greekgurle
    March 25, 2022

    We have has this twice, so yummy! Are the 540 kcals per serving or the whole pot?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 25, 2022

      This recipe makes 6 servings, so that is the amount per serving.

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  • Jennie
    March 19, 2022

    This is the best Tortilla Soup recipe. It was easy and family loved it. I made them with chicken thighs instead of breasts and no cumin. Added sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese to the toppings. Have this page on my favorites. 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 19, 2022

      That is great, Jennie! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for the excellent review!

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  • Alexa
    March 18, 2022

    This turned out amazing! I actually added some mushrooms to add a little more veggies and made some cornbread (which complimented it amazingly). Definitely will be making this again!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2022

      I bet this was so good with mushrooms! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Alexa!

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  • Liz Loftus
    March 16, 2022

    By far, the best chicken tortilla soup I’ve had. My family LOVED it! And so easy to make. The crispy tortilla strips are must. Thanks for another great recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      You’re welcome, Liz! Happy to know that you loved this soup!

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  • Alexia Winston
    March 13, 2022

    Hi! If I were to add rotisserie chicken instead of raw chicken…how would I go about adding it to the mix, since it’s already cooked?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2022

      Hi Alexia, you can add it at the end and keep everything else the same.

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  • Rachel
    March 5, 2022

    This soup is soooo delicious! My mom and I absolutely loved it, all of the flavors melded together so well, it was impossible to have just one bowl! Will definitely be making this again, and next time I think I’ll double the recipe. Thank you for sharing this, it is now one of our favorite soups!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Rachel!

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  • Julie Fox
    February 28, 2022

    Feeling so sad about what’s going on in the Ukraine.I was there in the 80s such a beautiful place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Ukrainian people. Love this recipe thanks and keep the faith sister

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2022

      Thank you so much for your kind comment and prayers, Julie! ❤️

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  • Rachel
    February 25, 2022

    I am looking forward to making this recipe this weekend but I’m not understanding how a serving could equal 540 calories. That seems high for the ingredients.

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    • Natasha
      February 26, 2022

      Hi Rachel, that includes toppings. 1 avocado is about 322 calories.

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  • Ilene Mackler
    February 15, 2022

    Question…how many CUPS of minced onion is a medium onion???

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2022

      Hi Ilene, I haven’t measured it that way – I hope the ingredients photo was a good reference point. A google search might be helpful here.

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  • Sherries Blackledge
    February 10, 2022

    One question about the tortilla soup: what is the serving size, 6 oz?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2022

      Hi Sherrie! This recipe makes 6 servings at about 1 – 1.5 cups per serving.

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  • Nikki
    February 7, 2022

    Awesome recipe! I upped the spicy stuff for my spicy loving family, but other than that it’s perfect! Very tasty!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 7, 2022

      Thank you for the review! Happy to hear it was enjoyed.

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