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Mom’s chicken tortilla soup

2014 January 29
by Emily Hill

I love a good soup recipe especially if it’s easy and this chicken tortilla soup is no exception. My mom sent me this soup recipe a couple weeks ago and we made it right away. It was a huge hit with the family and the LDS missionaries we were hosting.

Of course, missionaries will eat just about anything so that may not be the best endorsement!

Mom's chicken tortilla soup

Though the recipe asks you to crumble the chips in the bottom of the bowl and top them with the soup, feel free to sprinkle them on top—whatever floats your boat!

Printable recipe for Mom’s chicken tortilla soup below.

Mom's Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Easy and hearty and a total crowd pleaser!
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8
  • 1 (49.5-oz) can chicken broth
  • 2 (16-oz) jars Archer Farms Traditional Picante-Style Salsa from Target
  • ¾ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (2.25-oz.) can sliced black olives
  • 1 (12-oz.) package grilled chicken strips or boiled breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado, cubed (optional)
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Boil broth in large pot. Add salsa, rice and onion to broth. Cook 20 to 30 minutes until rice is tender.
  2. Add chicken, olives, corn and cilantro. Cook until heated through, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. To serve, break tortilla chips into bowl and ladle soup over chips. Top with cheese and cubed avocado.

Other soups you might enjoy…

Zupas Wisconsin cauliflower soup

Cafe Zupas Wisconsin cauliflower soup

Chicken taco soup

Slow cooker chicken taco soup

Homemade minestrone soup

Homemade minestrone soup

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  1. February 10, 2014

    I love a good chicken tortilla soup, Emily….and I love that there are so many different variations! This one looks awesome!!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thanks, Cathy! It really is good and easy (even better!). :)
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