Lite and Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a wonderful and full flavored soup that doesn't even hint that it happens to be a lite soup. A great tortilla soup for those who prefer chicken to beef. *A reviewer suggested adding some fresh, chopped cilantro, so I added 1/4 c. and it was delightful. Thank you for your suggestions that made a good recipe great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan or crock pot.
  2. Heat until hot (15 minutes on the stove or 2 hours on high in the crock pot).
  3. You can top this soup with baked tortilla strips and low fat shredded cheese and low fat sour cream.
  4. Note: I often put all the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning, turn it on low and it is ready for us when we come in for dinner.


Most Helpful

This was a nice soup that is made fat with pantry items and leftovers. I have made lots of Tortilla.Enchilada type soups over the years but this was a first that it contained refried beans. It did give it a thicker, creamy consistency. It did seem it was missing something though ... maybe some fresh cilantro to garnish and add a spark of freshness? I was out of fresh cilantro and the stuff I had growing is dry and crispy- Texas heat! I did add about a cup or so of fresh green onion- white and green parts and that helped. Still would have been better with some cilantro. I made half of this recipe and it worked well. Wish my camera was working so I could take a pic. :( Served with a garnish of sour cream and tortilla strips. Thanks for a great recipe!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) July 15, 2008

I wanted to serve a tortilla soup for dinner, but one of my guests is allergic to beef and so I had to go on the hunt. I found this recipe and it was a big hit with everyone! I have served it a number of times and ALWAYS get asked for a copy of the recipe. The refried beans make it so nice and creamy. This is great anytime, but particularly during our cold winter days! Thanks for another great recipe!

Faithfull November 13, 2011

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