Mexican Black Bean Chicken Soup

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a great comfort food. You can cut the cooking time by purchasing a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and it is still fabulous!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a large pot over medium heat, add EVOO. Add the onions, garlic and season with coriander, cumin, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until softened, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the Rotel, chicken stock corn and black beans (you can substitute chili beans if you do not like black beans) to the pot and bring to a bubble.
  3. While the mixture is coming to a bubble, place the tortilla chips (reserving a handful for garnish) in a food processor and pulse to grind, or in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or empty wine bottle. You should have about 1 cups of ground chips. Add the ground chips to the mixture and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, add the chopped, cooked chicken to the pot along with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cilantro and the lime juice, and cook 2-3 more minutes, until the chicken is heated through.
  5. To serve, ladle the tortilla chicken stew into a bowl and garnish with some of the reserved tortilla chips and some cheddar cheese.
Most Helpful

Excellent and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

Tropicalz December 03, 2013

This is great comfort food! I did the same - cut the chicken broth in half, used 6 garlic cloves, but also added one more can of black beans and another half cup of ground up chips. It was like stew! I cut the amount of salt in half, added a bit of lime zest along with the cilantro and lime juice. The cheddar in the bottom of the bowl was excellent! I would make this again - so easy!

katydid01 February 21, 2013

What a Super Bowl of soup for the Superbowl! (Five yard penalty for corny humor.) We loved this soup. I cut the chicken stock in half, which made it very chunky and hearty indeed. Also cut the garlic in half (4 cloves) and added a splash of Tabasco, along with zest from the lime. I did not put cheddar cheese into the soup. This was very delicious and perfect for the game - a hit with everyone!

vrvrvr February 04, 2008