Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

It would seem that everyone has their own version of tortilla soup. Some are thick and cheesy; some thin and watery. I prefer a thin, but not watery, broth-based tortilla soup with LOTS of veggies and toppings. I developed this recipe years ago and would venture to say it is my MOST requested recipe. Both to personal friends or blog readers, I email this recipe constantly! So here it is, ASP’s nearly famous Chicken Tortilla Soup, have at it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot, heat the oil over high. Add onions, 1/3 cup cilantro and garlic, sauté 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and spices, then bring to a boil.
  3. Add the broth, carrots and chicken. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook another 10-12 minutes.
  4. Stir in half the cheese and 1 cup crushed tortilla chips.
  5. Ladle into bowls and top with remaining cheese, fresh cilantro, fresh avocado, and more tortilla chip pieces. Serves 4+.
  6. *This is a great recipe for leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken. Just add it in at the very end to warm it up!
Most Helpful

5 5

Very easy soup and good tasting, too. Used leftover cooked turkey instead of the chicken breast. Made for New Kid on the Block Tag.

I almost didn't make this because it only had one review and I usually try more "established" recipes. But it was quick and easy and I had all of the ingredients. My husband and I agree that it is the best chicken tortilla soup we've ever had. And I paid my very picky daughter a buck to try it (because otherwise she wouldn't have) and she actually went back for more! We will be making this again!

5 5

I've made this soup countless times, I owe the author a review. It is so tastey and I don't change a single thing about the recipe. It comes together very quickly with a rotisserie chicken. I often make this recipe on my grocery shopping day because I can bring home a chicken and it's easy to throw together in 30 min. Wish I could give this recipe an extra star!