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30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Well, hey there Hump Day, where did you come from?! I’m sorry that I didn’t have a new post for you guys yesterday! But, we spent the weekend visiting my husband’s family because my sister-in-law, Carrie, just had a baby!

This is Owen and he is just a little piece of heaven! So you see, I have a good excuse for being a little off-schedule! He’s just so sweet and cuddly!

30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ok, so let’s talk soup. Chicken Tortilla Soup. In 30 minutes. Sounds pretty darn good, right?! I think I could eat this soup every single day and be totally happy. It’s one of my favorite dinners. My husband likes it, but he always says it’s not enough on its own, but I think it’s because he doesn’t pile on as much stuff as I do. I don’t know what the heck he is talking about! This soup is flavorful and perfectly spicy, it comes together quickly, and will fill you up! With all the spices, it also has a nice kick. Throw some warm tortilla chips, diced avocado, cheese, cilantro, and sour cream on top and you will have yourself a bowl of my most favorite soup ever!!

30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

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30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can unseasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (about 8 ounces) corn kernels, drained
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie)
  • Garnishes:
    • tortilla chips, broken into smaller pieces (I also like to warm mine in the oven)
    • shredded cheese
    • diced avocado
    • cilantro
    • sour cream

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the diced onion and saute until the onion is translucent. Add the black beans and corn. Stir in the chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt until the beans and corn are well-coated with the spices (about 1 minute).
  2. Pour in the broth and the entire can of the diced tomatoes (including the juice). Add the chicken and stir everything until well-combined. Lower the heat and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. While the soup is cooking, heat the tortilla chips in the oven and prepare your other toppings.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with desired garnishes and serve!

Feel free to play around with the spices in this soup. If you like more spice, add it! If you like less, then don't add as much!

30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup

   

21 Responses to “30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup”

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    Choc Chip Uru — October 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Awwww congrats to Carrie, what a cutie :)
    And delicious recipe today – cant believe its made in 30 minutes!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 24, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Your soup looks fabulous! It’ b y far my favorite soup!! I love the combo of black beans, chicken and spices!! Yummy!!

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    Ramona — October 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Owen is AWESOME! Congratulations to your family, Aunty!! I can see why anyone would want to make this 30 minute soup so they can get back to cuddling with your little jellybean! The soup looks hearty and delicious! :)

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    Jennie — October 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Soup in 30 minutes? Amazing. The quicker I can shovel soup in my face, the happier I am. Your nephew is too cute.

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    Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie — October 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Aww what a cute baby!

    I Love Chicken Tortilla Soup – it’s one of my favs! I’ll have to put it on my menu again since it’s finally Fall(ish) here in AZ :)

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    Cassie — October 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats, Auntie! Love this soup!!

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    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — October 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    You had me a chicken tortilla soup..but 30 minutes to the table makes it even better!

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — October 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, Owen is a gem! And the soup looks pretty cute..I mean, good too ;) Congrats to the family!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Owen is just too cute! And this soup is pure heaven! 30 minutes? YES PLEASE! I mean, who has the time to make a 3-hr soup?!

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    Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats — October 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    A soup under 30 minutes is definitely a great choice for a busy hectic day. I definitely wouldn’t want to slave over the hot stove.. LOL.. Congrats to your Sis-In-Law too. xoxo

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — October 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Yummmmmm. To the soup and the baby :)

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    Alyssa — October 25, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Awesome soup! I’m always up for anything Mexican! And your new niece is beautiful! Congrats!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

    What a cutie little Owen is! And this soup looks maaaahvelous, dahling. I love how it’s whipped together in under an hour–my kinda dinner! :)

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — October 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Looks delicious!

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    Baking Serendipity — October 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I love new babies…and quick dinners. :) Love this soup!

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    Liz — October 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Aw, Owen is a doll!!!! And your soup looks fantastic. I haven’t put black beans in my tortilla soup, but I’m going to try your version…and soon!!!!

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    Kim Bee — October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Gorgeous soup and beautiful baby. I need to try this soup. Yum.

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    Debs @ The Spanish Wok — October 26, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Congrats on the arrival of your Nephew. I love chicken tortilla soup, one of my favs.

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    Christine — October 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Beautiful baby… Congrats! Love the soup.

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    Kristi Rimkus — October 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on the new family member. I had my second nephew a few months ago. So much fun! I’ve yet to make a chicken tortilla soup, but it’s been on my must-make list for awhile. I love that I can have this on the table in 30 minutes too!

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