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

30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 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


  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!

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30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup



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

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

  3. 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! :)

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

  5. 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 :)

  6. Congrats, Auntie! Love this soup!!

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

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

  9. 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?!

  10. 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

  11. Yummmmmm. To the soup and the baby :)

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

  13. 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! :)

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

  15. 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!!!!

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

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

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  18. Beautiful baby… Congrats! Love the soup.

  19. 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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