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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It’s the season of savory soups and chilis, warm casseroles, and comforting roasts to keep you nice and cozy during the cooler weather. And with all the soups that I’ve been making lately, I was so incredibly thrilled when The Pampered Chef asked me to try out one of their new fall products, their Rockcrok™ Dutch Oven.

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

With more than a 4-quart capacity and 9-inch diameter, the Rockcrok™ Dutch Oven is perfect for feeding a crowd, providing consistent heat distribution and extra-long heat retention. Not to mention, this vessel was absolutely perfect to make a large pot of this hearty chicken tortilla soup, a soup I’ve been wanting to make for months!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

Loaded with shredded chicken breast, macaroni noodles, green chiles, roasted corn kernels and a tomato-based broth with tons of vibrant flavors coming together, this soup is a surefire way to warm up. And with the crunchy tortilla strips and and fresh avocado, everyone will be begging for seconds!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A quick and easy, no-fuss chicken tortilla soup with so many amazing flavors!

10 minutes25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup elbows pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced, for serving
  • Tortilla strips, for serving


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in pasta, chicken, corn, cilantro and lime juice until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with avocado and tortilla strips, if desired.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this tonight and replaced the pasta with 8 corn tortillas, torn into 1″ pieces, which I added into the broth mixture and cooked about 10 minutes so that the tortillas softened/dissolved and thickened the soup. Then I added the chicken, corn and cilantro and Lime. Also added a dollop of sour cream when served with the avocado and cheese! This is better than most chicken tortilla soup that I have had in restaurants in AZ! SO good! Another great recipe from Damn Delicious! thanks!

  2. I made this soup tonight, but I substituted black beans for the pasta! It was so yummy! I will defintely be making it again! We love so many of your recipes!!!

  3. I have so parfay rice would that work for noodle

  4. I don’t see anything about how to cook the chicken, 8 assume boil before hand. Making this as I type!  Can’t wait. 

  5. Will make different can tomatoes and chilli I have rote to mate dice tomatoes with chillies but I don’t like spicy will it still be good just dice tomatoes instead thanks.

  6. The recipe doesn’t state whether the chicken needs to be pre-cooked or not.

    • Please refer to the ingredient list:

      2 cups shredded chicken breast

      Leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before would be perfect to use! 🙂

  7. What is roasted corn? Not sure where to find that. Is it much different than canned corn? Please and thank you

  8. Do you have a calorie count on the recipe? BTW it is delicious!

    • ​Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  9. I have some of the pickiest men around in this house and they demolished this. Perfect for my family with a little left for lunch tomorrow and some very happy tummies! Simply amazing!

  10. I made this today–it is AMAZING! Great recipe!

  11. Sweet heavens. This was AMAZING! my husband and i loved it! Let me tell you, I am not a cook BUT i tried this step by step and it turned out perfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I can now say that our meals are going to be a lot more delicious. Thank you! you are amazing, seriously amazing. The recipe was simple and easy to follow. I am definitely saving this site to my favs.

  12. I am having a baby in a few weeks and looking to make some freezer meals. Do you think this would work if frozen? I love, love, love this recipe, so it would be great to have some stored in the freezer to reheat.

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! I recommend using your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  13. I made this last night and added cannelloni beans and capsicum when adding the chicken and corn etc. I put sour cream along with the cheese and tortilla chips on top and it was amazing. I will hold back a bit on the chilli next time as my 5 years who requested the soup found it a little spicy. Thanks

  14. All the colors and spicy are so appealing to the senses! I have no doubt it tastes as wonderful as it looks!

  15. So glad I found this site! Your recipes are the best. The only thing now is my husband will never take me out to eat again because these are truly better than the restaurants. Looks like I’m stuck at home good thing I love to cook! Thanks again

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  17. Can I make this in a crock pot?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this question as I have not tried it myself. I recommend using your own judgement to convert this recipe to utilize a slow cooker.

  18. Your recipe includes Pasta! Pasta is not part of traditional Chicken Tortilla Soup – period. You may wish to name it Chicken Tortilla Soup with Pasta. Having said that, your spices were right on point, and your directions for making same, very good. Luv your blog!

    • Frank, I am aware that chicken tortilla soup does not include pasta, but please understand that I have not once mentioned in this post nor in the description that this is an authentic chicken tortilla soup. It’s simply my twist on it, which is what this blog is – my favorite recipes with my own personal spin to it.

      • I think some of the best recipes that I have made or ate, actually had a personal twist on them from the origjnal. If everyone only made traditional, authentic recipes….just think how boring our meals would be…day after day. I made this tonight and it was awesome….definitely warmed this Wisconsin night!

  19. I see avocado in the picture. How much should you put in the recipe?

  20. I will try this tonight,

  21. We live in Saudi Arabia and I was looking for a good recipe for tortilla soup and I found it! My husband had three bowl fulls with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. He said this was the best soup I’ve ever made, and I agree. Thank you so much I’ll be making this gem again!

  22. With pasta? That’s a first…looks pretty and tasty, but that’s a contradiction! That would be like putting tortilla chips in lasagna 🙂

  23. How many servings does this make?

  24. This looks amazing do you think it could be made in a crock pot as well? Thanks

    • I’m sure it can be made in the slow cooker but as I have not done it myself, I don’t really have any specific recommendations.

    • I just made it in the slow cooker tonight ( the recipe came with the slow cooker).  I put the chicken in the crock pot and in a separate bowl I combined the green chilies, garlic, onion, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, cumin, (I added chopped jalapeño & cayenne pepper), taco seasoning (was out of chili powder), blended it and poured it over the chicken & cooked it on high for 3 hours. Once chicken was tender I shredded the chicken and added cilantro. In a bowl I topped it with Monterey Jack cheese, corn tortilla strips, diced avocado & a squeeze of lime.  

  25. I made this last night and it was a BIG hit. It will become part of the meal rotation here. Can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch. MMMMM

  26. Thanks. We had this tonight and it was good. Adding it to the recipe book to make it again. Added 1 c. shells instead of macaroni, and a little less chili powder since I was feeding it to toddlers. We all liked it and have plenty of leftovers! Yum. This is my first recipe from your website, I will now try others.

  27. This soup is fantastic, it’s so vivid 🙂 I bet it tastes divine!!

  28. what gorgeous colors! this is going into my fall soup rotation ASAP

  29. This is one of my favorite soups, and I love that you dressed it up with all the add-ons. The avocado and tortilla strips are where it’s at!

  30. Oh my….that soup would hit the spot now on this gloomy Monday! Gorgeous pics, and yummy recipe!

  31. Well, I know what I am making for dinner tonight! Love this soup, friend!!!

  32. Chicken Tortilla soup is one of my absolute favorites. I totally order it at every Mexican restaurant we go to so I know which is the best place with the best one. I have never added pasta to it before, just massive piles of chips. ha ha

  33. This is one drool worthy bowl of soup! Your photos are GORGEOUS – soup sounds so delish! My daughter would love your use of pasta in this tortilla soup!

  34. It’s actually cold here today so this is making me swoon. I need a big bowl right now!

  35. I’ve never had this soup with pasta – it looks hearty and delicious!

  36. I love chicken tortilla soup, and I love that you added the macaroni to it!

  37. Not only does this sound amazing, it looks just perfect!!! Want!!!

  38. This is one of of my favourites – I love how you can dress it up however you want with all those awesome toppings.

  39. Everything about this soup is comforting! Spices, pasta, chicken, tortilla.. I need this.

  40. This is my favorite soup ever, I adore all the colors and toppers!

  41. I love fall for all those very reasons too. With the cool weather here I have been all about finding warm soups for dinner. This looks awesome!

  42. This soup looks perfect! I so need to try it!

  43. Chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites. I used to work at a restaurant that would serve it every Tuesday. It was clearly my favorite day to be on the schedule. 🙂 I have to make it at home!

  44. This soup looks amazing! Love chicken tortilla soup. And your photos are gorgeous (as per usual!).

  45. I see noodles in the pictures, but not in the recipe. When do those come in to play?

  46. This looks great! How much macaroni did you use, and when do you add it? Was it precooked? Or does it cook in the chicken broth?

  47. Looks AMAZING, my mouth is watering right this second. P.S- Gorgeous pics!!

  48. I LOVE chicken tortilla soup! Yours looks so colorful and delicious!

  49. One of my favorite soups!! Looks SO GOOD! Loving that tomato broth. I also need to check out that dutch oven.

    • Your soup looks so delicious, and the recipe very easy to follow. So awesome that Pampered Chef sent you the RockCrok to try it out. I bet you love it!! I have the Dutch Oven RockCrok (and also the RockCrok Everyday Pan) and I LOVE them both! I can’t wait to try your soup in it. Did you know that you can use the RockCrok in the oven, broiler, microwave and even on the grill as well? And it’s dishwasher safe, too, so clean-up is super easy.

      Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. I’m looking forward to bringing it to the table for my family to enjoy! =)