In my trials to find a great chicken tortilla soup recipe, I came up with this. It's fast, versatile, and so tasty! I like to serve this with a little sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese and a side of jalapeno cornbread. Yum!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot; stir the bouillon cubes into the water until dissolved. Add the onion, banana pepper, hominy, black beans, garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes with chiles, diced tomatoes, chicken soup, chicken, garlic powder, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir. Reduce heat to medium and cook the soup until the onions are soft and opaque, about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

533 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 3037 mg sodium. 46.4 g carbohydrates; 40.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (45)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
This soup is GREAT but it definitely makes way more than 5 servings!!!! I fed a family of five and still had enough to fill a big bowl for the refrigerator! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/13/2016
Terrible! Read More
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
This soup is GREAT but it definitely makes way more than 5 servings!!!! I fed a family of five and still had enough to fill a big bowl for the refrigerator! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
This soup is GREAT but it definitely makes way more than 5 servings!!!! I fed a family of five and still had enough to fill a big bowl for the refrigerator! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2009
This was easy and was wonderful! I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2011
Easy Tasty Chicken Tortilla Soup: "What's missing in here? It is called 'Tortilla Soup' but no tortillas?" Had to chuckle at preparing this recipe that there were no tortillas (corn flour chip or otherwise) in the ingredient list so lazy me just tossed some chips on at the end. I've just noticed too that I completely missed the cream of chicken soup for which I feel bad for even reviewing this b/c I think w/ or w/o it the soup's flavor and texture would change quite a bit. (IMHO I'm glad I forgot it.) Random rant - I dislike recipes w/o nice even serving sizes that I can calculate down by half. What's w/ the 5? So I eyeballed the ingredient list and scaled it to the best of my poor mathematically-challenged brain. Sauted the onion w/ bell pepper (no banana) and garlic cloves (yuck garlic powder) and tossed everything in the crock pot b4 leaving for work. Left on low for about 8 hrs. and it was good but just too mild for our taste. After adding extra hot sauce cheese cilantro (fresh) and of course TORTILLA chips it was a good soup that I'll make again; the best parts were the chick peas and the fact that my 3-year old demolished her whole bowl. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
This was very easy. I read the review that said it was more than five servings so I pretty much cut the recipe in half for me my husband and son. There was still enough for me to bring a bowl for lunch! I made a few changes to use what I had on hand. I did 1.5c water chicken bullion 1 can cream of chicken 1 can of chicken 1 can of black beans frozen corn sauted onions 1 can of Rotel tomatoes Adobo seasoning Cumin Garlic and Pepper to taste. Topped with sour cream cheese avacado and grilled tortillas. I would have liked it a little more spice but I didn't want it to be too hot for my son so just added a little heat to the individual bowls. Great Recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
Simple quick and easy with plenty of flavor. A definite family favorite from the first serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2016
I made it according to the recipe but with the following changes because of items on hand. I added ground turkey breast instead of the canned chicken. Much lower in sodium. I didn't have canned tomatoes w/chilies so I used plain chunked tomatoes and added some chipotle chili pepper and red chili pepper to taste. I also used corn instead of hominy and added Basmati rice. My family likes a very hearty soup so this helped give it more substance. Flavor is excellent! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
The combination of ingredients gives this soup an extra something that the other recipes don't have. I didn't have black beans when I made this so I subbed with kidney beans. I also subbed canned corn for the hominy and did not add the banana pepper. I think it would be even better as written. The only change I will keep in the future is subbing all natural chicken broth for the water and bullion cubes. Cuts down on the salt and tastes even better. Overall a great recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2013
This is an easy recipe to follow and it makes a tasty soup. I substituted red beans for the garbanzo beans and I left out the cream of chicken soup and instead of the 4 cups of water I used chicken broth. It turned our delish! I thought it to be a tad bit spicy with the chili powder cumin and hot sauce so I just used salt and pepper with the cumin. Great soup! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2014
Very tasty and simple to make! I love this recipe! It makes a ton of soup. I took it to a cookout and my friends were impressed that I made it. I add real garlic and half a fresh chopped jalepeno for a bolder flavor. It takes about 25 minutes to put together and I let it simmer for 2 hours. I highly recommend it for a go-to soup recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/13/2016
Terrible! Read More