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Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

With this copycat Chick-fil-A chicken tortilla soup recipe, you can enjoy a bowl of the restaurant’s famous soup right at home.

And, if you ask me, it tastes even better than the original!

Chicken Tortilla Taco Soup with Beans
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Chick Fil A Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is hearty, lightly spiced, and loaded with texture. And Chick-fil-A makes one of the best around.

What makes this soup so delicious?

The combination of succulent chicken, comforting vegetables, and savory spices is dreamy.

And you can easily adjust the spice levels to your preference.

However you make it, this chicken tortilla soup is a recipe the entire family will enjoy.


All quality recipes start with good ingredients. This soup is chock full of nutritious veggies, nourishing beans, and chicken.

Stock up on these ingredients during your next trip to the grocery store.

  • Olive Oil. This is for sauteing the onion before adding in the rest of the ingredients. The oil coats the chopped pieces and helps them cook evenly.
  • Onions and Green Chilies. For flavor and a bit of a kick.
  • Taco Seasoning. Depending on who you’re serving, you can use either a hot or mild packet of taco seasoning to make this soup.
  • Chicken Broth. It wouldn’t be soup without broth, and this recipe is made easier by incorporating pre-made chicken stock into the pot.
  • Black and Navy Beans. These beans give this dish some Tex-Mex flair! Plus, they bulk it up and offer plenty of protein.
  • Corn. Corn kernels add a little hint of sweetness to this otherwise completely savory dish. They’re a fun surprise when mixed in with the starchy beans.
  • Chicken. It wouldn’t be a Chick-fil-A recipe without chicken involved! Juicy, shredded chicken is the perfect star for this soup.
  • Cream. I’m a sucker for any recipe that calls for cream. It just elevates this soup from ordinary to extraordinary.
Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

How to Make Homemade Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s so quick and easy. And the real magic happens when you add those tasty toppings!

You’ll find detailed instructions on how to make this recipe at the bottom of the post. For now, here’s a quick run-down of the steps.

1. Saute the onion. In a large stock pot, saute onions in olive oil until they turn translucent. 

2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Then, add green chiles, taco seasoning, chicken broth, black beans, navy beans, corn, and chicken. Bring it all up to a rolling boil. 

3. Reduce the heat. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup for 10-15 minutes. Next, stir in heavy cream and heat for about 5 more minutes. 

4. Garnish. Ladle into a bowl, and garnish with your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, or tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Bowl of Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup with cheese on top.

Tips for the Best Soup

Want to take your soup game to the next level? Check out some of these handy tips below!

  • Create a thick and hearty soup. Puree half of the beans. It’ll make it ultra-creamy while keeping the calories the same. 
  • Utilize those leftovers. Leftover chicken is perfect in this soup. Or just grab a rotisserie.
  • Cut down the calories. Try Greek yogurt instead of cream. It’ll add a tangy bite and a boost of protein. 
  • Make it in the crock pot. Want to come home from work to the smells of zesty chicken tortilla soup? Simply saute the onion, and then dump all of the ingredients into the crock pot and simmer on low for 6-8 hours. 
  • Don’t skimp on the veggies! This soup is a great fridge cleaner. If you have any veggies that are on the cusp of going bad, throw them in the soup! The more veggies, the merrier. 
Top view bowl of Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Toppings for Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

Check out some amazing soup toppings that will get your whole family excited for nutritious soup. 

  • Avocado slices
  • Black olives
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla strips
  • Sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • Hot sauce
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Radishes
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges

What to Serve with Tortilla Soup

Chick-fil-A chicken tortilla soup is great on its own. It’s filling, hearty, and explodes with flavor. But a perfect pairing of sides is always welcome. 

Here are a few tasty ideas that work with this zesty wintertime soup. 

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How to Store

With such a rich and hearty soup, there are always leftovers. Knowing how to store leftover chicken tortilla soup is key to enjoying this recipe all week. Here are a few ways you can store those tasty leftovers. 

To store. Allow the soup to come to room temperature, and place it in an air-tight container. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

To freeze. If you want to reserve some for the freezer, follow the steps in the recipe, but omit the heavy cream. Heavy cream doesn’t freeze very well. Frozen soup will stay fresh for up to 3 months. 

To reheat. Thaw frozen soup in the fridge overnight. Then, place it in a stock pot, and gently reheat. As it warms, gently stir in heavy cream and continue to heat for about 5 minutes. 

More Soup Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Paula Deen’s Taco Soup
Trisha Yearwood Chicken Tortilla Soup
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Chipotle Black Bean Soup
Easy Crockpot Taco Soup

Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course: SoupsCuisine: Mexican, American


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With this Chick-fil-A chicken tortilla soup copycat recipe, you can enjoy a bowl of the restaurant’s famous soup right at home. It’s hot, delicious, and just as good as the original!


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies

  • 1 taco seasoning packet

  • 4 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained

  • 3 cups shredded chicken, cooked

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • In a large pot, saute the onions in olive oil and cook until translucent.
  • Next, add in the green chilies, taco seasoning packet, chicken broth, black beans, navy beans, corn, and the chicken. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and allow the soup to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add in the heavy cream, heat for five more minutes, and serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and all your favorite toppings.


  • Rinse and drain the canned beans to reduce sodium content.
  • Add a can of diced tomatoes for a hint of acidity and a richer, more complex soup base.


  • Calories: 395kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Sodium: 1206mg
  • Potassium: 659mg
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Calcium: 84mg
  • Iron: 3mg
Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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