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Trisha Yearwood Chicken Tortilla Soup

Trisha Yearwood chicken tortilla soup is a Food Network sensation you can easily make at home!

Loaded with chicken, beans, corn, chips, and fresh toppings, it’s an explosion of Mexican flavors. Put on a pot and it’ll be ready in less than 45 minutes.

Chicken Tortilla Soup With Beans
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Not only will it warm your body, but it will comfort your heart and soul. And since this recipe comes straight from Trisha Yearwood, you know it’s great.

So grab a spoon and ladle yourself a bowl of this chicken tortilla soup!

Tips & Tricks

What’s great about this incredible soup recipe is that it’s foolproof. It’s so easy to make that you can’t mess it up.

Still, I have some tips and tricks to make it even better!

  • Reduce the salt. Are you watching your salt intake? Use low sodium canned corn, beans, chicken broth, and Fajita seasoning. 
  • Load up on toppings. Make the soup even more colorful and flavorful with extra toppings! My favorites include olives, jalapenos, cilantro, tomatoes, avocados, and pico de gallo.
  • Use store-bought chicken. Instead of cooking chicken from scratch, simplify the process with a rotisserie chicken. This saves you a lot of time and effort. Plus, it can add a little more flavor to the soup.
  • Bake the chicken. If you do cook the chicken yourself, bake instead of boiling for more flavor. Just drizzle the chicken breasts with olive oil and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Shred the chicken and it’s done.
  • Boost your chicken stock. Chicken bones will make your store-bought stock even more flavorful! Just add the bones and simmer for 1-2 hours. 
  • Add chipotle. Give your soup a smoky, fiery kick by adding chipotle! Add a tablespoon at a time. Then do a taste test before adding more.  
  • Thicken the soup. Want thicker soup? Add sliced tortillas! Just stir them in while cooking to absorb liquid. In turn, it will make the soup much thicker.
  • DIY tortilla chips. Want to make your own tortilla chips? Easy! Slice corn tortillas into 2-inch long, ¼ inch thick strips. Then fry in oil at 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 minute until crispy.
Homemade Chicken Taco Soup

What to Serve with Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is a Mexican dish. So it only makes sense to serve it with some tasty Mexican-inspired sides

Here are some of my favorites you’ve got to try:

  • Green Salad – A simple salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and queso fresco cheese won’t disappoint. It’s a refreshing side that nicely contrasts the richness of the soup.
  • Chips and Dip – How about a bowlful of chips, fresh guacamole, and salsa? No other sides scream delicious fiesta more than these three! 
  • Rolls – Soup and bread are a classic combo! So round out your dinner with some buttery bread rolls. Filling and delicious, this side dish is perfect when you’re serving large crowds!

How to Store

You can preserve leftover chicken tortilla soup in the fridge or freezer.

Just store the extra toppings separately so they don’t get soggy. Then, add them after reheating your soup.

To Store: Let the leftovers cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy within 7 days.

To Freeze: Place cooled leftovers in a freezer-friendly airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 to 4 months.

How to Make Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

When it comes to chicken tortilla soup, Trisha Yearwood has one of the best recipes. It’s super easy, and it only takes 40 minutes to make! Here’s how:

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Trisha Yearwood Chicken Tortilla Soup



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  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 (14-oz) cans chicken broth

  • 4 cups half-and-half

  • One 10.75-oz can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 cup salsa (mild or spicy)

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled, drained, and shredded)

  • 8 oz. Monterey Jack (grated)

  • 8 oz. sharp Cheddar (grated)

  • One 15-oz. can black beans (drained)

  • One 15-oz. can kidney beans (drained)

  • One 15-oz. can whole kernel corn (drained)

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • One 1.27-oz. packet fajita seasoning

  • One 16-oz. bag tortilla chips

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and onion and cook for five minutes (or until softened).
  • Add the flour and stir until well combined. Cooking for one additional minute.
  • Stir in the broth and half-and-half.
  • Add the salsa, cream of chicken soup, chicken, corn, beans, cumin, and fajita seasoning.
  • Simmer for 15 more minutes over low heat.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips.
  • Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1067kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 75g
  • Protein: 62g
  • Fat: 58g
  • Saturated Fat: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 221mg
  • Sodium: 1842mg
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 11g
Trisha Yearwood Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Kim - InsanelyGood
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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