This 30 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup is delicious and easy to make. Tender chicken, black beans, and hearty Tex-Mex vegetables together in the perfect comfort food for busy chilly evenings.

Pot of chicken tortilla soup topped with cheese, avocado, tortilla strips, lime, and cilantro

Comfort food isn’t comfort food if you have to slave over a stove all day to make it. This soup is the best because it is so easy to make and comes together so quickly. It also happens to be ridiculously delicious. We love having soup for dinner, so busy nights or chilly evenings are the perfect excuse for us to make this family favorite. It’s a great party food, or a handy and healthy family meal. Whatever your reason for wanting a great soup, you will love the warm flavors and hardiness of this comforting Tex-Mex treat! 

Can Chicken Tortilla Soup be made in a slow cooker?

Yes. You can add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker except for the lime and cilantro. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Shred the chicken and add lime juice and cilantro just before serving.

Make Ahead Instructions:

You will want to make the soup and not add the lime and cilantro if making ahead of time to freeze. Allow the soup to cool completely and then store in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to three months. When ready to prepare this soup, thaw in the fridge overnight and heat either in a slow cooker or on the stove. Add the lime and cilantro just before serving.

How to make your own tortilla strips:

Heat about a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add a corn or flour tortilla and fry for about 30 seconds and then flip it over, using tongs, and fry the other side until it is nice and crispy. Then, remove from the skillet and place on a cutting board. While it is still warm, you will cut it into strips using a regular knife or pizza cutter.

Bowl of chicken tortilla soup topped with cheese, avocado, tortilla strips, lime, and cilantro

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until warmed through. 

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