Tex-Mex Tortilla Soup

This delicious soup will warm you up on a cold day. It’s comforting and delicious, and it’s sure to be a hit!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 2 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 medium red tomatoes
  • 1 cans (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup lime juice
  • 4 corn tortillas cut in strips
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro


  • Remove the skin from the chicken and shred, discarding the bones.
  • Remove the skin from the onion and garlic. Chop the onion into 1⁄4-inch pieces. Mince the garlic. Remove the stem and core from the red bell pepper and chop into 1⁄4-inch pieces. Chop the tomatoes into 1-inch pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients except the lime juice, tortillas, and cilantro in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Stir in the lime juice right before serving.
  • Cut the stems from the cilantro. Stir the tortilla pieces and cilantro leaves into the soup before serving.