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Serving a hot mug or a bowl of soup makes almost everyone happy. Whether someone feels chilled by the winter temperatures or needs a little TLC because they are sick, soup is a nutritious and versatile meal.
And while chicken noodles may be the most classic soup you scoop out, chicken tortilla soup is fast becoming one of the most popular in American cuisines. If you run a quick search for recipes, you will find countless variations and methods to put together an amazing bowl of tortilla soup with chicken.
Or you can just keep reading and find some of our favorites right here!
Instead of noodles or chopped potatoes, chicken tortilla soup uses tasty tortilla strips or chips to give it a little extra texture. If you’ve ever tried a cup at your favorite restaurant, you probably love the way a single serving captures all the best flavors of Mexican cuisine.
It may seem a little complex, but it’s pretty easy to make chicken tortilla soup at home, whether it’s in the Crock-Pot, on the stove or even in the Instant Pot, we have some recipes you’ll love.
Some of these recipes – especially the chicken tortilla soup Crock-Pot variations – take a while to sit and simmer to let all the flavors melt together. Others require only 30 minutes to prepare and are perfect when you have time to get dinner on the table. Whichever preparation style you prefer, we have some recipes that the whole family will be happy to slur up for lunch or dinner.
Easy chicken tortilla soup (crock-pot or stove)
We love recipes from The Passionate Penny Pincher! They are usually quick, easy and use ingredients that most people already have on hand in the kitchen – and this one is no different.
This recipe for easy chicken tortilla soup uses pre-cooked chicken to help you get rid of leftovers in a tasty way. In addition, the recipe allows you to prepare the soup in the Crock-Pot or on the stove. It’s your choice! Check out The Passionate Penny Pinchers Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe for full details (and be prepared to bookmark)!
Budget Chicken Tortilla Soup (Crock-Pot)
After a long day of work, running errands and taking care of the family, nothing beats coming home for a hot meal ready to serve and eat. That’s why we love slow cooker recipes so much. Just put all the ingredients in the pan, set it and let it cook all day until you are ready to enjoy.
The chefs at Eating on a Dime put together their own recipe for chicken tortilla soup Crock-Pot recipe that can feed a crowd on a budget, which sounds like the best of all worlds when it comes to meal planning!
One-pot chicken tortilla soup (stove)
One-pot meals are among our favorite recipes because no one likes to soil all the dishes in the cupboard just to make one meal.
This recipe for chicken tortilla soup from Natasha’s Kitchen streamlines the preparation of this tempting dish in a single pot on the stove. The secret ingredient in this recipe is chicken bone broth, which the author says makes all the difference in the final taste.
Delish’s Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot)
When the experts at Delish call a recipe one of their best, we pay attention. The instant Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe makes use of one of the most popular kitchen appliances in recent years.
The combination of the spices and the magic of the pressure cooker makes this dish taste as if it has been simmering all day, but it only takes 50 minutes to prepare and cook. So this would be a great meal at the last minute, even without using pre-cooked chicken.
20-minute chicken tortilla soup (instant pot)
This is perhaps the fastest recipe for chicken tortilla soup we’ve ever seen! It takes less than 20 minutes to make, mainly thanks to using a grilled chicken that you can pick up at the grocery store on the way home, this Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe from The Frugal Girls quickly makes a delicious dinner. We also love how this soup uses ranch spices to get the flavor going.
Food Networks Chicken Tortilla Soup (Stove)
Danny Boome shared his recipe for a tortilla soup with tortilla with stove on Food Network’s website – and it does not skimp on the salty taste, but is still cooked in less than 45 minutes. He suggests low-sodium chicken broth, fire-fried diced tomatoes, fresh lime and cilantro to get the most out of this dish in a slightly healthier way.
Gluten Free Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Stove)
A 30-minute meal that is also a dish with one pot? Sign us up. Cooking Classy’s creamy, gluten-free chicken tortilla soup is a great option for people with dietary restrictions. This southwestern recipe uses cornmeal masa harina, a Latino cuisine base, to give the soup an authentic flavor: just be sure to check the label for a gluten-free designation.
Chicken tortilla soup in restaurant style (stove)
We appreciate anyone who goes above and beyond to find the perfect recipe. On her blog, The Girl Who Eaten Everything stated that she was experimenting with three different recipes for chicken tortilla soup before declaring a favorite. And despite her family getting tired of eating it, everyone agreed that this chicken tortilla soup recipe was the ultimate winner. Apparently, this stove recipe competes with a popular restaurant version, which is a resounding endorsement.
With all these varieties of chicken tortilla soup, you and your family may want to have your own taste test to find out which one is your favorite. Good dining!