One of my favorite Mexican style soups. This is a super simple bowl of comfort food! Creamy chicken tortilla soup is cheesy, spicy and smooth to warm you on a cold day! |
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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Grab a bowl of comfort food! Creamy chicken tortilla soup is cheesy, spicy and smooth to warm you on a cold day! One of my favorite Mexican style soups.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken tortilla soup, creamy, Mexican flavors, spicy and cheesy, TexMex
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 342 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 1 jalapeno cored and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 6-8 sprigs of cilantro tied with twine
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar shredded
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro chopped


  1. In a dutch oven melt butter. Saute onions, garlic and jalapeno. Add the chicken breast, and tomatoes. Toss in the tied cilantro sprigs, cumin and chili powder. Turn down heat, cover, and cook until chicken is done.
  2. Remove chicken from the dutch oven and discard the tied cilantro.
  3. Shred chicken using two forks.
  4. Add stock and milk into the dutch oven, and stir thoroughly.
  5. Place cheese in a bowl and coat with the cornstarch.
  6. Begin adding the cheese to the chicken stock mixture 1/4 cup at a time. Make sure to stir well so all the cheese melts evenly.
  7. Once all the cheese has been blended into the soup toss in the shredded chicken. Add the cilantro and serve. Top with tortilla strips.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 488mg 20%
Potassium 552mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 32.5%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.