Easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yield 4-6 servings



  1. Boil chicken breasts in large stock pot. If you already have chicken pre-cooked and shredded, you’re ahead of the game!
  2. Reserve boiled water, shred chicken and place back in stock pot with water.
  3. Pour salsa and beans into pot. (No extra seasonings needed...the salsa provides all the flavor!)
  4. Add enough water and/or chicken stock until soup reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Bring to a boil then turn burner to low until you’re ready to serve.


  • Top with shredded cheese and sour cream or plain yogurt. Serve with tortilla chips.
  • You can add a lot of liquid for a true soup or just a little for a more stew-like consistency. I enjoy it both ways. Of course, the more liquid you add, the more servings this will yield! I have also tried this with garbanzo beans, and it was scrumptious!

Recipe by The Humbled Homemaker at