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5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Calories: 265
5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with cilantro and sour cream

This streamlined, five-ingredient tortilla soup is built mostly from pantry ingredients and quick, easy and satisfying.

Staying Home Is Weird. But This Soup is Delicious.

Can you be bored and overwhelmed at the same time? Turns out, YES. Yes you can. That’s why we’re reaching for recipes that require almost-no prep work (or brain power) and offer quick comfort, like this five-ingredient chicken tortilla soup! Built mostly from pantry ingredients, it’s easy, ultra-fast and satisfying. Because honestly, you need some down time right now!

ingredients laid out for 5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup stock, rotisserie chicken, canned tomatoes enchilada sauce

15 Minutes + Five Ingredients. You Can Handle That!

If you can get your hands on a rotisserie chicken, this soup will be incredibly fast. However, you can also use any cooked chicken that’s available—you could even just use some poached chicken breasts. Whatever works! Here are the five ingredients you’ll need for this easy tortilla soup:

  • Chicken stock
  • Rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • Canned red enchilada sauce
  • Canned tomatoes. We used diced, fire-roasted.
  • Canned creamed or sweet corn
corn, chicken stock, shredded rotisserie chicken, canned tomatoes and enchilada sauce in a soup pot.
corn, chicken stock, shredded rotisserie chicken, canned tomatoes and enchilada sauce mixed together in a soup pot.

How To Make the Easiest Tortilla Soup EVER.

We’ve shared a lot of super easy soup recipes over the years, but this one is a contender for our easiest, fasted soup recipe ever. Grab a few cans from the pantry and get a stock pot simmering. You’ll be slurping a big bowl of tortilla soup in no time! Our super fast, five-ingredient chicken tortilla soup recipe is as easy as:

  1. Dump all of the ingredients—shredded chicken, corn, enchilada sauce, tomatoes and stock—into a big pot.
  2. Bring the soup to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes so the flavors meld, and the chicken gets infused with the wonderful Mexican spices in the enchilada sauce.
  3. Serve! Ladle into bowls and dig in.
5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with cilantro and sour cream

Garnish, Garnish, Garnish.

While you could totally enjoy a bowl of this bare-bones soup as-is, what really makes it great is a good garnish! The rule of this garnish game is there are no rules! Use what you’ve got and use what you love! We love to dress it up with:

  • A squeeze of lime juice
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla chips
  • cilantro
5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with cilantro and sour cream

Tools You’ll Need

More Easy Soup Recipes:

Super easy, freeze-able and no fussy ingredients, these four soup recipes are on our to-make list right now:

5 ingredient chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with cilantro and sour cream

How Are You?

How are you doing? We’re working hard to bring you recipes that work hard for you during these strange days. We hope that easy pantry-focused recipes like this can lighten your load a bit. If you make this tortilla soup, let us know! Snap a photo of your soup and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Calories: 265

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 (19 oz) can Red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) can Fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (14 oz) can Creamed or sweet corn

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a large soup pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with your favorite fixings: lime juice, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, chips etc.