Tortilla Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

Delicious Comfort in a Bowl: Savory Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

There’s something undeniably satisfying about a steaming bowl of soup, especially when it’s packed with flavor and made with love. If you’re searching for the ultimate comfort food that’s both hearty and zesty, look no further than our mouthwatering Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup. This recipe takes the classic chicken soup to new heights by combining the rich essence of rotisserie chicken with a medley of aromatic spices and vibrant toppings. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this recipe is guaranteed to warm your soul.

Ingredients you will need:

– 4 cups rotisserie chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 40 oz. chicken broth
– 1 medium onion, diced
– 5 cloves garlic, shredded
– 2 tablespoons canola oil
– 2 jalapenos
– 1 teaspoon garlic-flavored bullion
– 1 teaspoon chicken-flavored bullion
– 1 can Rotel
– 1 can diced tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon ground chipotle
– 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 bag frozen corn
– Pinch of salt
– Pinch of pepper

Toppings to elevate this soup

– 1 avocado, cut into chunks
– Fresh cilantro
– 1 lime, quartered
– 1 cup tortilla strips, fried fresh or purchased

a sliced avocado
Cilantro & Lime

Crafting Comfort Step by Step:

1. Begin by placing your rotisserie chicken pieces in a small pot and covering it with enough chicken broth to submerge the chicken. Warm this delightful duo over low heat, allowing the flavors to meld and the chicken to soak up the broth’s goodness.

2. In a separate pot, set the stage by gently sweating the diced onion, shredded garlic, and finely chopped jalapenos in canola oil. Let these aromatic ingredients dance for 2-3 minutes, filling your kitchen with an irresistible aroma that signals the comfort to come.

3. Introduce the bullion – both garlic-flavored and chicken-flavored – to the mix. Watch as they gracefully dissolve into the pot, infusing the base with depth and complexity. Now, it’s time for the spices to take the stage. Sprinkle in the ancho chili powder, ground cumin, and ground chipotle, stirring for a minute until the flavors intermingle and intensify.

4. Pour in the cans of Rotel and diced tomatoes, allowing them to simmer for a few minutes. The pot will soon be brimming with a symphony of textures and tastes.

5. Next comes the frozen corn and the rinsed black beans. Let them simmer harmoniously for about 3 minutes before adding in the pre-warmed rotisserie chicken along with all of its flavorful broth.

6. Allow this savory masterpiece to simmer for an additional 5 minutes, letting the ingredients meld and harmonize to perfection. Taste & season with a pinch of salt and pepper, adjusting to your personal taste.

7. The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived – serving time. Ladle the soul-soothing soup into bowls, each brimming with comfort and flavor. Top each serving with generous chunks of creamy avocado, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, a squeeze of zesty lime, and a handful of crispy tortilla strips that add the perfect crunch.

Prepare to be captivated by the symphony of flavors in every spoonful – the tender rotisserie chicken, the zing of spices, the warmth of the broth, and the freshness of the toppings. Our Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup is more than a meal; it’s a culinary journey that transports you to a realm of comfort and satisfaction. Whether enjoyed alone or with loved ones, this soup is a testament to the joys of homemade comfort food. So, roll up your sleeves and embark on a flavor-packed adventure that promises to keep you coming back for more.


bowl of rotisserie chicken tortilla soup with avocado and lime

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

This simple soup can be on the table in no time. Use leftover rotisserie chicken, or smoked chicken. With just a few more ingredients, this will bring smiles to the faces of your family.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: tex-mex
Keyword: Chicken Soup, Rotisserie Chicken, soup, Tortilla Soup
Servings: 6 bowls of soup
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina


  • Soup pot
  • pot
  • Cutting board


  • 4 cups rotisserie chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 40 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic shredded
  • 2 tbls canola oil
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 teaspoon buillon garlic flavored
  • 1 teaspoon bullion chicken flavored
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbls ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag frozen corn
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Ingredients for topping the smoked chicken tortilla:

  • 1 avocado cut into chunks
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime quartered
  • 1 cup Tortilla strips fried fresh or purchased


  • Place chicken in a small pot and pour in enough broth to just cover the chicken. Warm over low heat.
    4 cups rotisserie chicken, 40 oz. chicken broth
  • In a separate pot, sweat the onion, garlic and jalapeno in the canola oil for 2-3 minutes. Add in bullion and stir until dissolved. Add in ancho, cumin and chipotle, and stir for 1 minute.
    1 medium onion diced, 5 cloves garlic shredded, 2 tbls canola oil, 2 jalapenos
  • Add in bullion and stir until dissolved. Add in ancho, cumin and chipotle, and stir for 1 minute.
    1 teaspoon buillon, 1 teaspoon bullion, 1 tbls ancho chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground chipotle
  • Pour in both cans of tomatoes and remaining broth. Heat to a simmer.
    1 can rotel, 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Add in corn and black beans. Simmer for 3 minutes and add in warm chicken and all of the broth.
    1 bag frozen corn, 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • Simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    pinch salt, pinch pepper
  • Serve in bowls, with avocado and tortilla strips, and a fresh squeeze of lime.
    1 avocado cut into chunks, fresh cilantro, 1 lime, 1 cup Tortilla strips fried fresh


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1535mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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