Tortilla Soup (An easy weeknight dinner!)

As much as I love to cook, I sometimes dread cooking during the week! I usually try to do easy recipes or frozen meals from Trader Joes if I know that I can’t commit much of my time to preparing a meal. My mother recently gave me Magnolia Table cookbook and I am in love with it! It’s been getting my family out of our normal meal rotation since I have been all about trying new recipes! The first recipe that I tried was the tortilla soup and let me tell you that it was delicious! It is now a favorite for my husband and I! (The girls had mac and cheese that night.)  The recipe that I am going to share with you is from Magnolia Table cookbook with a few slight modifications that I made. You won’t regret making this soup!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


  • Three 32 ounce cans of chicken broth
  • One vine ripened tomato (cut into 1/2 inch dice)
  • One 15.25 ounce can corn kernels (drained)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • One jalapeño (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of shredded chicken (I bought rotisserie chicken.)
  • One 5.4 ounce pack of Spanish rice
  • One teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (I used more than this since I prefer more cilantro!)
  • One avocado- pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 2 cups shredded mozarella cheese


  1. In a large soup pot, combine the broth, tomato, corn, onion, jalapeño, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and add the shredded chicken. Simmer until heated through.
  2. Stir the rice into the soup. Add the cumin in (if using) and simmer for 15 minutes to cook the rice and let the flavors meld.
  3. Place the cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips, and mozzarella on separate serving dishes. Ladle the soup into bowls and use garnishes if desired.
  4. Soup can be stored in a container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  5. Enjoy!




16 thoughts on “Tortilla Soup (An easy weeknight dinner!)

  1. A friend of mine makes Chicken Tortilla Soup often and I’ve been wanting to make it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

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