Chicken Tortilla Soup

You only need 5 minutes to put together this Mexican-inspired meal: a tasty tortilla soup with a bit of a kick!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Jalapeño Rice Cups
  • 1/2 cup frozen fajita-style vegetables (bell pepper and onions)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup tortilla chips, crushed


  • In just 5 minutes, you can make this delicious, Mexican-style Chicken Tortilla Soup with Minute® Jalapeño Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, microwave vegetables on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Add rice, broth, and chicken. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 4

  • Top soup with tortilla chips.

    Recipe Tip

    For more flavor and texture, try garnishing this soup with avocado and salsa.

What are Fajita-Style Vegetables?

This Chicken Tortilla Soup calls for “fajita-style vegetables.” As you may have guessed, these are vegetables that you would typically find in a fajita. These normally include bell peppers, and onions, and sometimes jalapeño peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Mixing and matching these ingredients is a great way of experimenting with the flavor of your Chicken Tortilla Soup. For another recipe that uses fajita-style vegetables, try this Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup

What is the Easiest Way to Shred Chicken?

Shredded chicken is a great ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes like enchiladas, salads and soups. 

Before shredding your chicken, you’ll need to cook it. In general, it’s easier to shred boneless chicken breast or thigh.

Once your chicken is cooked you can begin shredding! Perhaps the simplest method is to just use your hands to tear the chicken into shreds. Alternatively, you can also use two forks to shred your chicken if you don’t want to get your hands dirty! 

Once you’ve shredded your chicken, try using it in this Chicken and Manchego Cheese Rice Bowl or this Cacio E Pepe Rice With Chicken.

Chicken Broth

Using chicken broth is a great way of adding some additional flavor to your dishes. Try it in this Creamed Corn and Jalapeño Chicken Rice recipe, this Mexican Fried Rice recipe, or this Chicken Piccata With Rice. You can also add flavor to your rice by infusing it with chicken broth, for example in this Spanish Chicken and Rice recipe.

Crushed Tortilla Chips

Never let your broken tortilla chips go to waste again! Broken tortilla chips are often used to give dishes crunch, like in this Tex-Mex Bake. They also go great when added to this Mexican Corn and Beef Rice Bowl

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