Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Jalapeño Rice
  • ½ cup frozen fajita style vegetables (bell pepper and onions)
  • ½ cup cooked shredded chicken
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup tortilla, crushed


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

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small microwave safe bowl, heat vegetables for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Add chicken, broth and rice.  Microwave 1 minute.

    Step 4

  • Top with tortilla chips.


    Garnish 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
  • Onion
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro

Mixing and matching these ingredients is a great way of experimenting with the flavor of your Chicken Tortilla Soup. For another recipe which uses fajita style vegetables, learn how to make 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 until you have the desired amount. 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 mixing it with this Chicken and Manchego Cheese Rice Bowl or this Calcio E Pepe Rice With Chicken.

Chicken Broth

Using chicken broth is a great way of adding in some additional flavor to your dishes, for example in this Creamed Corn and Jalapeno Rice 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 a crunch like in this Tex-Mex Bake. They also go great when added to this Mexican Corn and Beef Rice Bowl. Alternatively, if you want to keep your tortilla wraps intact, try this Chicken and Rice Burrito recipe.

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