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Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl with sour cream on top and tortilla chips on side. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!

5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Chicken Tortilla Soup is quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE!  Done in 30 minutes, this soup will become your new favorite :)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, tortilla soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 385 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Base (Better than Bouillon)
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 3 cups Kale, finely sliced
  • 1 cup Tortilla Chips, crushed
  • 4 Scallions

Instructions

  1. Clean the Kale, remove the stems and thin-slice it making sure there are no large pieces that are difficult to scoop with a spoon in the soup.  Dice the scallions.  Crush the tortilla chips.

  2. Bring a medium pot of water, about 5 cups of water, with the scallions (save some of the greens for garnish if you desire) 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp fresh ground pepper, up to a boil.  Add the chicken breasts and boil for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

    Chicken boiling in pot for Chicken Tortilla Soup. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!
  3. Remove chicken to a bowl and put in fridge to cool down.  While the chicken is cooling, whisk into the chicken liquid (now broth) 1/2 of a packet or 1 heaping teaspoon of your favorite taco seasoning.  Taste for seasoning and add more taco seasoning as needed (depends on how much cooking liquid you have in the pot and how spicy you want it).

    Cooked Chicken in bowl for Chicken Tortilla Soup. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!
  4. Once cooled, shred the chicken with fingers into small, bite size pieces.

    Shredded Chicken in bowl for Chicken Tortilla Soup. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!
  5. Add the chicken and Kale to the soup liquid and bring back to a light boil for 5 minutes.  Add 1/2 cup of the crushed tortilla chips and stir.  Cook for another 5 minutes.

  6. Serve, garnish and enjoy!

    Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl with sour cream on top. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!