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A big bowl of chicken tortilla soup with black beans, shredded cheese, jalapenos, limes, tortilla chips, sour cream, and cilantros.

Southwestern Rotisserie Chicken Soup

sara a.
An easy, hearty recipe for southwestern chicken soup with rotisserie chicken! This is made on the stove top and comes together in about 30 minutes.
4.74 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 369 kcal


For Soup ::

  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Bell Pepper or red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped White Onion or yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp. grated Carrot
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped Jalapeño
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Mexican Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 15 oz. canned Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
  • 4 cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 tbsp. Salsa Verde*
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed Lime Juice

For Garnishes :: (All Optional!)

  • crushed Tortilla Chips
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Avocado
  • Shredded Cheese Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Cheddar, or a Mexican Blend
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, carrot, jalapeño, and a pinch of salt. Stir the vegetables to coat in the butter, and let cook for 8-9 minutes until very soft and slightly browned.
  • Stir in minced garlic, ancho chili powder, cumin, Mexican oregano, and black pepper. Cook one minute.
  • Stir in black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, chicken broth, shredded chicken, and salsa verde. Stir to combine, and simmer over medium for 15-20 minutes. Taste as it cooks, and season with more salt, pepper, or other seasonings if you like!
  • Squeeze in the fresh lime juice, and stir to combine. Spoon the soup into bowls, and garnish with crushed tortilla chips and your other favorite toppings, such as sour cream, avocado, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, or cilantro!


*Salsa verde or your favorite salsa will work!


Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 369kcal
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