Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup in a small blue bowl with a silver spoon.

Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
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  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 15 Ounce Jar Tostitos Salsa Con Queso
  • 1 Can Cream of Potato Soup
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 3/4 Cups Chicken Broth or 1 14.5 ounce can *see note
  • 1/2 Can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles * see note
  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn *see note
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning *see note
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro fresh *see note, plus more for garnish
  • Tostitos Scoops Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the chicken and place in a baking dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and using two forks, shred the meat and set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the salsa con queso, cream of potato soup, sour cream and chicken broth.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in the chiles, corn, taco seasoning, cilantro and chicken.
  • Bring to a simmer and serve or keep on low for an hour or two.
  • Serve with Tostitos Scoops chips.
  • Store in a plastic container, sealed in the fridge for up to 1 week. Do not freeze.


One whole can of diced green chiles is normally used. We like a thick soup so sometimes we add a little less broth. We generally do a little less than one taco seasoning packet so it's not too spicy for everyone. I often throw in more corn because the kids love it My mom actually uses about 1 -2 Teaspoons of dried cilantro but I don't enjoy it with dry cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 1394mg61%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.