Dinner Tonight: Chicken Tortilla Soup (Chick-fil-A style!)

I tweeted out a few weeks ago that I absolutely love Chick-fil-A’s new Chicken Tortilla Soup!  Usually, when I take the kids to Chick-fil-A, I don’t eat anything…I usually just bring a Starbucks latte and then eat something when I get home.  However…Sheaffer told me how great this soup was, so I tried it and LOVED IT!  Well…after my tweet, a sweet gal named Kristy emailed me her recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup and said it tastes really similar to Chick-fil-A’s.  So…I made it…I loved it…and I now think Kristy is a genius :)!
Every Southern girl needs at least 6 versions of Chicken Tortilla Soup, right?  This version though, just might be your favorite.  And, I made it a slow cooker version…even better!  Thank you Kristy!
Shopping List
1 pound chicken breast (thawed or frozen, it doesn’t matter)
1 can black beans
1 can northern beans
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 package taco seasoning
1 can cream corn
1 cup frozen corn kernels
3/4 cup half and half
Chopped green onion, sour cream, shredded cheese to garnish
Tortilla chips to garnish
In your slow cooker, add in chicken breasts, black beans, northern beans, Rotel, stock and taco seasoning.  Cook on low 6 hours or on high 3 hours.
Remove lid and shred chicken right inside of slow cooker using two forks.  Stir in cream corn and frozen corn kernels and keep lid off cooking another 20 minutes on high (this will let some of the liquid evaporate and give you a thicker soup).  Right before you’re ready to serve, stir in your half and half.  Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with toppings.
That’s it!  So simple and the slow cooker does all of the work for you!  I think it’s the northern beans and cream corn that really make this soup original.  Thank you Kristy!
Chicken Tortilla Soup (Chick-Fil-A Style) Recipe, Dinner Tonight: Chicken Tortilla Soup (Chick-fil-A style!)
  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On March 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Yum! I've always been afraid to try making chicken tortilla soup but it's one of my favorites. And I admire your willpower, I can't resist stealing one of their fries from my kids every time we go. 🙂

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} March 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Ummmmmmm…….Why wasn't a bowl hand delivered to my house? And Alison…you only steal one of the fries? I order Carter the 6 piece every time in hopes that I will get one of the nuggets too! 🙂

  • Narci D March 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    This IS genius! Yum! Can't wait to try it! 🙂

  • Jen March 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I tried the chick-fil-a chicken tortilla soup the other day and it was very good. I also make one similar to this and I was impressed!

  • Anonymous March 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Hi Shay,
    Love your blog.

    Thought you might like this (ummm) recipe.
    It's what I call Avacodo Spread for toast.

    Snack for 4

    ..Two ripe to just soft avacados.
    ..One slice of white onion diced.
    ..Two Pepperoncini diced (italian peppers comes in a jar in vinegar}
    ..One teaspoon of the jars vinegar
    ..One heaping tablespoon of mayo
    or you can use Miracle Whip
    ..pinch Salt, Pepper to taste
    ..teaspoon of lemon juice
    ..four dashes Wostershire
    —thats the base
    ..Optional slice of lunch meat chunked.
    ..make the standard adjustments to your taste of course.

    When ready, add to your fave toast.
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    your fan for life

  • Aubs March 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    this looks and sounds amazing! will definitely be making it soon!! =)

  • Xlovehappyx March 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I didn't know Chick fil A had soup! This one seems so tasty and I love a good slow cooker recipe. And my I ♥ Makeup giveaway is still open for entries! 🙂

  • kristen dowd March 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I am obsessed with the tortilla soup at chick fil a too! Love your blog!

  • Missy McDaniel March 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    YUMMMM! That sounds delicious! Will have to go get the ingred that I don't have so that we can have that this weekend!!!! OR we could have it before we watch the big finale Monday night!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angela March 9, 2013 at 6:48 am

    We don't have Chic-fil-a's in Oregon… I've always wanted to try it though! The closest one is in Idaho.

  • Sara March 10, 2013 at 12:41 am

    The recipe sounds great! Just FYI, 8 nuggets at chick-fil-a have the same amount of calories as a medium soup (260). So I usually go for the nuggets 🙂

  • Anonymous March 10, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Do you drain the cans of beans before putting them in the crockpot?

  • Mix and Match Mama March 10, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Nope! You don't need to drain the beans!

  • Anonymous March 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

    The soup was wonderful! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  • Mandy March 12, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Yummmm I cannot wait to try this recipe, kudos!

    Mandy @ hellojaxon.blogspot.com

  • Lisa C March 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I have no less than 10 recipes of tortilla soup and could eat it every night. I tried yours last night and used Market Street's preseasoned (chiptole and lime) chicken (behind the counter). It worked great. I cubed it before I cooked it because I knew I'd be in a hurry come meal time. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Kat March 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I made this soup yesterday and it was delicious. Thanks!

  • Anonymous May 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Friend made this for me and since the Chick here just recently stopped serving it due to it being a limited run, this was perfect and so so so good!

  • Anonymous August 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Do you pre cook chicken breast in order to shred it w/2 forks before putting in slow cooker or will it shred w/forks raw?
    Thanks. MJ

  • Mix and Match Mama August 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    You just add the chicken in there raw! It will cook up all day and then you shred it before serving.

  • Anonymous September 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    How many servings does this make?

  • Anonymous October 7, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! My family loved it! The only thing I did differently was add a cup and half of leftover rice from the previous night's dinner. Delicious!

  • Minnesota Mommy February 2, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Amazing. Made it tonight and the whole family loved it!

  • josie July 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

    where are the tortillas in ingredient list and when do you add them?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Well goodness Josie! I’ve had this post up for years and no one has noticed! I added them :). You just garnish the soup at the end with tortilla chips!

  • Alexa November 14, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it! Could you share what brand of taco seasoning you use?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 14, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Typically just Old El Paso!

  • Debbie K. November 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

    My husband loves soup. I saw this on your day in the life post, and I will be making it this week. I already have cooked shredded chicken in the freezer, so easy peasy for me! Thanks Shay!

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