Tasty (and WW-Friendly) Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sometimes I just get a craving for something specific, and last week it just happened to be chicken tortilla soup. I suggested that the fam run to a local restaurant to satisfy my hunger, but after some research and facing a huge ding to my daily WW points I decided to go with the healthier homemade option instead.

My sister made a similar soup when she was on Weight Watchers a couple of years ago, but neither of us bothered to write down the recipe. When I called her for the ingredients, it took both of us to remember what actually went into this hearty dish. Apparently, our memories are pretty sharp, because the batch I whipped up for dinner (and a couple of lunch leftovers for myself) was very tasty! With this warm soup in my belly and the ingredients listed on my blackboard wall, I thought I should share this recipe so I don’t have to call my sister again and listen to her sigh on the other end of the line. Love ya, sis! Enjoy!

chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

from Small Talk Mama
This hearty soup is super tasty and easy on your daily WW (Weight Watcher) points.
Adapted from a Shari Willis recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can (small) tomato sauce
  • 1 small can whole corn
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • Tortilla Strips optional
  • Fat-Free Cheddar Cheese optional


  • Cook the chicken breasts, cool and shred into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large pot, dump the chicken and all remaining ingredients, except tortilla strips and cheese.
  • Bring soup to a boil.
  • If the soup is not juicy enough for your liking, add more water a little at a time.
  • Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 30 - 60 minutes.
  • Serve hot with optional garnish of tortilla strips and cheese.


My family enjoys spicy foods, so I added a bit more taco seasoning to my soup. This recipe is super easy to adjust to your own taste.
Keyword chicken, Mexican, soup, WW

4 thoughts on “Tasty (and WW-Friendly) Chicken Tortilla Soup

    1. My soup is cooking right now! This is a tasty recipe, especially for a very gray day like the one we’re having. I like to spice it up with a little extra seasoning, but I’m not sure about your family’s take on hot stuff. I’m making fried ice cream for dessert. . . Getting my Cinco de Mayo on north of the river.

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