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Gurel Chicken Tortilla Soup

Gurel Chicken Tortilla Soup

Our friends, the Gurels, made this soup for us once and it was such a favorite, that we got the recipe and have been making it ever since! It is a super easy soup to throw together and easy to change up for small or large groups. The amazing flavor comes from the cilantro and lime juice, so be sure not to skimp on those ingredients!

4 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes

2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce

3-4 (15 oz.) cans beans (different kinds for a variety in color and flavor…black, pinto, etc.)

3 chicken breasts, cooked, cubed

1 bag (10 oz.) frozen corn

1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed, finely chopped*

1/4-1/2 cup lime juice (I usually taste test and if using freshly squeezed limes with pulp, you may use the lesser amount)

Add everything to large pot, except lime and cilantro. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then turn to low heat and let simmer for 30 min. Add lime and cilantro last 5-10 min. Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

*I usually try to wash and chop my cilantro when I get it from the store, then I just keep it in the freezer so it’s easy to have some already prepared to throw into dishes, plus it keeps it from going bad so quickly in the fridge!

Disclaimer: Recipes on this site are a collection of our favorites. Some are our own recipes and others may have not originated on our site and/or have been adapted from other sites.


  1. Meghan

    Looks so good! Fresh lime juice in a soup really is amazing!

  2. Julia

    Looks good, Jill!

  3. Regina Shea

    Thank you Jill for the tip for the tip about freezing the cilantro. Ours always goes bad before we have a chance to use it all.

  4. Jess

    This soup is delicious. I saw you post this a while ago and I make it often. Thank you for the recipe!!

    • Derick & Jill

      Yay! We absolutely love it!

  5. Amanda

    No chicken broth?


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