Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
5 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken in this easy Southwestern-flavored chicken soup.

How to Make It

Empty the salsa into a large saucepan. Cook 2 minutes over medium-high heat, then add the chicken, beans, broth, and cumin (if desired). Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top each bowl with a sprinkling of onions, a dollop of sour cream, and some tortilla chips (if desired). For a soupier dish, use 4 cups of broth.

Ratings & Reviews

Moulds's Review

October 12, 2011
I made this tonight in about 20 minutes. Tearing up the chicken took the longest. I always read the reviews and decided to add black beans and 11 oz shoepeg (white) corn. I used 16oz. Herdea salsa verda and 32 oz. Chicken broth, along with a little salt and pepper, otherwise I followed the recipe. I did also top the soup with avocado . I let it cook for 1 1/2 hours. It was wonderful.

Karlamkarmo's Review

November 12, 2010
Awesome and easy. I like my soup thick so I didn't add all the broth and I only used half the cumin.

BlaisesMom's Review

January 02, 2013
Easy, fast, and delicious - what more could anyone ask for? I used an entire small deli rotisserie chicken and the result was a very meaty soup that was a tad salty for my taste. Something else to watch for: my husband thought the broth might be a little thin so correct accordingly..

juzie49's Review

December 25, 2012
This was delicious - my husband loved it, and he is not a huge fan of Southwest cuisine. I had no salsa verde here in So. Africa when I made this, so I used a bit of chunky salsa and garnished with shredded cheddar cheese. Just as good, or better, 2 nights later!

Dragonfly26's Review

September 14, 2013
This is my go to recipe for an unexpected cold rainy or snowy day. It is easy to put together and the flavors blend wonderfully for a nice comfort meal. I usually add avocado slices and a tbsp of shred cheese to each bowl. I like the blue corn tortilla chips on top of it all.

Kimberly147's Review

November 24, 2012

steponme's Review

November 05, 2014
Taste more sodium than flavor. Quick, but needs help.

diabeticsnacker's Review

October 09, 2012

kellbelle324's Review

January 09, 2013
Delicious and very easy. I used 2 cans of beans for a heartier soup and it was delicious. My coworkers have all asked for the recipe.

kodibug84's Review

November 08, 2014
This was one of the easiest things I have ever made and my husband loved it. Some chopped red onion and chunks of tomato might be good next time.