10 Minute Southwest Chicken Soup

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Loaded with our favorite Mexican flavors; this Southwest Chicken Soup is slightly spicy with chunks of tomatoes, corn, black beans, and tender chicken.

I topped our steaming bowls of soup with a handful of shredded cheese and the entire family gave this meal two thumbs up.

Southwest Chicken Soup - you can make it in just 10 minutes!

Southwest Chicken Soup

Dinner in just TEN minutes. Seriously. I even timed myself making this soup the second time because it came together so fast. And it was good!

Like everyone else I know, I love having a go-to list of meals that require little to no effort to get on the table. This Southwest Chicken Soup is a winner of a quick and easy dinner!

Within just a few minutes, this soup will be hot and ready to eat! Loaded with all of our favorite Mexican ingredients and flavors, we make versions of this soup at least once a month throughout the cooler months of the year.

10 Minute Chicken Soup

About all that you will need to make this soup is a handful of pantry ingredients and some leftover chicken. This is the ultimate last-minute dinner and it’s a popular one here.

You can use a grocery store rotisserie chicken, a roasted chicken, shredded chicken, or a couple of leftover grilled or baked chicken thighs.

Make this Southwest Chicken Soup in just ten minutes!

Southwestern Chicken Soup

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • cooked chicken
  • canned corn
  • canned black beans
  • diced tomatoes with green chile
  • chicken broth
  • garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper
{10 Minute} Southwest Chicken Soup

Kitchen Tip: I use this pot to make this recipe.

Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe

Combine the corn, beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir to combine.

Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the chicken is warm and the soup is steaming. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and add the toppings of your choice.

You only need ten minutes to stir together this Southwest Chicken Soup!

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Servings: 6 servings

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  • Combine the corn, beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir to combine.

  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the chicken is warm and the soup is steaming. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and add the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Calories: 341kcal · Carbohydrates: 50g · Protein: 27g · Fat: 5g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 35mg · Sodium: 725mg · Potassium: 1010mg · Fiber: 14g · Sugar: 5g · Vitamin A: 321IU · Vitamin C: 22mg · Calcium: 81mg · Iron: 5mg

{originally published 6/28/13 – recipe notes and photos updated 4/10/24}

Southwest Chicken Soup - make it in just ten minutes!

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