How to Make the Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup Recipe at Home

Chick-Fil-A is a great dining option but there are certain limitations that can leave people exasperated. For example, what happens when you find yourself hankering for Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup but it just so happens to be a Sunday? In these instances, there is little to nothing that can be done…..until now.

Instead of sitting home and silently fuming, you will now be able to make the Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup recipe at your very own home with no issues whatsoever.

This recipe is so easy to follow, even the most inexperienced chefs will be able to nail it. In fact, this homemade take on this popular dish is even better than the original restaurant version.

In addition to the Sunday concerns, it also bears noting that this dish is only available during the winter months. That’s all well and good but there are sure to be other moments during the year when you find yourself having a craving. That’s why this homemade version is here to change the game.

Read on to learn more about how easy it can be to craft this delicious dish.

Getting Started with the Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup Recipe

Of course, there is no shortage of advantages associated with making this dish at home. You are not only able to enjoy this soup all year round, you are also able to steer clear of a number of different annoyances. After all, no one wants to get in the car and drive to Chick-Fil-A every single time that certain cravings hit.

Best of all, this version might be even quicker to make. Being able to whip up a pot of this soup within a few minutes is a godsend on those nights when you are in search of something quick and easy for the kids (or just yourself).

It all starts by puréeing two cans of cannellini beans and a can of cream-style corn. This is how the soup’s awesome creaminess is achieved. Sour cream, fatty cream and cream of “fill in the blank” soup are not used here.


  • Olive oil
  • Finely chopped yellow onion
  • Garlic (paste or minced)
  • Dried oregano
  • Cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Black beans
  • Cannellini beans
  • Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies)
  • Corn (cream style)

Cooking Instructions

  1. First, you are going to want to grab a large pot and heat some oil over medium heat. Once this simple step has been completed, this is when you are going to be adding the chopped garlic and minced onion.
  2. Give the mixture a chance to saute for at least five minutes. You will know that enough time has passed once the onions have had the chance to become translucent.
  3. From there, it is time to stir in the oregano, salt and cumin. At this time, the two cans of cannellini beans are going to be puréed.
  4. You will want to use a blender for this step of the process and make sure that the beans have been puréed until they are completely smooth. Do not make the mistake of draining liquid from the beans before the blending process has taken place.
  5. When blending is complete, add the puréed beans to the mix, in addition to the remaining can of cannellini beans. 2 cans of Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies), black beans, shredded chicken, your cream-style corn and whole kernel corn are also added to the pot’s onion mixture.
  6. When these cans are placed in the pot, please take care and avoid the temptation to drain these cans of their liquid.

Now it’s time to Combine Everything

To combine all of these items, be sure to stir vigorously. Once stirring is complete, give the soup the chance to simmer over medium heat.

You know that it is ready to be served once it has been heated all the way through. Before serving, feel free to add some lime juice. You can also add salt and season the soup to your personal taste.

We love to serve this soup with tortilla chips, tortilla strips or lime wedges. The options are endless. and season with salt to taste before serving.

Serve with tortilla strips or tortilla chips and lime wedges, if you choose. The leftovers should be stored in the fridge, where they will last for up to one week as long as the container in question is fully airtight. We do not recommend freezing this soup and attempting to reheat it.

There are all sorts of variations that can be tried, for anyone who is looking to put their own unique spin on the dish. If you want to save a little bit of time when you whipping up this soup, you are more than welcome to swap out the homemade chicken for some Rotisserie chicken.

This allows those who are in a time crunch to avoid a prolonged cooking time.

If you want a Spicier version of the Soup…

Meanwhile, there are those who are going to want a spicier version of this soup than what this recipe has to offer. Fortunately, this is an easy fix as well.

By adding diced jalapeños at the start of the cooking process, you are able to add some much needed spice to the dish. This is not the only way to add some kick to your Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup. Hot Rotel tomatoes with green chilies are another great method for spicing things up a bit.

Are you someone who loves fresh cilantro? This is a great way to dress up your soup. For best results, simply swap out the parsley for cilantro when you are gathering all of your ingredients. A sprinkle of shredded cheese is another way to add a bit of flair to the soup.

Additional Tips

Some may decide to add a dollop of sour cream to the finished product. This makes the soup a bit more rich and tangy. The soup now has an added texture as well. If you are looking for a more subtle texture, a ripe avocado can serve as a great addition. Mixing it in once the soup is done provides a velvet, creamy texture that does not detract from the soup’s zest factor at all.

If you want to balance out the savory flavors even more, a fresh squeezed lime is a great addition to any bowl of Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup. If you do not have a lime on hand, do not fret. You can swap out the line for a fresh squeezed lemon wedge instead.

For some added crunch, there are a few different items that can be added to the soup. Some may prefer corn nuts, while others are going to opt for diced onions. Personally, we prefer croutons but there are some who sing the praises of spiced pumpkin seeds.

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