Mexican Chicken Corn Soup

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Mexican Chicken Corn Soup takes only minutes to prepare, and is so yummy! It’s loaded with chicken, corn, tomatoes, green chilies, and plenty of Mexican spices. 

We love soup with a Mexican flair! Easy Nacho Soup, Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Mexican Chicken Chili are a few more of our favorites.

bowl of mexican chicken corn soup with cheese and parsley

I have a few friends that tell me their kids won’t eat soup. I am so very sorry for them, because as a busy mom, soup is one of my very favorite things to make for my family! It’s easy, it’s filling, and it’s usually made all in one pot. Plus as a bonus, I usually have at least one bowl leftover that I can have for lunch the next day. 🙂

This soup is hearty, and the flavor is fantastic. Sweet corn balances out some of the spice in the soup. Oh so good. My kids like to top their bowls with tortilla chips, and they love it when I serve it with breadsticks or cornbread. Definitely a new family favorite, I’ve made it three times already!

close up of bowl of mexican corn soup

Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients in this soup. After browning the chicken, it is just a dump and go soup recipe. Seriously, so easy to make! Also, there is no thickening in the soup, so it is naturally gluten free. 

How to make Mexican Chicken Corn Soup

Ingredients:

Brown chicken breasts in oil in a large soup pot. Remove from pot and set aside. Add butter and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, frozen corn and all the seasonings. Return chicken to the pot.

Bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes or till chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, shred, and return to pot with the heavy cream. Heat through.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

mexican chicken corn soup in a bowl with a spoon

Tips for making Mexican corn soup:

-To save even more time, you can use a rotisserie chicken (shredded) instead of browning the chicken breasts. If you do this, just add the shredded chicken at the end with the cream.

-You can adjust the heat by using mild or hot Rotel, and using more or less cayenne pepper. We like it with pepper jack cheese, but colby jack or mozzarella have less heat, so they are a great option for younger kids.

FOR MORE TASTY SOUP RECIPES, CHECK OUT:

Smoky Corn Chowder
Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup
Wild Rice Ham Soup

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Mexican Chicken Corn Soup

Yield: 8 servings

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup
Hearty soup with chicken, corn, and plenty of Mexican flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 c chicken broth
  • 10 oz can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 c heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown chicken breasts in oil in a large soup pot. Remove from pot and set aside.
  2. Add butter and garlic to the pot. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, frozen corn and all the seasonings. Return chicken to the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes or till chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken, shred, and return to pot with the heavy cream. Heat through.
  5. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Notes

-You can use mozzarella or colby jack cheese if you prefer.

-Recipe inspired by Lil' Luna.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 83mg Sodium: 1314mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 23g

 

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Comments

  1. Could I do this in the crockpot?

    • I think it would work just fine in a crock pot, just add the cream at the end a few minutes before serving. Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Dawn Sparks says

    I too would love to make this soup but alas there are no amounts for the ingredients.

    • So sorry. My site had a glitch yesterday and all my recipe cards disappeared. It is fixed now, so you should see the recipe at the bottom of the post. 🙂

  3. Debbie Chambers says

    Amounts for ingredients???

  4. Carol Meols says

    I don’t see the amounts on the ingredients. I’d like to try it but need to know how much of each ingredient I need.

  5. This looks delicious!! I love soups, especially this rainy week! I love all the ingredients in this!

  6. Amy Huntley says

    Yum! Some of my favorite ingredients! Love a good soup recipe!

  7. Delicious! Definitely adding this to our dinner rotation.

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