Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: How To

Last Updated on October 26, 2022

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a copycat Red Robin chicken tortilla soup recipe. While soup is a meal best enjoyed in winter, this chicken tortilla soup can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It’s one of the most popular menu items at Red Robin, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why? But what’s so special about this soup? What ingredients do you need to recreate this soup at home? Let’s take a closer look.

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What Is Red Robin?

If you’re from the US, you’ll likely already be familiar with Red Robin. Red Robin is a casual restaurant that has locations predominantly in the US, but also Canada. Did you know that Red Robin have now been operating over 80 years, and has over 500 restaurants? Yes, it really is that popular. They serve foods such as burgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads, and soups. With the chicken tortilla soup being one of their most popular.

What is chicken tortilla soup?

Chicken tortilla soup is Mexican-inspired. It usually has a chicken or tomato base. As well as having chicken breast, it also usually contains ingredients such as beans, corn, cilantro, jalapenos, etc. Once served, you usually add crispy strips of tortilla to the soup. If you like Mexican flavors, you’ll definitely enjoy this tortilla soup.

How do you thicken up tortilla soup

Ingredients in chicken tortilla soup

The ingredients in a chicken tortilla soup can vary depending on the recipe you’re using. Our chicken tortilla soup contains the following:

  • chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • green peppers
  • garlic
  • tomato paste
  • water
  • chicken stock
  • tomatoes
  • canned black beans
  • canned corn
  • cilantro
  • flour
  • lime juice
  • Mexican seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika

Nutritional information of chicken tortilla soup

The nutritional value of chicken tortilla soup can be different, depending on how much you have and what recipe you’re using. However, two cups of chicken tortilla soup is said to contain the following:

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 1700mg
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9g

Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Let’s get on to the reason you’re here – how to recreate this infamous soup. The recipe we’re using is inspired by Cook Think and is the ultimate copycat recipe. Let’s take a closer look.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1-2 chicken breasts (deboned)
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 diced green peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 6 oz of tomato paste
  • 4 1/4 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of bullion (chicken stock)
  • 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz of canned black beans
  • 15 oz of canned corn
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 cup of flour (all purpose, all purpose gluten free or corn meal)
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1-3 teaspoons of Mexican seasoning (depending how mild/spicy you’d like your soup)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • crispy tortilla strips (desired amount)
 

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Cook the chicken

Add your chicken breasts to a pan or crockpot and add one cup of water, garlic powder, and salt. Leave until cooked through. The meat should be white, and the juices should run clear. This is just a recommendation for how to season your chicken – you can do this any way you choose. Or even buy a precooked or rotisserie chicken to save yourself time.

Step 2: Cook the veggies

Grab a soup pan and drizzle some olive oil onto the bottom. Once hot, add the onions, green peppers, and garlic. Leave over a medium heat until the onions are cooked/transparent. Be sure to stir. Once cooked, add the water, chicken broth powder, and tomato paste. Mix well and leave for a few minutes. Next, add your tomatoes, chicken breast (ensure it’s shredded), black beans, cilantro, and corn. Stir well so ingredients are evenly distributed and leave to simmer on a medium heat for around five minutes.

Step 3: Season

Pour your flour into a bowl. Add one cup of the liquid from the soup to the flour and mix well. When the mixture is smooth, pour into your soup pan. This helps to thicken up the soup. Stir the soup well. Now add your Mexican seasoning, lime juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. If you like it spicy, feel free to add chili flakes, jalapenos – anything to turn up the heat. Mix well and leave to simmer. Your soup is ready to enjoy. Sprinkle crispy tortilla strips over the top of your soup. Serve with cheese, sour cream, lime wedges, etc.

Is Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup gluten free

 

Conclusion

I hope this article has given you an insight into how to make a copycat Red Robin chicken tortilla soup recipe. Chicken tortilla soup is nutritious, filling – and most importantly, tasty! If you’re looking for a lunch or dinner to get you through the day and leave you feeling satisfied, I would highly recommend this recipe.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making soups? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

How Do You Thicken Up Tortilla Soup?

The easiest way to thicken tortilla soup is to add a thickening agent. Flour or cornstarch is the quickest, easiest way to achieve a thick tortilla soup. Another way to help thicken a soup is to leave it to simmer on a low heat for as long as you can.

Is Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup Gluten Free?

No, unfortunately not. However, it's super easy to make gluten free yourself, and if eating in store, they do have a range of gluten free options available. 

How Long Does Chicken Tortilla Soup Last in the Fridge?

As long as your soup is stored in an airtight container in the fridge, your chicken tortilla soup will last for approximately 3-4 days. 

How Much Cornstarch Do You Use to Thicken Soup?

It's best to add around one tablespoon at a time if you're looking to thicken your soup with cornstarch. You don't want to add too much at once and for the soup to become too thick.

Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Red Robin Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: How To

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Today, we're going to be taking a look at a copycat Red Robin chicken tortilla soup recipe. While soup is a meal best enjoyed in winter, this chicken tortilla soup can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It's one of the most popular menu items at Red Robin, and once you taste it, you'll understand why? But what's so special about this soup? What ingredients do you need to recreate this soup at home? Let's take a closer look.
Course Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 chicken breasts (deboned)
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 diced green peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 6 oz of tomato paste
  • 4 1/4 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of bullion (chicken stock)
  • 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz of canned black beans
  • 15 oz of canned corn
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 cup of flour (all purpose, all purpose gluten free or corn meal)
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1-3 teaspoons of Mexican seasoning (depending how mild/spicy you'd like your soup)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • crispy tortilla strips (desired amount)

Instructions
 

  • Cook the chicken
    Add your chicken breasts to a pan or crockpot and add one cup of water, garlic powder, and salt. Leave until cooked through. The meat should be white, and the juices should run clear. This is just a recommendation for how to season your chicken - you can do this any way you choose. Or even buy a precooked or rotisserie chicken to save yourself time.
    1-2 chicken breasts (deboned), 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 4 1/4 cups of water, salt (to taste)
  • Cook the veggies
    Grab a soup pan and drizzle some olive oil onto the bottom. Once hot, add the onions, green peppers, and garlic. Leave over a medium heat until the onions are cooked/transparent. Be sure to stir. Once cooked, add the water, chicken broth powder, and tomato paste. Mix well and leave for a few minutes. Next, add your tomatoes, chicken breast (ensure it's shredded), black beans, cilantro, and corn. Stir well so ingredients are evenly distributed and leave to simmer on a medium heat for around five minutes.
    a drizzle of olive oil, 2 diced green peppers, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 6 oz of tomato paste, 4 1/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of bullion (chicken stock), 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes, 15 oz of canned black beans, 5 cilantro leaves, 15 oz of canned corn
  • Season
    Pour your flour into a bowl. Add one cup of the liquid from the soup to the flour and mix well. When the mixture is smooth, pour into your soup pan. This helps to thicken up the soup. Stir the soup well. Now add your Mexican seasoning, lime juice, salt, pepper, and paprika. If you like it spicy, feel free to add chili flakes, jalapenos - anything to turn up the heat. Mix well and leave to simmer. Your soup is ready to enjoy. Sprinkle crispy tortilla strips over the top of your soup. Serve with cheese, sour cream, lime wedges, etc.
    1/8 cup of flour (all purpose, all purpose gluten free or corn meal), 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1-3 teaspoons of Mexican seasoning (depending how mild/spicy you'd like your soup), salt (to taste), pepper (to taste), paprika (to taste), crispy tortilla strips (desired amount)
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