Experience the Flavorful Delight of Chuy’s Tortilla Soup

Ever since I tried my first bite of Chuy’s Tortilla Soup, I have been hooked. The combination of savory and spicy flavors, fresh Mexican-style ingredients, and a hint of cheesiness makes it a true delight!

The recipes origins can’t quite be said to be Mexican, but the flavors clearly pay homage to its south-of-the-border inspiration. It’s an easy to prepare dish that you can make in less than an hour, so everyone can bring a bit of Chuy’s flavor and warmth into their own home.


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 can of rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded
  • ¼ cup of cilantro, finely chopped
  • juice of ½ a lime
  • tortilla chips, for garnish
  • sour cream, for garnish
  • cheddar cheese, for garnish

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add the onion and red pepper. Cook until onion is soft, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the butter and melt. Add the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, stirring constantly to make sure the flour does not clump.
  5. Add the cumin, lime juice, Rotel, black beans, and cooked chicken. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
  7. Serve in bowls and garnish with the tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.

The result of this carefully constructed bowl of flavors is truly something to behold. Savory, yet slightly spicy, the soup is ideal for cozying up on a chilly evening. Add a bit of complexity with the tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheddar cheese for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Making Chuy’s Tortilla Soup feels like an exciting adventure in flavors and textures, with ingredients from each other parts of the world coming together. And with the pleasant and familiar combination of the simmered onions and red peppers, it’s a dish that has a homely feel to it too. If you want to bring the flavor of Chuy’s to your own kitchen, don’t hesitate to try this recipe!