Fiesta Chicken Soup recipe

When you cook as much chicken as I do, there are always leftovers. Now the question is, what do you do with them? We had a few dark and gloomy days last week so I thought soup would be good. But not just any chicken noodle. I wanted something with a bite. So I mixed up a batch of Fiesta Chicken and it was so good.

Fiesta chicken soup

What you need

  • Leftover chicken ( 2 breasts or three cups chopped)
  • 1 large can of tomatoes 500 ml
  • 1 can or corn 250 ml
  • Garlic powder 1 TBSP
  • chili powder 2 tsp
  • half an onion diced
  • 2 cups of noodles
  • 1 can of washed black beans 250 ml can
  • chicken gravy or stock 2 cups
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • water 2 cups (add more as needed)
  • Shredded cheese
  • corn chips

chicken simmering

Dice up leftover chicken and remove any bone. Add to pot and add water, chicken stock/gravy, garlic, onions, chili powder and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, simmer covered. Add more water if needed.

Add noodles of choice, corn, beans, and cook on low for 10 minutes or until pasta is done.


Pour into bowls and top with tortilla chips and grated cheese.

Fiesta chicken soup


Add ons- You can add hot sauce or sour cream or guacamole as garnish if you like.

Note- My leftover chicken was oven roasted the night before and cajun seasoned so I did not need to add to much additional spice.

For a creamier soup, add one cup of milk and 2 TBSPs of flour to thicken

My picky eaters saw the tomatoes and were not pleased with me. But I told them to have a taste and they loved it. They finished off the entire pot in one sitting. I was happy to use up my leftovers and they were happy to have something different they actually enjoyed 🙂


  1. Stephanie LaPlante says

    That soup sounds delicious!

  2. This looks so yummy ! Will be trying this recipe next weekend . Thanks for sharing ! 🙂

  3. stephy905 says

    Officially sent this to my mom for tomorrow LOL

  4. kathy downey says

    Oh my,this sounds delicious

  5. Nancy Pham says

    This looks really good.

  6. cottagebunny says

    This is chicken soup with a great new twist.It sounds very delicious and your pictures make it look very good.I will enjoy this very much.Thank you.

  7. That looks really good.

  8. Elva Roberts says

    My husband loves Chicken Noodle Soup and so I will try your recipe, but without the beans the first time. I think this will be a healthy and delicious meal and I thank you for the recipe.

  9. cottagebunny says

    I can never get enough of this delicious taco chicken soup.It's a big hit in our house.Thanks for posting it.

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