5-Minute Tex-Mex Chicken Soup | THM: E

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When we visited Texas almost 2 years ago, we enjoyed a great deal of Tex-Mex cuisine – a favorite flavor of ours! Our visit there inspired this chicken soup: a THM E that can be whipped together lickety-split!

In approximately 5 minutes, using mostly canned or leftover ingredients like chicken broth, sugar-free salsa, corn, pinto beans, and lime juice, you’ll have a pot full of soup ready for simmering. Serve with a loaf or two of sourdough bread and you’ll be able to feed a large family on-plan and very inexpensively.

Yield: 8 servings

5-Minute Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

5-Minute Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

A speedy and flavorful THM E recipe for Drive-Thru Sues with a fiesta flair! Fabulous for lunch or dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cups sugar-free salsa
  • 1 cup corn, fresh, frozen, or canned and drained
  • 2 cups canned pinto or black beans
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  1. Add cooked and shredded chicken to saucepan. Stir in chicken broth, water, salsa, corn and beans. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add cilantro, lime juice, and ground pepper. Stir and serve.


Round out this E meal with a slice or two of sourdough bread.

Or, top your soup with sour cream and cheese for a delicious Crossover.

For a Fuel Pull soup, omit the corn and beans from the recipe.

P.S. Did y’all notice the sticker mark on the bowl? I didn’t…until I uploaded the photos on my camera to the computer! Oops! Blogging bloopers. 

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12 thoughts on “5-Minute Tex-Mex Chicken Soup | THM: E”

  1. This sounds amazing!! I will try it soon. (And I know exactly where your cute bowl came from as I have identical ones in my cupboard…several of them with stubborn sticker marks still in place). I love ALL your dessert recipes I’ve made. It’s great to get so many fabulous recipes from a fellow Canuck! Thx

  2. I made this soup tonight and it got high marks from my husband! We both loved it. I’ll be making this often–especially this winter. It is so tasty that you’d never believe it was so easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipes.


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