Boston Market Corporation--formerly Boston Chicken Inc.--grew rapidly after its start in 1985. The quick expansion, however, proved to be the demise of the firm, and in 1998 Boston Market was forced to declare bankruptcy. McDonald's Corporation purchased the struggling chain of restaurants in 2000 and implemented a turnaround strategy designed to rebuild the Boston Market brand. In 2002, the company operated 650 company-owned restaurants in 28 states that offered home-style entrees, fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Boston Market also offers catering services along with frozen meals available in supermarkets through a partnership with HJ Heinz Company.




Chicken Tortilla Soup

Boston Market Chicken Tortilla Soup
Copycat Recipe

1 onion, chopped 
3 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
2 teaspoons chili powder 
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes 
1 (10.5 oz) can condensed chicken broth 
1 1/4 cups water 
1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked 
1 cup white hominy 
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chile peppers 
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces 
crushed tortilla chips 
sliced avocado 
shredded Monterey Jack cheese 
chopped green onions 

In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in corn, hominy, chilies, beans, cilantro, and chicken. Simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped green onion.


  1. Boston Markets tortilla soup does not have corn, hominy, black beans or avacoado in it. This is not a copycat recipe.

  2. Hahahaha I just said the same shit while reading hahahahaha :)

  3. I thought the same thing! Sounds good maybe but definitely not even close to a copy of the Boston Market version.

  4. I think this an excellent recipie and you can cook this in a slow cooker. It's delicious and I'll make it again.