Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soups & Stews | November 3, 2016 | By

dsc07534Warm, savory, spicy and over the top delicious! Loaded with tasty toppings, avocado, sour cream, jack cheese and tortilla strips! This soup is a must make, it’s perfect for entertaining, because you can make it the day before, then just add in the fresh cilantro and heat through.

Serves 8


  • 1 – 3/4 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, or you can use a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 Tbs of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 5 cups of chicken broth or stock
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbs of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup of chopped fresh cilantro


  • 3-4 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups of sour cream (stir in a little lime juice if you like)
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded jack cheese
  • tortilla strips


If cooking your own chicken, rub the chicken breasts with a little olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little paprika. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes at 400°, then shred with 2 forks. Or you can use rotisserie chicken and shred the same way, set aside.
Next, in a large saucepan or soup pot, over medium/high heat, add 1 Tbs of olive oil, then add in the onion, green pepper and the jalapeno, saute for 3-4 minutes, add in the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.dsc07523Now, just add in the remaining ingredients: tomatoes, black beans, chicken broth, lime juice, chili powder, oregano, paprika, salt and the cooked chicken. Stir until well combined, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.dsc07524dsc07526Stir in the fresh cilantro, cook for a few more minutes. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls, top with sliced avocado, sour cream, jack cheese and tortilla strips. YUM!



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    Peggy Goza
    November 28, 2016

    I’m making this today, looks like the soup I’ve list recipe to. Thanks.

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