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Chicken Tortilla Soup Filed in Soup
on January 30th, 2018

Chef's Notes

Chicken soup gets a Mexican twist featuring spicy jalapeño and crunchy tortilla strips. Feel free to use store-bought tortilla strips to save some time!


The estimated prep time for this recipe is 5 minutes and 25 minutes cook time.
Cut the chicken into 2-inch chunks. In a medium pot, combine the broth and chicken. Heat to a boil on high. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 8–10 min., until chicken is cooked.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Slice the tortillas into ¼-inch strips. Lay tortillas on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Cook 15 min., until golden brown and crispy, stirring halfway through.

Remove the core and the seeds from the jalapeño and finely chop. In a heavy-bottom pot, heat remaining olive oil on medium. Add the onion and jalapeño. Cook 2 min., until soft.

Transfer cooked chicken to a bowl and shred, reserving the broth. Drain and rinse the beans. To the pot with the onion, add the corn, beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and cumin. Heat to a simmer and cook 15 min. Season with salt (in moderation) and pepper. Stir in chicken and cook 1 min., until chicken is warm.


Chef Details

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  • 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 corn tortillas (or 2 cups store-bought strips)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 (10 oz) bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cumin

Nutrional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 476

  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 781mg
  • Total Carbs: 54g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 40g