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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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If you are looking for a new soup recipe for the colder months, you have to try this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe from A Spicy Perspective. It's the perfect easy soup recipe that is rich, comforting, zesty and a a little bit spicy. 

Photo : A Spicy Perspective



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small peeled and chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 minced cloves garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth (you might need more)
  • 14.5 ounce diced "fire roasted" canned tomatoes (add a nice taste)
  • 2 whole skinless chicken breasts (or rotisserie chicken)
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 2 thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1-2 diced avocados
  • 10 ounce Bag of tortilla chips (you favourite brand)


1. Heat the olive oil on medium-high heat in a large stock pot then add the onions, 1/3 cup cilantro, and garlic. Sauté all the ingredients for about 3 minutes.

2. Add in chicken broth, canned tomatoes,  the whole raw chicken breasts, all the spices, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Make sure to push the chicken breasts to the bottom of the pot so they cook nicely. Bring everything to a boil.

3. Add the carrots, return to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium and cook another 10-12 minutes. 

4. Remove the cooked chicken breasts with tongs and either shred or chop them according to your taste. You can add the chicken pieces back to the soup.

5. Stir in half the cheese and 1 cup of crushed tortilla chips. If you feel like too much of the broth has evaporated, you can stir in an additional cup of chicken broth or water. 

6. Ladle the soup into bowls and top each bowl with the remaining cheese, fresh cilantro, fresh avocado, and more tortilla chip pieces when serving. Enjoy!

What is great with this recipe is that you can use leftover chicken rotisserie instead! You can even make the soup in the Crockpot if you lack time. If you wish to make a low-car version simply skip some of the cheese and the tortilla chips.

Will you be trying this delicious recipe next time you are making soup?

Source: A Spicy Perspective · Photo Credit: A Spicy Perspective

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