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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Amy Kuhns: "Very good and simple to make!" Read More
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  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 corn tortillas (chopped, I used white corn)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped, reserve some for garnish, optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 30 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 45 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 lime (reserve other half for serving)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder (to taste for heat, optional)
  • tortilla chips
  • jack cheese (Grated Cheddar)
  • sour cream
  • avocado slices
  • hot sauce (I use Tapatio)
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges
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    Calories250Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate29g10%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A35%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Amy Kuhns 5 months ago
    Very good and simple to make!
    Angela 8 months ago
    Delicious. Added plenty of lime, some smoked paprika. So good.
    Debra Howard 10 months ago
    I omitted the chicken and added cooked rice. it was spectacular! Will make it many times
    DS a year ago
    Delicious & easy to make. We shredded roasted chicken breasts, which added extra flavor
    Pat McCrea a year ago
    Delish! Used a couple of pheasants in addition to chicken and it turned out Wunderbar!
    Joe Callahan a year ago
    Great meal. For me it was for four but one was a large, hungry and hard working 30 tear old (my SIL, not me ;) ). I cubed the chicken instead of putting the halves in whole to ensure they were cooked and to allow them to tenderize. We like our’s a little spicier so added one jalapeño, halved, ends removed, deseeded but not deveined I also doubled the Chile powder and the heat was perfect. The avocado was served as a side along with a refried bean and cheese burrito. BIG meal. Loved by all.
    WizardCulinaire 2 years ago
    This had great flavor! I added some zucchini for extra veggies and is was delicious!
    Vicki 2 years ago
    It’s a staple and easy to make 😋
    Tiffany C. 2 years ago
    It turned out great. I also added cerrano peppers and it had just a slight kick.
    Suzette O. 2 years ago
    Has lots of flavor. This is one of my favorites.
    Kyleigh Snavely 2 years ago
    This recipe was super tasty! We added a little sour cream to the whole soup to make it creamy.
    Julie 3 years ago
    Hmmmm....I thought this was "okay". I've had better and more flavorful chicken tortilla soups for sure. I can't really pinpoint what was lacking in this recipe but I am surprised at all the 5 stars it has received.
    M 3 years ago
    Warmed me heart & soul! It was my first time making tortilla soup and I was happy with this recipe! It was easy and really good. I didn’t go exactly by recipe measurements( but approximately) And I added some black beans before chicken. And, fresh avocado for garnish.
    Whatever 3 years ago
    Excellent! Didn’t have tortillas so used sweet potato and added black beans
    Crysela Smith 3 years ago
    simple but tasty, will make again
    Mrs.Williams 3 years ago
    It turned out great, I put a little too much tomato but it was still okay
    Millie T. 3 years ago
    Turned out great! I also added in a can of corn, black beans and a red bell pepper I had in the fridge.
    Mikki Martin 3 years ago
    Great flavor. I added some corn & was delicious
    Eman Abdelhadi 4 years ago
    Amazing! Loved it. Can also easily be made vegetarian, just use vegetable stock and skip the chicken.
    Masha S. 4 years ago
    very good recipe, lime juice is key. thickened a bit with cornmeal. yummy!
    Money 4 years ago
    Great recipe. My wife is Mexican and says it’s better than any restaurant. I tweak the recipe and add way more broth (low sodium) because she uses it as diet food lol!
    Victoria 4 years ago
    Best Chicken Tortilla Soup I've ever had. Wonderful flavors, just enough spice, and a great tip to use avocado slices on top of the soup.
    Lillianna Falberg 4 years ago
    Easy and very tasty .I added 1/2 frozen corn and a 1/2 cup of drained and rinsed black beans. The lime I served in small slices to add according to tSte. I fried some more tortilla chips to top.
    Roth 4 years ago
    Excellent - entire family loved it!
    Kelly Vetter 4 years ago
    Fantastic! I’d add a little more cayenne at the end
    Priscilla Gonzalez 4 years ago
    Very Flavorful recipe, my second time making it!
    Johnnie H. 5 years ago
    Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! I fried extra tortilla strips as used them as a crispy garnish. My grandchildren, the picky teens, really enjoyed this soup. I topped each bowl with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro and served it in western printed bowls.