Chicken Tortilla Soup – Home Cooking Adventure

This Chicken Tortilla Soup is a zesty and comforting dish that’s sure to warm you up on chilly days. Tender chicken, hearty vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and peppers, are simmered together in a savory broth, infused with aromatic spices like cumin, chili powder, and garlic. The soup gets its name from the crispy strips of tortillas that are added just before serving, giving it a satisfying crunch.

To prepare, start by sautéing diced onions with garlic and jalapeno peppers until soft. Next, pour in vegetable stock and diced tomatoes, along with your favorite seasonings. Then add in the chicken and let it all simmer together until the flavors meld beautifully. Once the chicken is cooked through you can shred it and return back to the pot along with some beans and corn. 

Just before serving, ladle the steaming soup into bowls and top each with a handful of crunchy tortilla strips,  a dollop of sour cream, avocado and lime slices if desired.

This soup is a perfect one-pot meal that’s simple to make yet bursting with flavor. Whether enjoyed as a comforting dinner or a crowd-pleasing appetizer, this Chicken Tortilla Soup is sure to be a hit with family and friends alike.

How to make chicken tortilla soup

Begin with making tortilla strips. Cut the tortillas in half or thirds, depending on their size, and cut them into 1/2-inch (1cm) strips. In a small skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the tortilla strips and fry them in batches until golden, for about 2-3 minutes. Drain them on a paper towel-lined plate.

Now, let’s make the chicken tortilla soup. In your soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions, garlic, and jalapeno for about 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. Add the crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock, ground cumin, chili powder, and oregano, and give it a quick stir. Add the chicken breasts. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it into bite-size pieces. Add the corn, beans, and shredded chicken to the soup, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the soup into bowls and top with tortilla strips, sour cream, jalapeno slices, lime wedges, and sliced avocado.

Hope you will try this delightful soup and enjoy it as much as we did. Don’t forget to tag me on your Instagram posts or stories if you try it out.

Other soups you may like to try

This Zuppa Toscana is a hearty Italian soup featuring spicy sausage, tender potatoes, and vibrant kale in a creamy broth. 

This Tortellini Soup is a delightful Italian dish featuring tender pasta filled with cheese or meat, served in a savory broth alongside vegetables like carrots, spinach, and tomatoes.

Try our Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup, a creamy comforting soup, full of flavor. It is best to be served with cheese toasts that make it irresistible.

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