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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tortilla soup
Calories: 1944kcal


Tortilla strips

  • 1-2 small corn tortillas cut into ¼ wide strips, aprox. 3 inches long
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 2-3 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cups yellow onion 1 small onion
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 15. oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can corn not cream of corn
  • 1 14.5 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper



For Tortilla strips:

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Cut corn tortillas into even strips, about ¼ inch wide. Length can be to your choosing.
  • Lay tortilla strips on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Set aside.
  • For Soup:
  • Cook chicken breasts
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray or use a silpat liner and place chicken breasts on baking sheet.
  • Rub each chicken breast with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 or until chicken is done.
  • Remove from oven and use two forks to shred chicken. Set aside.
  • In large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion. Saute several minutes until nearly soft and onion is translucent.
  • Add garlic, chili powder and cumin and saute 1 minute.
  • Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and add corn and stir to combine. Let simmer a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and let simmer 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Add in chicken, black beans, cilantro, and lime. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve in bowls and top with tortilla slices.


Calories: 1944kcal | Carbohydrates: 185g | Protein: 147g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 11444mg | Potassium: 7650mg | Fiber: 56g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 6247IU | Vitamin C: 207mg | Calcium: 684mg | Iron: 30mg