Chicken Tortilla Soup

Aug 11, 2010

I found this recipe on and we all love it. If there is any left over after dinner, it definitely gets eaten for a before bed snack or next day's lunch. My husband says the flavor reminds him of his late grandmother's vegetable soup, which is a good thing because I have tried unsuccessfully to duplicate it with my own vegetable beef soup.

Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 tsp olive oil
1 med. onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 tsp jarred)
2-4 Tbl chopped green chilies (1/2 of 4 oz can)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 c frozen or fresh corn
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
8 c chicken broth
1 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce (or 2 (8 oz) cans tomato paste)
2 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed & drained

Saute onion, garlic and chilies in olive oil in large pot until soft. Add rest of ingredients to pot and bring to a  boil. After about 20 minutes, remove chicken, shred with two forks, and return to pot; simmer for 45 minutes more. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream or plain yogurt, and shredded cheese.

Optional methods:
  • Skip sauteing and put everything in crockpot (except olive oil). Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken and stir into soup before serving.
  • Make your own chicken stock using a whole fryer and debone the chicken. Takes longer but you end up with a more nutritious and delicious soup.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for the crockpot version of the crockpot soup.


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