Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 limes, juiced, plus wedges for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 (8-inch) flour tortilla, grilled, cut into thin strips
  • 1 avocado, pitted, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey cheese
Directions
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In a large saucepan heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Once the onions have softened add the garlic and jalepenos and cook for another minute. Pour the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans into the pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to simmer and add your chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. Once chicken is cooked remove from pot. When cool enough to handle shred it and set it aside. Add lime juice and fresh cilantro to the pot. In a serving bowl add a mound of shredded chicken. Ladle soup over chicken and top with a lime wedge, grilled tortilla strips, avocado slices and cheese.


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Delicious!!!  I will be making this again and again.   I wasn't a fan of putting raw chicken in the pot with the other ingredients so I cooked the chicken separately.   I also added chili powder and black pepper.   Next time I am going to add cut okra.  This is a great recipe that can be customized to anyone's liking.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick. Easy. Delicious. My kinda meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC. It was not overly "tomato-y" based but instead had a nice broth base, exactly what I was looking and hoping for. This was simple and quick to put together. I prefer non spicy, so I left out the jalapenos and only seasoned with salt/pepper, I was SO pleased! You could season it though to fit your own tastes however.  Made for a great hearty meal with nice chunks of avocado added into my bowl upon serving. Will definitely make again, I just loved how QUICK this was to put together.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent base recipe with lots of room for personalization. I used all the meat from a rotisserie chicken, used both black beans and kidney beans (rinsed), and added 2 t cumin, 2 t oregano, 1 t chili powder, and 1 t paprika. It still could have used more salt. I let the whole thing simmer for probably 30 minutes. Added the cilantro and lime juice (we only used 1/2 a lime) right before it came off the stove. Next time I'll probably add some tomato paste to thicken it and consider adding some chipotle/adobo to deepen the flavor and add some extra spice.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe.  A little cumin, cayenne and black pepper goes a long way. <div><br /></div><div>Of course,  homemade stock defines the soup.  Chicken stock is easy btw. </div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, featuring the natural flavors of all the ingredients without a lot of salt or seasoning to needed. I did find that doubling the beans added to a little heartier soup. We had fried tortillas as additional garnish. Definitely will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good but you don't need to use chicken breast - any part of the chicken meat is great in this. Also feel free to throw in some fresh herbs from your garden or fridge. can use either fresh flour or corn tortillas, cut into narrow strips and fried, garnished with avacado slices and cilantro. A never have cheese on it down here In Mexico or the border unless it is very finely shredded queso, but none of the American cheeses item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome recipe! I'm glad I read some of the reviews first, because I agreed that the base was a little bland, but once I added some cumin, it was perfect! I took a couple shortcuts since I was short on time: (a) bought a whole-roasted chicken and shredded up the breast meat; (b) bought a bag of restaurant-style tortilla chips to crush over the top. My husband thought it was totally gourmet and LOVED it. He's not even a big soup guy. This is a keeper and will become one of our regulars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm testing this recipe in the crock pot! I didn't have any stock, so I figured that'd be the best way to get the most flavor. I added oregano, changed the tomatoes out for rotel with habanero, and added a can of sodium free tomato sauce. I put some black beans in as well. :) I also added cilantro, chili powder, and a dash of paprika. So far, it's delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is a tortilla soup snob and he raved about this dish. I did take a bit of creative license and a few tips from other reviewers. A. I doubled the recipe. B.Combined chicken stock and chicken broth. C. Used the white meat from two rotisserie chickens. D. Substituted HOT Rotel for tomatoes. E. Added roasted corn by cooking frozen kernels in a dry pan on the stove. F. Cumin made it perfect. No salt necessary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it, but agree with other posters that it lacked some seasoning. I altered recipe by adding fresh chopped tomato in addition to the 1 can of tomatoes, chile powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne and kept testing S&amp;P levels. In my opinion 1 lime juiced was plenty vs. the 2 limes it calls for and the citrus flavor is great. I served it with tortilla chips. This soup is very fresh and light. I will make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious recipe but... The chicken is rubber at the suggested cook time; definitely simmer the chicken an additional 1.5 hours minimum. Per other peoples suggestions we added; a extra jalapeño, a half can of tomato paste, another small can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 TBLS cumin, 1/2 TBLS chili powder. Also, we subbed tortillas for tortilla strips (like chips), simmered the chicken after shredding it for 1.5 hours (this requires putting all of the chicken in the soup instead of leaving it separate), and finally we also got naughty and added sour cream to top it. Besides that I wouldn't suggest to add the cilantro to the soup but to top it. I loved this recipe with these modifications and look forward to many more bowls in the future! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I replaced the fire roasted tomatoes and jalapeno with a can of rotel diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, added cumin, coriander and plenty of salt. Yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland recipe, disappointed in (lack of ) flavor depth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needs grilled/roasted corn! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As is, I'd say it's closer to a 3-star, but with flavors of cumin and chile powder added, a solid 4! Do add those or it won't have a ton of flavor. The lime juice is awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mexican food is always a big hit in our house...and this recipe didn't disappoint. I added green onions, cumin and chili powder. I also put a tablespoon of black pepper in with the white onion. This is a terrific and simple recipe with a ton of flavor. Thanks much for posting it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a huge fan of this type of soup, but my husband enjoys it. It's very tasty and quick and easy to make. The flavor is wonderful. I would never add raw chicken to a dish, so I baked the chicken first and shredded it, then added it to the soup. I also added 2 t chili powder, 1/2 t cumin and a dash of garlic powder. It needs lots of salt and pepper too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe a recipe so simple and quick to prepare tasted so good! Tasty enough to impress yet easy enough for a week night meal. I shredded some of a store bought roast chicken so it was fast to make an the meat was tender. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe often. My family loves it. I do add about 2t chili powder, 1/12t. cumin, and I add on can diced green chilis. It is always a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my all time favorite recipes! Everyone I make it for loves it! It achieves the perfect level of spice! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good basic recipe. To jazz it up, I added 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 can hominy and salt &amp; pepper to taste. (Could also add a can of corn instead of hominy). To thicken the broth (to be more tomato-based) I added 1 small can tomato sauce and 1 small can tomato paste. We preferred this over the watery chicken-stock appearance. Also garnished with sour cream. Was a hit with my family and so easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My picky eaters even liked it, and my husband said that I need to make that a regular dish for our family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, I thought it would be on the spicy side with two jalenpenos but not the case. I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup seemed so simple, I wasn't sure it would really be that good. However, it was absolutely delicious! The lime juice really made all the difference. I did make a few simple changes though. I broke up some tortilla chips and put them into the soup just before serving which gave it a good crunch. I added a dollop of sour cream on top next to the avacado. I stil used tortillas but served them on the side which was great for dipping and mopping up the bowl! Next time I will double the recipe and increase the amount of chickenn stock. Very, very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had high hopes for this soup and I loved the idea of it when I first read it. But when tasting and eating it, I was so disappointed in the lack of 'body' in the soup itself. I even used my homemade stock which is fortified with lots of aromatic vegetables. The soup base was so watery that I couldn't get past it. Sorry but I liked the idea...just not the soup. Will re-create if I give it another try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I used corn tortilla strips toasted in a little oil. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought that this was a good base recipe but I really had to tweak it to get some flavor! I had to add about 2 tsp of cumin and 1 tsp of chile powder. I also added 2 small cans of spicy v8, half of lime squeezed into broth and threw in a large handful of whole cilantro and stems which I fished out at the end of cooking. We topped with squezze of lime avocado and chopped cilanto, shredded cheese and dollop of sour cream. Yummy!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family Loved It!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious soup! Definitely work making. We added cumin, and it was fantastic. Note: Don't over cook the chicken, or it will end up tough. Also, don't forget to add salt and pepper. Last comment: We cut back in the chicken, so we did not have to add extra broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup today for the first time and it was so delicious. I forgot to put cheese on it, but it was delicious without it ! Next round of soup :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding soup for many reasons.... delicious, easy to make and the short cooking time make it ideal even for weeknights. Like other reviewers I increased the chicken stock (by 2 cups). I swapped out the boneless chicken breasts for boneless chicken tenderloins since I prefer the tenderness of the tenderloin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was excellent!!! I did make a few modifications. I cut up a large poblano pepper and roasted it in a pan along with the kernels of corn from 2 ears of corn. I used roasted chicken from Costco (they have the best) I made a big pot so I bought 2 roasted chickens. I took the meat off the chicken and boiled the remaining bones to make a richer broth. I brought it to a Broncos football party and it was a big hit! In separate serving bowls I had cut up avocado, cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese and tortilla strips, so people could add what they wanted. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! This is a winner!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! Did everything as directed except I did not have lime, cilantro or avocado for the end garnish. I would use more broth next time. Definitely will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very very good!!!!! Next time I will use 2 breast and mor.e broth. I added a can of green chilies item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Very good, was quick, easy and flavorful. A hit with the fam. I like my chicken tortilla soups pretty hearty, and we are a family of 5 so I used a whole rotisserie chicken and cut it into pieces ( I added it into the pot with the broth). I added the can of black beans the recipe calls for and a can of kidney beans. I added extra chicken broth and instead of the tortilla strips in the pot we bought the golden corn tortilla chips and crumbled them on top of our own bowls with diced avocado and cheese. Nom! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick. Simple. Delicious. I didn't have black beans on hand so I substituted kidney beans. Also substituted a can of Rotel for the fire roasted tomatoes. I omitted the advocado, as beans, advocado, chicken and cheese would've been too much protein for and would not have made for a pleasant fragrant evening (if ya know what I mean). All-n-all, a FanSuperTabulous recipe that will most definitely be making again! Thanks for sharing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
fresh tomatoes and diced queso fresco. very good soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Soup Ever! I did fresh tomatoes instead of can. I added chopped orange and yellow peppers and pinto beans. You can't stop with one bowl! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic! I added to this recipe a large tablespoon of fresh sofrito, 1 cup of frozen corn and cut back to only 1 jalepeno (from the 2 in the recipe). I added 2 cups of water with 1 Knorr chicken boullion cube for more broth. I crumbled On The Border tortilla chips, worked just as well. Definitely will make again and again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I used rotel &amp;#34;mexican lime and cilantro&amp;#34;. I used rotisserie chicken. I didn&amp;#39;t have a fresh jalapeño so I threw in some pickled when the onions were about done, YUM! I also added a small can of tomato sauce. I didn&amp;#39;t not use garlic at all and it does not need it. I sprinkled a little cumin and fajita seasonings as well. Soooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. Made a few modifications. Used low sodium broth. Like it a bit spicier so I doubled jalapeno, used a store bought rotisserie chicken and de-boned. Used corn tortillas. Fried some strips as garnish along with dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and diced avocado. Yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup has become a favourite of family and friends alike! We love the recipe as is -- don't change a thing! My kids and their friends love it. I've also made it several times as a meal for other families and church functions and the pot is always emptied. I made it for a family here from Guatemala for an extended stay while their children received medical treatment. They said it reminded them of the food from home -- that's a great compliment!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I just used one large jalapeño and it was hot enough. And I adobo chile for the smokey rich flavor (cumin and paprika in the sauce makes it soooo good. Used 5 chicken thighs without the fat, it was perfect. Definitely garnish w avocado, lime juice, Monterrey cheese and chips (easier for cheaters like me. This is the best tortilla soup I've ever made, -and I've made plenty of good ones before. I'm so excited to share my leftovers w hubby tonight item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup has become a family favorite over the past few years, I make a few modifications to slightly enrich the flavor, reduce the sodium, and extend your food budget. 1 I almost always make a double recipe. 2 I add two 4 oz cans of diced green chiles (1 per batch while softening the onions, nice added flavor, low added cost. I vary the jalapenos from none to all depending on whose home. 3 1 add a cup per batch of frozen kernel corn, along with the black beans and diced tomatoes. In season I use fresh corn. 4 Rather than using store bought broth I always make our own. First option is to have this meal following roasted chicken, using the carcass/left overs to make broth. Second option is to use the chicken by simmering/poaching chicken breasts in 8 cups of water per 3 breast package. You will have enough liquid after poaching to use in place of the store purchased with much lower sodium. I let the chicken cool, shred then add right into the pot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this tonight and what an awesome find! It was easy, quick and delicious. Used a few slices of jarred jalapenos since I didn't have fresh jalapenos, a can of stewed tomatoes since I didn't have the roasted ones called for and added a chipotle pepper in adobo and sour cream topping which made the soup richer and creamier. After the chicken was done I shredded it and added it back in to allow it to absorb more of the flavors. It's texture became more like that of dark meat, and was juicy and flavorful. A new family favorite...thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. I have two little boys who can't really handle the spiciness of the jalapeno, so in place of it I buy diced tomatoes with green chilies. Still adds a bit of spice, but not too much. I add extra chicken breast and use it to make quesadillas to serve with the soup. Also, I crumble tortilla strips instead of grilled tortilla. This is our favorite meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe for a quick meal!. I substituted Ro-Tel tomatoes with diced chilies, a few diced stalks of celery, and 1/2 tsp of cumin for a more robust flavor. Turned out great and my wife even complemented me on it! Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic soup! This is definitely going to be a regular on our "go to" list. Super easy to make especially since I used store-bought tortilla strips (found by croutons in grocery store instead of flour tortillas. Plus the tortilla strips stay nice and crunchy for that added texture. Here are the other changes/additions I made: Omitted jalapenos, limes and avocado, since I didn't have any, added a can of diced chiles, some cumin, used pepper jack cheese, and stirred in a spoonful of sour cream. Heavenly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great soup. I did not use as much garlic and only used one jalapeno as the recipe called for as I felt, for me, they might have been a bit much. But the finished taste was perfect for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! We LOVE this soup and it's super easy to make. The only change I made was a can of green chili's instead of jalapeno's and I added corn. YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great quick, easy and tasty recipe! I absolutely love chicken tortilla soup and this one is perfect! Like many others, I also added a tablespoon of cumin. I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fantastic. i quickly seasoned the chicken with salt peper and cumin and then browned it in avocado oil before simmering it in the soup. I also didnt include the avocado at the end or sour cream because i just didnt feel like it needed the extra calories. cheese at tortilla strips at the end add a different texture that is great. Oh, and i added in one can of corn with the black beans. Delicious cold weather meal. My fiance brings it to work and when he warms it up everyone goes crazy over the yummy smell! highly recommend item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is perfect, well balanced and super delicious just as it is!! We loved it! We paired with a Pinot Noir for the perfect body warming dinner on a very cold, snowy, Midwestern Sunday. We have tried several recipes from FoodNetwork, with great pleasure, but this one really is special. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor and love this recipe. Three minor changes though: no cheese, add 1 tsp of cumin and add a can of corn which is a perfect compliment to the soup (plus next time I think I'll add 2 cans of black beans and reduce the lime to 1 instead of 2. Serve with flour tortillas on the side and you have a great meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was so good. I forgot to add the lime and the cheese. It may have been good with the cheese and lime but it was fantastic without those so if you dont have those items it shouldn't stop you from making this great dish. I didnt make many other changes but I did only used one jalapeno and the spice was perfect. I cut the chicken in half to help it cook faster. I did not add any salt or pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooooo good. This will be a regular in the rotation. Did the recipe just about exactly - didn't have fire roasted tomatoes, only regular diced, and used one serrano and one jalapeno as that was all I had. And I almost always add cumin to just about any south of the border dish I do, as it is my husbands favorite spice - added 1 T. Really easy and doesn't need any mucking with. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful!! Added 1 tsp. of cummin and taco seasoning. Also added bacon and green onions as a garnish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Easy to make and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple and delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love citrus, cilantro, tomatoes and spice. This recipe showcased those ingredients perfectly. I did alter the recipe slightly by adding a poblano pepper, two 10 oz cans of Mexican style tomatoes with chili and lime, instead of the two jalapenos and reduced the fresh lime juice to 1 lime. Finally, adding three heaping tablespoons of a jarred sofrito, which added more body to the broth. I was completely satisfied with the outcome of the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup tasted good, especially for how easy it is to make and how little time it takes to cook. However, it didn't knock my socks off. My husband complained of major heartburn/indegestion after eating this for dinner, so those with weak stomachs beware! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great soup - nice flavors and hearty without being heavy. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts for a nice deep flavor (trimmed off the fat, of course. I found that one jalapeño was plenty. Instead of the grilled tortilla, purchased tortilla strips (salad topping are a nice way to get the crunch and some extra flavor. I also used a pint of home-canned tomatoes instead of the purchased tomatoes, and they tasted just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
omg this is amazing. Had this for dinner tonight with open faced bacon n tomato grilled cheese sandwiches. As it cooked I tasted along the way and was a little worried because the broth seemed lacking. Once I shredded the chicken, and added the lime and cilantro the taste was transformed. Melted cheese on top and garnished with avocado. Used the lime sparingly and it was perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this soup per the recipe and it's delicious. I love limes, but only used 1 -1/2 because my were large and juicy. It was still too much. I think this could have been avoided if the juice was measured in tablespoons as limes vary significantly in size. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness! This soup was so flavorful! I too added cumin &amp; used chicken stock instead of chicken broth. This will definitely be a staple in my kitchen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quick and reliable. Great recipe. A little fried poblano and homemade chicken stock makes a great addition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was DELICIOUS!!! 5 Stars for sure! It was easy, comforting, and satisfying! My hubby loved it too! My only additions were to season the chicken with salt, pepper, and cumin, and to add a teaspoon of cumin to the pot as well. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, so, so good! My husband &amp; I love this recipe. I add quite a bit of cilantro on top of the soup and let the cheese melt over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great soup to make! I roasted a couple chickens for dinner one night and shredded the leftover chicken to put in the soup. I made a few additions/changes: I doubled the recipe and used one can of black beans one of red kidney beans I added a small package of frozen (thawed corn I added one bay leaf, 1-2 teaspoons cumin and a few shakes of dried Mexican oregano. I only used the juice of three limes instead of the double recipe four, that was enough acid. I sauteed the onions and jalapeños longer than the recipe called for and then added the garlic for the last few minutes. Nice, bright soup! I served with grated mexican four cheese and crisy tortillas, and of course guacamole to start! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely DELICIOUS!! I only had 5 cups of chicken broth available, so I used that and 1 cup of water. I accidentally used fresh hard black beans, so my cooking time was much longer than the recipe stated. I just reviewed the ingredients and I was supposed to have used a can instead of a bag (OOPS, needless to say it took nearly 2 more hours for the beans to soften. In addition, i used tortilla chips instead of flour tortilla and added large poblano peppers. A lot of the broth evaporated, so i used KNOR chicken spices and water to create more. I also added corn and green beans. I would definitely make this again for guests and recommend it to anyone and everyone!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe. I added 1 dried Pasilla chile no seeds pureed with onion, roasted tomato and garlic in a separate skillet. Added this to stock and added some hominy. Very tasty. Definitely a must make Again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time making Chicken tortilla soup and my husband loved it. I will definitely will be making it again. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Used a little sour cream on top, so good. Also added leftover fresh corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the soup I make for people when they need a meal delivered - sick, condolence, etc. It is so easy to make and so tasty. Eveeryone rants and raves about it. I have shared the recipe with so many people. My kids can't get enough. It's also very healthy and filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely loved this soup, it's low fat and flavorful. It was easy to whip up after work and took some to work for lunch and my coworkers were envious of me. I wouldn't change a thing with this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! My husband is so picky. This turned out wonderful. Just like mexican restaurants ( even better actually. I made a few alterations by adding carrots, celery, and half a red bell pepper. I also accidently added chicken stock instead of chicken broth, but it was so delicious and flavorful. I also recommend adding a tsp of dried oregano and some cumin powder to complete this dish. Thank you for another staple item in my home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was DELICIOUS and unbelievably easy for such a tasty soup! I added 1 can of sweet whole corn, and 2 sticks of carrots, and topped it off with a little bit of green onion and it was just perfect. I might add bell pepper next time too! Also I used only 1 jalapeno since we like our soup a little more mild spicy. This is definitely a KEEPER! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! Fresh and full of flavor with simple ingredients! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My roommates can't get enough of this recipe! The cilantro and lime really add flavor to the recipe. The only think I changed was the avocado. Being that it doesn't stay fresh very long, we've found it to be better without it. College Favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Super easy to make. The fresh lime juice and cilantro really give it a distintive, fresh flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a keeper! We all loved it. Added some rice to it as well, yummo! Can't beat the flavor and ease. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY good. I used 10 cups of chicken broth (made with chicken base and only 1/2 of one Jalapeño. I used large bone-in chicken breasts for more flavor. I used a bigger can of black beans (19.75oz and poured the whole thing in. I used 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilis (next time woud use two cans for as much broth as I used. I browned the chicken pretty well after cooking the onion, garlic, and jalapeño and removing those from the pot while I browned the chicken. I then put everything in the crockpot on low all day. Let the chicken cook for a few hours then remove it and shred. Was really good. Will make again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful recipe. It is very tasty and quick. My husband said this is a keeper. This is my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would give this recipe 100 stars if I could!!! My husband and I LOVE chicken tortilla soup, and this was the best we've had so far! And it's true, you can make it as hot or mild as you want! AWESOME! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this soup! It's easy to make, hearty and delicious. You can make it as hot or mild as you want it and you can get creative with add-ins and toppings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious! I had some leftover shredded chicken in the freezer which I used to make this soup. I also added a little extra fajita seasoning for an added kick. This dish came out so flavorful and so comforting! I will absolutely make this soup a part of my usual collection of dinner options! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, and a great way to use leftover roasted chicken &amp; vegetables. I made a stock using the meaty carcass and vegetables (carrots, onions, fennel. The residual sweetness from the caramelized vegetables (strained out of the stock added a really nice dimension. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and so, sooooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was just what I was looking for after I recently had Chicken Tortilla Soup at a restaurant. I have to say, this tasted even better than the stuff I had at the restaurant! I did a few things differently, but nothing enough to drastically change the recipe (I rubbed chicken tenders with "chicken taco" seasoning and then cooked in a pan in some olive oil on the stove-top, then cooled and shredded. I also used a 4 oz. can of diced green chiles instead of fresh, added 1 t. each of cumin and chili powder and a handful of frozen corn. This was easy and delicious!! A definite keeper that I'll make again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy &amp; delicious! improvised a few ingredients. Used canned pinto beans instead of black, added cumin and chopped up pickled jalapenos instead. Also, fried up my own tortilla strips and added on top! would definitely make again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
jus finished eating it! with this recipe u can never go wrong. so easy so good, u can add whatever or alter stuff n still gonna come out great. i added corn, additional can of black beans,lil bit more chicken, also used stewed tomatoes(couldnt find the one in recipe,added some green bell pepper with the halapinios. all was great but the real kick came from 1.5 spoon of cumin, half corriander powder n half red chili. at the end didnt grill tortilla used tortilla chips n topped my soup with shredded cheese n sour creme, that gave me an explosion of flavors n really big smile : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at Chicken Tortilla Soup. It was so easy and SO GOOD!! I used 6 boneless/skinless chicken tenderloins that I marinated and baked for 20 min @ 375F - shredded it once it cooled a little. I also used about 4 1/2 cups of chicken stock and two 15 oz. cans of fire roasted tomatoes - and added about a cup of frozen corn. I opted to used crushed tortilla chips instead of the grilled flour tortilla, for a little extra texture. I also substituted the jalapenos for poblanos so my children could have some. 10 yr old LOVED it...even the 5 yr old who won't eat veggies raved about it. So easy to adjust to your tastes - this one is a keeper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a terrific soup and so easy to make! I also add cumin to the pot and we LOVE Siracha added to the bowl! I usually use a rotisserie chicken because my Husband is a dark meat eater and I like the breast. Also there is plenty of chicken for subsequent bowls! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO DELICIOUS!!! easy easy easy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good and so easy! Used one carton of chicken broth (4 cups and a 28-oz. can of crushed tomato. Also added some chili powder and cumin. Don't skimp on the cilantro or lime -- they make the soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Also we added corn! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond