Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This Chicken Tortilla Soup is an Americanized version of the Mexican Sopa de Tortilla. It has a chicken broth base and is brimming with onion, pepper, tomatoes, tortillas, chicken, cheese, and spices. I used one Jalapeno pepper, since it came in my CSA box. If you like a lot of spice, chop up a second one and toss it in. I only added a pinch of cayenne for Evan’s sake. chicken tortilla soup (1 of 3)

We all loved this soup and went for more after reaching the bottom of our bowls (even Evan!). Next time I will double the recipe so Chad has enough for lunch the next day. I love soups and Chad normally doesn’t, so I am happy to find recipes that both of us enjoy.chicken tortilla soup (2 of 3)

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

3-4 servings

Chicken Tortilla Soup


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small onion, minced

1-2 Anaheim or Jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons cornstarch

4 cups chicken broth

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces

1 boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cut into small pieces

3 (6 inch) corn tortillas, minced

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 large tomato, diced

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese, shredded


Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Chopped Green Onions

Tortilla Strips

In a large saucepan, drizzle oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers soften.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and chicken broth. Pour into the pot. Stir in the chicken, tortillas, lime juice, tomatoes, cumin, cayenne, oregano, and salt. Increase heat to medium and whisk in the cheese until fully melted and incorporated. Once bubbling, reduce heat back to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Serve immediately topped with desired garnishes.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3: The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home (Top Secret Recipes)

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