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Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A slightly spicy, Chicken Tortilla Soup. Soul warming, and perfect for the cooler weather.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken tortilla soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Erin
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 tsp olive oil (for brushing the chicken)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 small red onion , diced
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 can (10 oz) Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1 small can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Strips (recipe below)
  • Lime wedges
  • Tortilla Strips
  • 6 corn tortillas , cut into thin strips
  • non stick spray
  • season salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Place chicken in a small baking dish. Brush chicken with olive oil, and sprinkle a little of the season mixture over the chicken. Turn the chicken over and repeat. Set aside remaining spice mixture. Bake chicken for 20-25 minutes (depending on size), until it is cooked through. Once cooked, shred using two forks.
  3. In a large pot heat 1 Tbls olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions, jalapeno, and garlic. Stir and cook for a couple minutes. Add the remaining spice mixture you set aside, stirring to coat. Mix in the shredded chicken. Add Rotel tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato sauce, water, and corn. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Ladle into bowls, and serve with desired garnish.
  5. Heat a non stick pan over high heat. Add tortilla strips. Spray liberaly with non stick spray, and sprinkle with season salt. Toss to coat, spray again. Heat, tossing frequently. Season more if needed. Once crispy (5 or 6 minutes), remove from pan, and use as garnish.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Bake Your Day[/url] via [url href=http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/01/chicken-tortilla-soup/]Pioneer Woman

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 842mg 35%
Potassium 633mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 13.5%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.