Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chuck Massey


A favorite around our house.


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  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2
    onion - diced
  • 4 or 5 clove
    garlic - chopped
  • 1
    pablano pepper - deseeded and diced
  • 1 1.2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground corriander
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 6 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 or 2
    chicken breast
  • 1/4 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • 1

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup


  1. Boil the chicken breast and set aside to cool. When cooled, shred the chicken into bite size pieces.
  2. In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil on med-high. Add the onions, pepper garlic, salt, cumin and coriander for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute and stir. Add the chicken stock and bring to a light boil. When a light boil is achieved, lower to a simmer for 20 minutes stirring from time to time. Add the shredded chicken and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and lime juice and stir well. remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  3. Some people like to add some crumbled tortilla chips to the soup when preparing to serve and well as shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Sliced avocado also goes well with it.

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About Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Other Soups
Hashtag: #tortilla

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