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easy chicken tortilla soup

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

I needed a quick meal and these ingredients were on hand. This is fairly mild - use jalapeño instead of poblano to spice it up if you like.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This chicken tortilla soup truly is easy! All the ingredients are added to the pot, and then everything simmers. Chili-infused oil adds nice heat and flavor to the soup. We cooked chicken breasts in a pressure cooker, shredded it, and added the chicken to the pot. The chicken soaks up the yummy flavor from all the spices. In a pinch, a rotisserie chicken will work just as well.

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(2 ratings)
yield 3 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy chicken tortilla soup

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil (chili infused, if possible)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 md
    poblano chili, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 qt
    fat-free chicken stock
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, with juice (15 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp
    roasted red pepper, chopped (the kind in a jar) optional
  • 1-2 c
    shredded chicken - can use rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 oz
    tortilla chips, broken up
  • 1/4 c
    shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • cilantro, lime, black olives and avocado, for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp
    sour cream or plain yogurt for each serving, if desired

How To Make easy chicken tortilla soup

  • Onion, green pepper, poblano pepper, and garlic in a Dutch oven.
    Heat oil in soup pot. Add onion, green pepper and poblano pepper. Saute on med-high until veggies are tender. Add garlic. Saute briefly.
  • Stock, chicken, beans, tomatoes, red pepper, and seasonings add to the pot.
    Add stock, chicken, beans, tomatoes, cut-up red pepper strips, and seasonings.
  • Soup simmering on the stove.
    Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. When serving, let each person add their own garnishments.