Chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Jessica Schwausch Lunsford


this recipe can be adapted so many different ways to please whoever in your family! Don't add the meat and make it vegetarian.. Leave out the cheese and sour cream and its dairy free.


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15 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, grated or chopped small
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil (for sautéing)
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, chopped
  • 2 box
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    pensey's mural of flavor (or just oregano)
  • 2
    lemons, squeezed.
  • 1/2
    lemon, zested
  • 1 can(s)
    corn, drained
  • 2 can(s)
    pinto beans, drained
  • 1
    rotisserie chicken, deboned, chopped or shredded
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, roughly chopped
  • ·
    sour cream (for garnish)
  • ·
    tortilla chips (for garnish)
  • ·
    lemon wedges (for garnish)
  • ·
    avocado (for garnish)
  • ·
    shredded cheese (for garnish)
  • ·
    hot sauce (for garnish)

How to Make Chicken tortilla soup


  1. Sauté onion and bacon in Dutch oven until cooked well. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  2. Once onion is all cooked, add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add corn, beans, shredded chicken, and seasonings.
  4. Let simmer and season with salt and pepper as needed. Add cilantro, lemon juice and zest.. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to let flavored meld.
  5. When ready to serve, garnish with whatever you prefer, we like avocado, cheese, extra cilantro and lemon juice, some hot sauce, and lots of sour cream and crushed up corn tortilla chips.
  6. Even better heated up the next day!

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About Chicken tortilla soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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