Delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the bold and zesty flavors of Chicken Tortilla Soup! This recipe is a fusion of savory chicken, aromatic spices, and a hearty blend of vegetables, all served with the delightful crunch of tortilla strips. Whether you’re looking for a warm and comforting meal for four people or a crowd-pleaser for a gathering, this recipe has you covered. It’s a Tex-Mex delight that’s easy to prepare and impossible to resist. Let’s dive into the world of flavors and spices with this scrumptious dish.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 small corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • Grated cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Avocado slices for garnish (optional)
chicken tortilla soup
chicken tortilla soup


Step 1: Sauté the Chicken

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced chicken and sauté until it’s no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside.

Step 2: Sauté Aromatics

  1. In the same pot, add the chopped onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and jalapeño.
  2. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.

Step 3: Add Beans, Tomatoes, and Spices

  1. Stir in the black beans, diced tomatoes, corn kernels, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Return the sautéed chicken to the pot.

Step 4: Simmer and Blend Flavors

  1. Pour in the chicken broth and stir to combine.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Let the soup simmer for about 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Step 5: Add Freshness

  1. Just before serving, add the fresh cilantro and lime juice. Stir to combine.

Step 6: Prepare Tortilla Strips

  1. While the soup is simmering, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the tortilla strips on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until they’re crisp and golden.

Step 7: Serve and Garnish

  1. Ladle the hot soup into bowls.
  2. Top each bowl with a handful of tortilla strips, grated cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, sliced green onions, and avocado slices (if desired).
  3. Serve hot and enjoy the sensational flavors of Chicken Tortilla Soup!

This recipe is sure to be a hit with its blend of spicy and savory notes, making it an excellent choice for a family dinner or a casual gathering with friends.

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