Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Suzanne on December 26, 2012

in Soup & Salad

One of my favorite soups is chicken tortilla soup, I fell in love with it a few years ago. Some people don’t like the red version or tomato base and prefer the white cream base but I like both. The tomato base version is healthier so I choose to make it more often. The ingredients in this soup are favorites of mine as well, I always seem to have onions, bell peppers, and chicken around. This soup is perfect for a cold winter day and with the heat from the jalapenos and spices it opens up your sinuses well. Pair this soup with a nice green salad and you will have a healthy meal that satisfies.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 T. olive oil
1 onion chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 jalapeno chopped (optional)
1 garlic gloved pressed
40 ounces of chicken broth
1 3 ounce of tomato paste(optional if you like more tomato flavor)
1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 4 ounce can green chilies chopped
1 14 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
1 11 oz. can of whole kernal corn drained and rinsed (optional)
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
tortilla chips
avocado slices

Step 1: In a large stock pot put oil in and saute onions, peppers and celery on medium high heat until translucent.
Step 2: Add garlic, and jalapeño, saute for a minute then add the remainder of ingredients up to the chicken. Stir well and let cook until it boils then turn heat down and simmer for 30 min.
Step 3: Serve with fresh chopped cilantro, lime slices, tortilla chips crushed, cheese and sliced avocado slices.

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1 The Café Sucré Farine December 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Very pretty and yummy sounding Susan, this is one of my favorite types of soup too, so full of flavor!

2 Patty December 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

One of my all time favorite soups too!! Today is such a soup for dinner day;-)
Suzanne your photos are so bright and pretty, can’t wait to see your new recipes this coming year;-)

3 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings December 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Wow, love the vivid colours of this soup. Tomato-based, I agree, is healthier 🙂 Even better topped with nutritious avocado. I love chicken tortilla soup – reminds me of vacations in the South!

4 Valerie December 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

After everything I’ve eaten the last two days, healthier alternatives sound wonderful! (Looks delicious too!) 😀

5 Terra December 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I have to agree, tortilla soup pretty much ROCKS!!! You recipe sound wonderful:-) Hugs, Terra

6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 27, 2012 at 12:54 am

This is one of my favorite soups, I love your toppings!

7 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction December 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This is a wonderful soup! Love all of the flavor!

8 Vicki Bensinger December 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Ooh I love chicken tortilla soup. Mine is made a bit different than yours but I think I’ll try your version next time. Sounds delish!

9 Sandra's Easy Cooking December 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

I hope you had wonderful Christmas! your soup looks very comforting and warm….it would hit the spot over this cold wave that we have now. Beautiful pictures! I wish you an amazing New Year!!!xo

10 Amy (Savory Moments) December 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Delicious! I love chicken tortilla soup. It’s so good and really perfect for cold days.

11 Lora @cakeduchess December 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Pass me a spoon-this soup looks so good, Suzanne!

12 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

One of my favorites!!! I love your recipe and the fact that it is healthy! Delish! Happy New Year!

13 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

One of my favorite soups, your version sounds delicious!

14 Magic of Spice December 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

My boys love chicken tortilla soup…and such gorgeous color!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday 🙂

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