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Chicken tortilla soup in bowl with sour cream and avocado with tortilla chips on the side.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup is a healthy, nourishing soup perfect for chilly winter evenings. Top it with cheese, tortilla chips and avocado for a satisfying supper!
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword chicken tortilla soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 354kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • In large pot boil chicken for about 25 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken, cool, and shred.
  • In a large skillet cook onion, garlic in the oil and add cumin. Cook until onions become clear.
  • Drain water from the pot you cooked the chicken in add chicken broth and onion & garlic mixture.
  • Add shredded chicken,corn, chili powder, lemon (or lime) juice and salsa to the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30-40 min.
  • Top with corn chips, cheese, avacado, and a little sour cream.
  • *You can also use the chicken broth from cooking the chicken.  Strain the chicken broth and then add additional chicken broth to make 5 1/2 cups.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg