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Easy Tortilla Soup

  • Author: The Fresh Cooky
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This recipe for tortilla soup is loaded with chicken and veggies, a little rice and adorned with the brightest green avocado, salty queso fresco, crunchy tortilla chips, a touch of cilantro, and finished with a squeeze of lime.



  • 2 large chicken boneless, skinless breasts (turkey or rotisserie chicken may be substituted)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/21 teaspoon cumin
  • 13 shakes of cayenne pepper
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies, undrained
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 32 oz box chicken stock or broth
  • 12 cups cooked rice (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (optional)
  • 1 small (single serving) carton or can of tomato soup
  • 12 limes, juiced
  • 23 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Tortilla Chips
  • Avocado
  • Queso Fresco
  • Jack or Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Jalepenos
  • Tobasco sauce
  • Sour cream or Mexican Crema


  1. If using uncooked chicken; rinse chicken and cover with water, cook until tender about 10-12 minutes, shred or dice.
  2. Or use leftover turkey or a rotisserie chicken, about 2 cups worth, shredded or diced.
  3. Heat a medium pot over medium heat, pour in olive oil and butter.
  4. Toss in minced onions and saute until translucent and golden (6-7 minutes), in the last minute or so toss in the minced garlic, saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add in spices and saute for 1 minute.
  6. Toss in canned chilies, diced tomatoes, diced chicken and chicken broth. Stir and bring to simmer.
  7. Simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  8. If adding corn and rice, add at the end, simmer additional 4 minutes or so.
  9. Before serving stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  10. Serve hot over crushed tortilla chips, crumbled or shredded cheese, avocado chunks and a squeeze of fresh lime.


SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS | If you have all day, saute your onions and garlic, then add all other ingredients to a slow cooker, including chicken (raw or frozen is fine if you have at least 8 hours) make sure your chicken is cooked if you have 4 hours or less). Shred chicken and add corn, rice, lime juice and cilantro just before serving.

© 2018 | This recipe for Easy Tortilla Soup was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.

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