Mexican Chicken Soup


Try this Mexican-inspired chicken soup if you are tired of plain old chicken soup. Adding avocado is a must. We also add some grated cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Lay chicken breasts evenly onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix.

  3. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Allow to cool enough to handle, then shred or cut into strips.

  4. While chicken is cooking, warm oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onions and celery in hot oil until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and water; bring to a boil. Add remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix, cumin, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

  5. Add chicken, tomatoes, and cilantro; simmer for 5 minutes. Serve soup hot topped with cheese, tortilla chips, and avocado.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
16g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1368mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 565mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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