Aunt Kathy's Tortilla Soup


This is now a favorite in my husband's family in Canada after my aunt sent it with me when I moved up from California. We make this with whatever broth is abundant. Garnish with Mexican cheese blend, sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocado. This soup is an especially tasty way to use up the turkey after holidays! It freezes well, too!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 whole whole cooked chicken, de-boned and meat cubed

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 pinch chili powder, or to taste

  • 1 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn, or more to taste


  1. Combine chicken meat, chicken broth, beef broth, tomatoes, onion, green chiles, oil, cumin, garlic, and chili powder together in a stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, at least 1 hour. Add tortillas just before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute tortilla chips for corn tortillas if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
17g Fat
9g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 1082mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 578mg 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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