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Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup with Beans

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This filling chicken tortilla soup will leave bellies full and happy, and is boyfriend-approved. For a spicier soup add a diced jalapeno to the onions, or a 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Garnish soup with shredded jack cheese, avocado, cilantro, lime slices, and crispy tortilla strips if desired."
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55 m servings 288
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom stockpot; and chicken, cover Dutch oven, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer chicken to a plate to cool and pour water from Dutch oven into a bowl for later use.
  2. Heat olive oil in the Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic to onion mixture; cook and stir until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Mix chicken broth, black beans, Great Northern beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, green chile peppers, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and salt to taste into onion mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover Dutch oven, and simmer until soup flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove bone from chicken and discard. Shred chicken meat into small pieces using your hands or a fork. Add chicken and corn to soup; cover Dutch oven and cook until corn is warmed, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 6.4 30.5 27.7 50 1220 Full nutrition

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We love this soup! The tortilla chips add the right amount of salt on their own. I recommend doubling the recipe because leftovers are just as good if not better

This soup is very hearty and delicious. Followed recipe to the letter didn't need to modify anything. My family loved it. Will make it again and again and again.

I added cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, and topped it with avocado, cheese, and sour cream.

Love making this soup. Add cilantro, avocados, and a dolup of sour cream to top it off and a little spritz of lime juice. A family favorite.

It definitely was filling but I would have liked it spicier.

Excellent soup.. Adjusted the spices to my taste but it is a great base to start from. My soup was fantastico

I did add some extra vegetables that were in the refrigerator, as we all do when we're making soup :-). I also found it in need of more space, so I put half a pack of taco seasoning in which mad...

I used chicken thighs and canned corn - what I had on hand - but otherwise stuck quite close to the ingredient list here. And all of the flavors blend together very nicely. As I was testing seas...

Delicious recipe! My whole family loved it and I will be making it again!