The World's Best Tortilla Soup


Tired of generic tortilla soups? Try an intoxicating medley of rich flavors, vegetables, and wholesome food.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 white onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 (32 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes, diced

  • 2 Anaheim chile peppers, stemmed and seeded

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges

  • 3 cups crushed corn chips

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 avocado - peeled, seeded, and sliced

  • 3 sprigs cilantro, diced


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cans of chicken broth and canned tomatoes. Add fresh tomatoes.

  2. Mix Anaheim chile peppers, jalapeño pepper, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper into the pot. Stir in chicken. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer soup until flavors combine, about 20 minutes.

  3. Ladle soup into serving bowls; twist 1 lime wedge into each bowl. Top with corn chips, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, avocado, and cilantro.


You can substitute Mexican cheese blend for the Cheddar cheese.

You can substitute tortilla strips (such as Mission) for the corn chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
36g Fat
28g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1075mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 288mg 22%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 640mg 14%

* 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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