Quick and easy chicken tortilla soup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel, reserving 1 tablespoon grease in the skillet. Add onion and garlic to the skillet; cook and stir until onion are translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Combine chicken broth and chicken breasts in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cook until chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken breasts from broth; cool until easily handled.

  • Stir bacon, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes and green chile peppers, and tomato sauce into the chicken broth. Add corn, chipotle peppers, salt, pepper, cumin, and cilantro.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet.

  • Tear chicken breasts into small strips; add to the broth mixture. Cook and stir until soup flavors combine, about 20 minutes.

  • Bake tortilla strips in the preheated oven until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes.

  • Ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with sour cream; garnish with tortilla strips and Cheddar cheese.

Cook's Note:

If you want your soup mild, make sure to seed the chipotle peppers before adding them to the soup.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 70.1mg; sodium 2739.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Great basic recipe for tortilla soup! I didn’t have bacon, but it was delicious nonetheless. I added extra chipotle peppers because we like spicy food. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it’s easy & delicious! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Great basic recipe for tortilla soup! I didn’t have bacon, but it was delicious nonetheless. I added extra chipotle peppers because we like spicy food. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it’s easy & delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2020
This is an awesome recipe!! I addd some fresh jalapeños and frijoles negros just to change it up a bit. Definitely one of my favorites Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2017
Watch those Chipotle peppers. I would add some rice to tame it a bit and maybe some cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2021
What I had on hand: Substituted parsley for cilantro, tomato paste for sauce, original Rotel for mild, mild diced green chili for peppers, corn tortillas for flour, 8 oz of chopped ham for bacon, canned chicken for chicken breast. I added half the black pepper and no salt. I also added a can of rinsed black beans. Extremely forgiving recipe. Quick and easy. Everyone loved it, so I can only imagine that the recipe as written is even better. Read More