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Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy chicken tortilla soup."
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1 h 15 m servings 455
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet.
  5. Tear chicken breasts into small strips; add to the broth mixture. Cook and stir until soup flavors combine, about 20 minutes.
  6. Bake tortilla strips in the preheated oven until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes.
  7. 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

Per Serving: 455 calories; 26.2 31.4 25.2 70 2740 Full nutrition

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Watch those Chipotle peppers. I would add some rice to tame it a bit and maybe some cabbage.