Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 261kcal



  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast whole
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion Diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper Diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic Minced
  • 10 oz Rotel Tomatoes And Green Chilies
  • 32 ounces reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups Water Hot
  • 2 x 15oz cans Black Beans Drained
  • 3 Tablespoons cornmeal Or Masa
  • 5 Corn Tortillas Cut Into Uniform Strips Around 2 To 3 Inches


  • sour cream
  • avocado Diced
  • red onion Diced
  • salsa
  • Monterey Jack Cheese Grated
  • cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cumin, chili pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on chicken breasts, then sprinkle a small amount of spice mix on both sides. Set aside the rest of the spice mix.
  • Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Use two forks to shred chicken. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium high heat. Add onions, red pepper, green pepper, and minced garlic. Stir and begin cooking, then add the rest of the spice mix. Stir to combine, then add shredded chicken and stir.
  • Pour in Rotel, chicken stock, tomato paste, water, and black beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes, uncovered.
  • Mix cornmeal with a small amount of water. Pour into the soup, then simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Check seasonings, adding more if needed---add more chili powder if it needs more spice, and be sure not to undersalt. Turn off heat and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Five minutes before serving, gently stir in tortilla strips.
  • Ladle into bowls, then top with sour cream, diced red onion, diced avocado, pico de gallo, and grated cheese, if you have it! (The garnishes really make the soup delicious.)



Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 48.7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg