Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Fall weather has definitely hit here in Utah. Sunday was cold and rainy, the perfect kind of weather for soup. I found a recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup, but it was really complicated. So I simplified it and made a few other changes. It turned out delicious! All my boys requested that I it on our regular rotation. It is a perfect meal for all those upcoming chilly evenings!
Hearty and delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup is served with grated cheese, chips, and avocados. I loved the avocado with it. Seriously so yummy! Sour cream would probably be good too, but we didn’t try that.
Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup


How to make Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

In all honesty, I was the only one who added the garnishes. The rest of my family had their bowls almost empty before they even noticed there were garnishes on the table. They liked it that much!!
Save money and make your own Chicken Tortilla Soup from scratch. Just as good as a bowl of soup from a fancy restaurant!
I have tried chicken tortilla soup at several restaurants, and this one is just as good as all of them. And you can feed your whole family for about the price of one bowl at a restaurant. Gotta love that!

From scratch Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Hearty chicken soup with a Mexican flair.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 anaheim pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • lemon pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded cheese (whatever kind you like)
  • Tortilla tips, lightly crushed
  • Avocado, diced


Saute tomatoes, onion, and garlic in the bottom of a large soup pot till very soft. Add broth, vegetables, and spices.

Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper and brown all sides in a small amount of oil in a medium hot skillet. Add the chicken to the soup. Simmer till veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken; shred, and return to soup. Heat through, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with cheese, chips, and avocado.

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