Chiapas Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Got this from our paper, it tastes wonderful. Recipe is adapted from "White Dog Cafe Cookbook" by Judy Wicks and Kevin von Klause

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the chicken thighs, chopped onion, garlic cloves, halved jalapeno, whole cilantro stems, celery, carrot and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour.
  4. Strain the stock, reserving the cooking liquid and the chicken thighs separately; discard the other solids.
  5. When the chicken thighs are cool enough to handle, remove the meat.
  6. Dice and reserve it.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a large nonreactive saucepan set over medium heat until it ripples.
  8. Add the minced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the minced garlic and minced jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the tortillas, chili powder, cumin and oregano, and cook for 1 minute.
  11. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 3 1/2 cups of the reserved chicken broth.
  12. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the tortillas have dissolved and the soup has thickened, about 30 minutes.
  13. Add the diced chicken.
  14. If the soup looks too thick, add some of the reserved broth.
  15. To serve, stir in the lime juice and salt.
  16. Ladle into warmed bowls and top with the reserved chopped cilantro.


Most Helpful

Made this recipe last night. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! By far the tastiest, healthiest soup I've ever made. Put a bit of avocado in, when I heated up leftovers, and it was like heaven became heavenlier!

PS, I used Chicken Breasts instead of Chicken Thighs and I couldn't tell a difference in taste!

mango41 February 16, 2012

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