Chicken Tortilla Soup

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by beckas

This is my modified version of a tortilla soup recipe that I found. My whole family loves this soup so I make it often.

Top Review by Tankgirl

WHOOHOO! Id give it more stars if I could! This is fabulous! This pleased a table of SIX picky eaters! EVERYONE at work wants the recipe even the guys! *I bought an already roasted chicken at the store a just tore it up and tossed it was so quick! I LOVE it served with fresh avacado as a garnish too! Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat some of the water in the microwave until almost boiling. Add the bouillon and stir to dissolve.
  2. In a large pot, saute first four ingredients until tender.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in the ingredients list up to and including the chicken (also include the bouillon water and the remaining water) .
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about an hour.
  6. Add any additional vegetables that you want in the soup. (I usually add a couple of diced zucchinis.).
  7. Simmer until the vegetalbes are tender, about 30 more minutes.
  8. To serve: Make enough corn tortilla strips for the amount of servings that you are going to make. (I like a thick soup so I use two small corn tortillas per person).
  9. Slice the corn tortillas into thin strips and fry them in some vegetable oil until they are slightly crisp.
  10. Lightly sprinkle the tortilla strips with salt if desired.
  11. Layer the tortilla strips in bowls.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped avocado if desired.
  13. Ladle soup into bowl.
  14. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro and serve immediately.

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