Chicken Tortilla Soup for Dieters

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My boss gave me this recipe when she was going to Weight Watchers. I tried it and was impressed with how easy it is to make and the great flavor. If you follow this recipe exactly this is only 3 points per serving. I myself never follow the serving and always tend to add more tortillas and chicken and cheese!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and thinly slice one of the tortillas and place it on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until crisp.
  2. Crush the remaining 2 tortillas into small pieces.
  3. Heat 2 Tbs of the chicken broth in a pot and add your onion and garlic and cook about 2 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the remaining chicken broth, crushed tortillas, tomato sauce, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf and salt.
  5. Bring this mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Discard bay leaf and transfer the mixture to a blender and puree working in batches to avoid overflows.
  7. Pour soup into 4 bowls and top each with tortilla strips, chicken, avocado and cheese.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Oh, so enjoyable!! I used tomato passata instead of tomato sauce as that's what I happened to have on hand; 300 g of chicken, which was plenty indeed, and probably double the avocado called for. It was still not bad calorie-wise, and simply immensly delicious! Will definitely go into the rotation - thank you so much for sharing!

stormylee October 11, 2010

SO incredibly delicious in addition to being healthy!!! This is a meal in our house at least a couple of times a month. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

MaryMomof6 January 21, 2010

This was delicious! I added some diced red bell peppers and celery to give it a few more veggies and loved it! It was just as good as some of the mexican restaurants' soup. Thanks for sharing! We will be having this again for sure.

Cookin' Kelly September 30, 2007