Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup couldn’t be easier to prepare. Once the veggies are chopped and sautéed, the rest of cooking is practically hands-off. The chicken simmers in a flavorful broth made with fire roasted tomatoes and lime juice which will give you a few extra minutes to toss together a quick salad or other simple side dish. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts work well in this soup but you can use chicken thighs instead. If you’d like to turn up the heat, don’t completely de-seed the jalapeño. Spoon the piping hot soup among bowls and garnish with the cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Serve with lime wedges and extra cilantro.
1½ cup(s), chopped
1 medium, seeded and minced
Reduced-sodium chicken broth
Canned diced tomatoes
15 oz, fire roasted-variety, drained
Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast
Fresh lime juice
1 cup(s), chopped
Shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese
12 chip(s), crushed
- Heat oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat.
- Add onion and salt; cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, 5-10 minutes.
- Add garlic, jalapeno, and chili powder; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
- Add broth, tomatoes, chicken, and lime juice; stir to combine.
- Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until chicken breasts are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
- Remove chicken from soup and shred with 2 forks; return chicken to pot with cilantro.
- Serve soup garnished with cheese and tortilla chips.
- Serving size: 1 ½ cups soup, 1 Tbsp cheese, 2 chips