Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe


Hot chicken tortilla soup is a healthy and tasty dinner. It is full of shredded chicken pieces, beans, tortilla strips, and other vegetables. This soup is a very creamy and comforting, and hearty. An easy but handy recipe of chicken tortilla soup will be discussed in this blog. This soup contains lots of protein, vitamins and carbohydrate.

Image credits: chicken tortilla soup by Emily Carlin, lisence under CC 2.0

Main Ingredients

Chicken, tortilla strips, vegetables, cream.

Time of preparation

10 to 15 minutes

Time of cooking

35 to 40 minutes


For 4 to 6 persons


It contains lots of protein, fibers, carbohydrate and minerals.

Preparation of the ingredients

·         Rinse the pieces of chicken and vegetables.

·         Chop onion.

·         Chop 1 tbsp garlic and some jalapeno.

·         Chop some celery.

·         Chop spring onion into small pieces.


Chicken250-300 gm
Corn tortilla4 pieces
Cream½ cup
SaltTo taste
PepperTo taste
Celery1 Cup
Garlic1 tbsp
Jalapeno6-8 pieces
Oil1 cup

Preparation procedure of crispy tortilla strips

·        At first preheat a pan.

·        Add ¼ cup oil to the pan and heat to medium high flame.

·        Cut 6 corn tortillas into thin strips.

·        Fry them to brown for 5 to 8 minutes.

·        Remove from the pan and let drain the excess oil.

Preparation of chicken tortilla soup

·         At first put the chicken pieces into a cooking pot and add 3 to 4 cup of water.

·         Add 1 tbsp of oil and add chopped onion, garlic, jalapeno, spring onion in to the pot.

·         Bring these ingredients to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.

·         When the chicken pieces become soften, remove the chicken to a bowl and shred it with forks.

·         Return the chicken to the pot and simmer for another 5 minutes.

·         Add some salt to taste.

·         Remove the soup into a clean bowl.

·         Add some pepper to taste.

·         Add the pre cooked tortilla strips to the soup.

·         Add some cream to garnish the soup.

·         Chicken tortilla soup is ready to serve and it should be served warm.

Variation on the recipe

·         This soup can be served with chopped avocado.

·         To make this soup heavy, more cream can be added.

Tips for delicious soup making

·         Use chicken breasts to make any kind of chicken soup.

·         Chop vegetables and chicken into right size.

·         Take enough time to boil properly to get the good flavor of ingredients.

·         Cut avocado right before serving the soup.

Nutritional value

The nutritional value of this chicken noodles soup is stated below:

Fat- 4 g

Saturated fat- 2 g

Cholesterol- 20 mg

Sodium- 1700 mg

Carbohydrate- 40 g

Protein- 14 g

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