Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Ms. Lizz

  • 6 corn tortillas (6-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 medium Anaheim, poblano or jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped

  • 1 carton (32 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • **Avocado slices, if desired

  • ** Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, if desired

  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Brush both sides of tortillas with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cut tortillas in half; cut halves into 1/4-inch strips. Place in single layer on cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until strips begin to brown, stirring once halfway through baking; cool. Strips will become crisp when cooled.

  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and chile; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in broth, tomatoes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken; heat until hot.

  3. To serve, divide half of tortilla strips among 6 individual serving bowls; ladle in soup. Top with avocado and cheese; garnish with remaining tortilla strips and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Facts

1 Serving
Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 60)
Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g)
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 710mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g)
Protein 15g Percent Daily Value*
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 6%
Iron 8% Exchanges
1 Starch
0 Other Carbohydrate
0 Vegetable
1 1/2 Very Lean Meat
1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices

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5 replies

Cap'n Ken
Cap'n Ken 2011-12-11 22:28:36 -0600 Report

Haven't tried it yet but my daughter's making the recipe right now and now it's smellng wondrful :-0

CathyJ248 2010-01-10 21:34:36 -0600 Report

adding the red beans will raise the carb count signifigantly - be careful if you do that to revise the count, it could make it too high for a meal or a realistic side dish.

claudiam1 2010-01-09 13:25:59 -0600 Report

I want to know that Rachael Ray makes a soup similar to this but it has red kidney beans and chorizo what does that do to the calorie count?