Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is one of our favorite soups & you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy this all comes together!

A delicious combination of Mexican flavors in a soup that you can put together in no time at all!
A delicious combination of Mexican flavors in a soup that you can put together in no time at all!


1 medium sized red onion – chopped
1 red bell pepper – chopped.
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped/minced
8 cups of chicken stock
28 oz can of tomato puree
19 oz can of red enchilada sauce
2 cans of fire roasted green chiles
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp of Goya adobo seasoning, or to taste
2 packets of “con cilantro y tomate” seasoning from Sazon Goya {it comes in a small box with 8 packs of the seasoning, in the ethnic food aisle with the mexican stuff}
Shredded meat from an entire rotisserie chicken
1 10 oz bag of frozen shoe peg corn or roasted corn
2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 handfuls of tortilla, crumbled


1) Saute onion, red bell pepper & garlic in olive/veggie oil, about 8 minutes over medium heat. Do not brown. Stir constantly.  Salt & pepper to season.

2) Add  all of the remaining ingredients. Stir & simmer over medium low heat, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes. Stir constantly. Taste and adjust any seasonings to your preference.

3) Just before serving toss in:
fresh lime juice, start with half of a lime ( to taste )
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Taste and adjust any seasonings, again

How to assemble:

1) Place a layer of corn tortilla chips that have been lightly crushed in the bottom of a bowl

2) Place avocado on top of the tortilla chips

3) Ladle soup over the top

4) Add sour cream* and shredded mexican blend cheese, fresh lime juice. Top again with tortilla chips if you want that crunch factor

I use Xochitl Tortilla Chips they are perfect with this soup and can be found at your local grocery store, but any thin corn tortilla chip is fine.

*The sour cream that I make has cilantro, lime juice & salt added to it. Just add fresh chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice & salt to taste. Be careful not to use too much cilantro, it does get over powering! Prepare ahead and let set so flavors will meld and taste again before serving.


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