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Authentic Chicken Tortilla Soup

Authentic Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

An authentic (and easy) Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe made with fresh ingredients, like onion and cilantro, and topped with crispy fried tortilla strips.


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Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1/4 cup Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 6 Soft Corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Adobo All Purpose Seasoning

Toppings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • Sliced Avocado

Instructions

  1. Begin by stacking your soft tortilla shells and cutting them into strips. 
  2. Remove fresh cilantro leaves from stem, chop into pieces and set to side. Chop onions and jalapeno into small pieces and set to the side. 
  3. Pre-heat cooking pan to medium/high heat and add cooking oil. Cook soft tortilla strips for 2 minutes or until they begin to brown and remove from heat. Place on paper towel and allow to drain. 
  4. Slightly lower heat to medium and add butter and chopped onions. Cook until onions are translucent. Add chopped cilantro, minced garlic, jalapeno, and seasonings. Stir together then add in tomato paste. 
  5. Add chicken stock to the cooking pan and add shredded chicken. 
  6. Cover and allow to cook for 15 minutes on medium/low heat then change heat to simmer. 
  7. Serve soup in a bowl and top off with toppings.

Notes

You can use chilies in place of jalapenos.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 812mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 21.5g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg

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