Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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“I tasted tortilla soup at a restaurant and decided I could come up with an easy recipe to duplicate the taste at home,” writes Kim Seeger of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/2-inch strips

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 227 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 2 lean mea


  1. Broil chicken 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  2. In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chilies and seasonings. Shred chicken with two forks; add to soup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place tortilla strips on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until crisp. Serve with soup. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Chicken Tortilla Soup in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p42

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Add corn"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This is my new favorite comfort food! I've always wanted to make this kind of soup but was always a bit daunted by other recipes. This one is yummy and has the perfect amount of heat so it's not overwhelming. The only things I changed was I only had a can of black beans instead of kidney beans and I added 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn at the end. I had whole wheat tortillas and used those to make the strips. Soooo good!!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"The recipe is good, but I think more chili powder could be added to the recipe in order to add more spice (we like a lot of spice in our family). The recipe as is was slightly bland. It also wouldn't hurt to season the chicken prior to broiling it so that there's that extra kick in the soup."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Added corn and black beans."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011


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