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Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This soup is as good as (if not better than) any kind I've had in a restaurant. I get so many complements...I know you will, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) white chicken, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil; add the chilies, garlic, jalapeno and cumin. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in chicken. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Top with chips and cheese. Yield: 7 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 113 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 1,374 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Fantastic delicious we love this soup!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"We loved the taste of this soup.I changed a few things cause I didn't have a few of the ingredients. (Green Chilies, Diced tomatoes use Rotel instead). I use fresh chicken breast but cooked them with the onion and jalapeno. My family loved it will cook it again"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"This is the best recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot of them, but threw them away when I found this one. You can't go wrong with this recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Our new favorite soup! I use leftover chicken or chopped up cooked chicken breasts instead of canned and add a can of salt free drained black beans and corn. Very flavorful!"

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