Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
- 1 carton (32 ounces) plus 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 cups frozen corn, thawed
- Tortilla chips
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
- 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 12 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add corn; cook 10 minutes longer. Top each serving with tortilla chips; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
One serving (1-1/2 cups soup with 3 tortilla chips and 2 tablespoons cheese) equals 234 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup
"I love this recipe, I use shredded rotisserie chicken, replace the chicken broth with Swanson's Mexican Tortilla broth and change one can of tomatoes to mild Rotel tomatoes. Top with some tortilla strips (i like fresh gourmet tortilla strips, found with the croutons) and cheese, it's fast and delicious!"
"I love this recipe, I use shredded rotisserie chicken and replace the broth with Swanson's Mexican Tortilla broth, top with tortilla strips ( I like Fresh Gourmet tortilla strips - found with the croutons in the produce dept.) and cheese. It's fast and delicious!"
"To those who think it "bland" or "sort of flavorless," please remember that even though servings still have 873 mg sodium, this is a recipe made with reduced-sodium broth and without the addition of salt as a line item ingredient. It relies on the sodium in the canned items. I think the recipe is quite savory and agree with a previous poster that it allows the flavors of the ingredients to come through."
"Not the best Chicken Tortilla Soup I've had. It was sort of flavorless. There are much better recipes that I have found. I will use one of those next time."
"I must say I was disappointed, not much flavor, kinda bland.Won't make it again."
"I used chicken Italian sausage cooked before adding and can of black beans. This soup is delicious."
"Really great soup. I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil, then added the spices and chicken. After that I added the remaining ingredients, except the black beans I subbed for the corn. I added the beans at the end of the cook time and cooked 10 minutes longer. I'll make this soup often and share the recipe. One more thing. Please don't review a recipe before trying it first."
"A great soup! I left out the chili powder because my husband doesn't care for it and I found it was really good without it. This was tasty and very comforting on one of the first wintry nights of the season. Easy to make, too! I did use our own home-canned tomatoes (one quart in lieu of the two types of canned called for) and used our own frozen corn."
"use nore than 3 tortilla chips"
"Wow. .the soup is sooo good.....but I just had a bowl reheated from yesterdays batch I made and I must say the flavor is sooo much more yummier. ...luv this recipe...only thing different I do is add a can off drained black beans to the soup. Great soup recipe. Thanks!"
"Very tasty! I love soup when it is cold and this hit the spot!"
"Since this was a Southwestern dish I added a cup of New Mexico Green Salsa (medium heat). Put a dollop of sour cream on top before serving. Not a fan of boiled chicken, I sauted the chicken cubes and 3 garlic cloves in olive oil and butter and added them at the end before serving. You can actually taste the chicken this way. KEEPER"
"I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes that don't sacrifice taste for good nutrients and reduced calories. This soup fit the bill. It was easy to prepare and very tasty. I followed the recipe's measurements and, unlike a few earlier posters, we didn't find this to be too spicy. At first taste it seemed as though it was lacking salt but it actually was good in that it allowed the flavors of the spices to come through. I'm not a fan of spicy foods and this soup was not overpowering with its spices. I didn't have tortilla chips on hand due to dietary changes and keeping healthier food choices on hand so I took a couple of flour tortillas, cut them into strips with a pizza cutter and baked them on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about ten minutes, just enough to crisp them up. Worked great and no extra salt or fat like you would have with tortilla chips. I loved the idea that others had of using black beans instead of corn and I'll try that substitution next time. That would increase the carb count a little but the beans would also add a little more fiber to the soup. My husband added some reduced fat sour cream to his serving and he said it was great. So, another "keeper" recipe. I'm thrilled with the prospect of tasty leftover soup tomorrow!"
"This was pretty tasty. I added a chopped jalapeno as well to kick it up a notch. The tortilla chips got soggy pretty quickly on top, so we used them as scoops instead. Great recipe!"
"I like spice so I added the half a jar of salsa I had in the fridge. Also added a can of black beans as other reviewers had suggested. Delicious! Perfect to take to the office for lunch."
"I made this at work in a crock pot for lunch and everyone loved it!! The only thing I changed was adding a can of black beans. This will become a regular!!!! Thanks for sharing!"
"I was disappointed after all the great reviews! Maybe I should take into consideration that the recipe is healthy and diabetic friendly and adjust my expectations. This really was not that special. Just kind of tomatoey and so-so. (I did leave out the cayenne for the sake of the little children.)"
"Awesome! I have to admit I wasn't too sure about this recipe, but it was so full of flavour and you didn't miss the salt/fat at all. I didn't add any cheese or chips. It was super good and my salt-addict husband loved it too!! Success!!"
"The only thing I did different was add a can of black beans. My only regret was that I didn't make a double batch. This is absolutely fabulous!! I'm making it for next weekends football playoff party."
"This is a great go to recipie when the weather gets cold! I always add mixed vegetables to amp up the veggie intake for the kids, but my whole family loves this! I think I will try adding black beans too, that sounds fantastic!"
"I also omitted the chilies and cayenne, and it was still very good. Probably will add black beans next time."
"My husband and I really liked this soup, but the kids found it to be too spicy. I didn't add as much cayenne as the recipe called for either. Next time I will completely omit the pepper. We crumbled several tortilla chips into the soup to dilute the bite. Once they got soggy it tasted very similar to a chicken tortilla soup."
"This is one of our favorite Soups. Roasted green chilies that we freeze really adds flavor."
"This was delicious!!!"