Tasty Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Tasty Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Play with this tortilla soup recipe a bit to find ingredients that match your own personal tastes. You can use packaged Mesquite flavored chicken, add more tomatoes and onions, or even get creative with the cheeses. —Jennifer Giles, Des Moines, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/3 cups crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 7 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 256 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 654 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion and green onions in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, oregano, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add chicken and cilantro; heat through.
  3. For each serving, place 2 tablespoons chips in a soup bowl. Top with 1-1/2 cups soup. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon each of cheese and chips. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Tortilla Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Yum, delicious! I omitted the green onions and used only 1/2 onion. I used regular items rather than reduced sodium, added a little chili powder for a bit of spice, and instead of broth, I used chicken base and water. Next time, I might add some corn and black beans to make it chunkier."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"This is one of my family's favorite recipes. This is one of the most simple recipes and so good. I buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grogery store and take meat off the bone in order to save time. We add lots of avocado, cheese and tortilla strips."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Delicious and very easy to put together!"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Great recipe but needed more heat...added some cayenne and jalapenos. Perfect!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"DH and I loved this! So did my daughter! So easy and so good. Not spicy at all, but it had great flavor."

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