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Tasty Tortilla Soup

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


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, saute onion and green onions in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 256 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • dsurban
    Nov 22, 2019

    Excellent. The heat level was perfect for us. Just a nice tang! I did add a can of corn and a can of black beans.

  • snker0521
    Dec 2, 2018

    Made this for dinner tonight and we loved it. We used the tortilla chips we had in the pantry and added a spoonful of sour cream to each bowl of soup. Although next time I may substitute some picante salsa for either the tomatoes or tomato sauce. It would give it more of a kick.

  • IslandWife
    Mar 28, 2017

    This was very easy and tasty! I used milk instead of broth (I was wanting something creamy tonight!). Next time I may add some corn. Thanks for sharing!

  • lmmanda
    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.

  • wsmitty1961
    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.

  • cindiak
    Apr 9, 2015

    Delicious and very easy to put together!

  • julieharter
    Mar 25, 2014

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

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