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Tortilla-Vegetable Chicken Soup Recipe

Tortilla-Vegetable Chicken Soup Recipe

This recipe is surprisingly a snap. Don't worry about the long list of ingredients; most of them are already in your pantry. —Jan Peri-Wyrick, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 flour tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional


  • 1. Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • 2. In a 6-qt. stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrot and onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, corn, beans, tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Serve with tortilla strips and, if desired, cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups: 315 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1386mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 237577
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"This was a really good tortilla soup. I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches for a quick and easy dinner."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 158247
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"This was a good soup as written, but I found it a tad bland. I added some salt, more garlic, and some lime juice to pep it up a bit."

Pat Frank User ID: 6802056 179528
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"My husband and I love soups. This was delicious and so quick. This is a keeper :-)"

Maharajie User ID: 7077319 141894
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Delicious! I'm fairly picky, but will make again. I left out the tortillas and the chicken drippings. I was getting tired of white chicken chili and this was a nice change using both beef AND chicken broth."

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 163296
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Added a dash of chili powder and a little less cumin to an otherwise outstanding recipe. Don't overlook the tortillas. The crunchy taste was a terrific complement to the soup. Try giving them a very light coating of cooking spray with a dusting of chili powder or any other flavor before baking. Oh Yeah!"

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 115113
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Went right by the recipe. Delicious."

cheroliver User ID: 5271238 101616
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"It tasted fine, not spectacular. I just prefer the tortilla soup recipes without celery and carrots, which actually makes it easier and quicker too."

tkelly7012 User ID: 4979759 105751
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"This soup was excellent. If you like a little more heat, a few drops of hot pepper sauce and mexican pepper jack cheese give it a little kick."

Lane D User ID: 3000876 105748
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"This was a hit with everyone! I knew already that my family did not like the taste of coriander, so I omitted it. I did add about a teaspoon of chili powder in it's place and the soup was great! This will definitely be made again and again."

ddisher User ID: 2820770 89997
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"All I can say is YUMMY! I keep the ingredients for this on hand, because it has become my favorite soup."

Ozarksong User ID: 283867 175169
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"BTW, I substituted instant chicken bouillion and beef bouillion and the appropriate amounts of water for the canned broths. Much more economical."

Ozarksong User ID: 283867 107444
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"This is a keeper - probably the best soup I've ever had. If you crave Mexican, but want something heart-healthy, you've found the right recipe! Something about the marriage of these flavors........mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm!"

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