Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe

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Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe is chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips. If you use rotisserie chicken leftovers from last night, it is budget friendly, easy, and delicious.

Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe is chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips. If you use rotisserie chicken leftovers from last night, it is budget friendly, easy, and delicious.


 

What is chicken tortilla soup made of?

Tortilla soup is a Mexican-inspired soup made with a tomato (or chicken) base. It usually has ingredients like corn, beans, and often other additions like jalapenos and cilantro. It is simmered, then topped with crispy tortilla strips and whatever you’d like to add.

For authentic soup and it’s origin, visit this  site.

 

How to make our  easy chicken tortilla soup from scratch?

It is easy to make this tortilla soup recipe! Especially if you have chicken leftovers or rotisserie chicken to shred. If not, you start with cooking meat and vegetable oil until golden brown. You do this while your tortilla chips are in your oven ( please look at detailed description below ). Once your meat is done, you simply add tomato sauce mix, sweet corn, red beans ( black beans are great too ), spices mix and water. Let your soup simmer slowly for ten minutes. In meantime, tortilla strips are done and you serve it all immediately , garnished with chopped herbs, sour cream and avocado slices.

 

How long can you keep chicken tortilla soup in the fridge?

Your favorite chicken tortilla soup will keep airtight in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Extra tortilla strips will keep in airtight box at room temp for up to 5 days.

For tortilla soup recipes, you can use both tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.

 

What is diced tomato?

Diced tomatoes are chunks of tomato in tomato juice, and usually contain citric acid and calcium chloride (which helps the tomato chunks retain their shape)

Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe is chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips. If you use rotisserie chicken leftovers from last night, it is budget friendly, easy, and delicious.

 

As you can see at  One Pan Chicken Enchilada Bake here is another great suggestion of how to serve tortilla sprips for a snack or an appetizer.

http://www.2pots2cook.com/2020/03/26/one-pan-chicken-enchilada-bake/

Anyway, they are to be served with this soup instead of noodles.

If you are interested in what makes chicken tortilla soup creamy, here are some suggestions: the healthiest is to puree vegetables; if you add heavy cream or yogurt, stale bread or cornstarch you get the same results.

What are some great dishes to be served with chicken tortilla soup?

Burritos, quesadillas and Mexican rice. For more great ideas go to Insanelygoosrecipes .

 

For more soups at 2pots look at:

Vegan Chestnut Soup

Beef Bouillon Soup from Scratch

Perfect Lasagna Soup

Cauliflower Avocado Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Soup in Bread Bowls from Scratch

Spanish Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage ( Quick Version )

Greek Chicken Soup with Semolina and Vegetables

Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe is chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips. If you use rotisserie chicken leftovers from last night, it is budget friendly, easy, and delicious.

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Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe

Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe is chicken tortilla soup with homemade tortilla strips. If you use rotisserie chicken leftovers from last night, it is budget friendly, easy, and delicious.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tortilla Chicken Soup Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for tortilla strips:
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Ingredients for the soup:
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups cubed chicken breasts or shredded rotisserie or leftovers
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cup red beans, precooked
  • 1 ½ Tbsp chili con carne spices mix (chili powder mix)
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp diced tomatoes or tomato sauce + 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp sweet corn
  • Parsley or coriander leaves, chopped, to garnish
  • Avocado slices and sour cream to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C 7 356 F.

  2. Cover sheet pan with parchment paper.

  3. Halve tortillas and slice to 1/2 inch strips.

  4. On parchment paper, toss tortilla strips using your hands to coat evenly with oil and salt.

  5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until crisp an lightly golden. Set aside.

  6. While strips bake, start to prepare the soup.

  7. Heat oil over medium heat, in large pot, and add chopped chicken breasts. Cook until lightly brown. Salt to taste.

  8. In a mug, combine tomato sauce or diced tomatoes with corn starch and add it to chicken, together with beans, sweet corn and chili powder mix.

  9. Let your chicken tortilla soup boil slowly for 10 minutes.

  10. Serve your soup recipe immediately and garnish with crispy tortilla strips, avocado slices and sour cream.

  11. If any leftovers, you may keep this soup in the fridge up to 5 days.

 

 

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