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Servings: 4 people

Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup

This savory and comforting Mexican soup is packed with flavor.


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 3 c cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, optional
  • crushed tortilla chips, for serving


  • Add olive oil to a large soup pot, along with diced onion, celery, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook over medium low heat for about 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  • Add broth, chicken, diced tomatoes and chiles, cumin, cilantro, and salt to the pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Squeeze in lime juice from 1/2 lime (or to taste), and stir in cilantro leaves (if using) until wilted.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with crushed tortilla chips sprinkled over the top.


Optional ingredients to serve with soup: shredded cheese, sliced avocado, guacamole, additional cilantro, sliced jalapeno, diced red onion

Nutrition Facts

Calories 294kcal (15%)Carbohydrates 7g (2%)Protein 38g (76%)Fat 12g (18%)Saturated Fat 2g (13%)Cholesterol 89mg (30%)Sodium 1033mg (45%)Potassium 582mg (17%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 258IU (5%)Vitamin C 10mg (12%)Calcium 53mg (5%)Iron 3mg (17%)
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