Lee Harrelson
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
Serves 6

This chicken tortilla soup recipe has great flavor and doesn't take much cooking time. It's also a great way to use up those corn tortillas getting stale in your refrigerator.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine broth and tomatoes in a soup pot, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add tortilla strips in a couple of batches and cook, stirring once or twice, until light brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove fried strips to paper towels to drain.

Step 3

In same skillet, cook chicken 3 to 5 minutes without stirring, until nicely browned on first side. Add onion, garlic, jalapeños, cumin, and salt; cook 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are softened.

Step 4

Add contents of skillet to simmering broth; cook 10 minutes.

Step 5

Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each with tortilla strips, cheese, and cilantro; serve each bowl with a wedge of lime.

Family Feasts for $75 a Week

Ratings & Reviews