Tortilla Soup



12 servings (serving size: 1 cup soup and about 3 slices avocado)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 176
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 12.8 g
Carbohydrate 18.3 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 707 mg
Calcium 45 mg


3 (6-ounce) skinned chicken breast halves
Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
1 small unpeeled onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups diced tomato
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into (3 x 1/4-inch) strips
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups sliced peeled avocado


Prepare grill or broiler. Place chicken on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and grill or broil 45 minutes or until chicken is done, turning frequently. Let cool slightly. Remove chicken from bones, reserving bones. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces; set aside.

Combine chicken bones, Corn Stock, and next 5 ingredients (Corn Stock through sliced onion) in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour. Remove from heat. Strain mixture through a sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Set stock aside.

Heat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add Grilled Corn Kernels, red onion, cilantro, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add chicken, stock, tomato, and next 5 ingredients (tomato through 1/8 teaspoon pepper). Cook until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into individual bowls, and top with avocado.

Chef Don Heidel,

Sundance Resort, Utah,

Cooking Light

March 1996
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