Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m a  soup-a-holic during the winter months but the go-to chili and chicken noodle soup recipes can get a bit boring after awhile. So last week I thought I would try my hand at a Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe and it was AWESOME. (Although I must say I was a bit embarrassed that I didn’t know what “hominy” was and looked a little ridiculous in Hyvee searching on my Blackberry for a hint! Sheesh.)

Here’s the modified recipe I used:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (48 ounce) “box” chicken broth
  • 1  cups water (if you need it)
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
  • 1 cup white hominy
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • crushed tortilla chips (not-optional!)
  • sliced avocado (optional)
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese (not-optional!)
  • chopped green onions (optional)


  1. Cook your chicken first and dice into large chunks, set aside.
  2. In a medium stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth, and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in corn, hominy, chiles, beans, cilantro. Simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Before your ready to serve, stir in cooked chicken and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, hit it with lime juice and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, cheese, and chopped green onion.

  1. Did Aleia like it? Will always asks for soup, but then never wants it when I do make it! It looks delicious….a lot like our taco soup!

    1. Sadly Aleia is NOT a fan, but like all kids, trying something new is like pulling teeth! All my recipes are hit and miss with her.

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