Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This healthy chicken tortilla soup comes together well with delicious hearty ingredients. The secrets to this soup are the green chiles, chili powder, and fire roasted tomatoes which adds loads of flavor!

Nothing beats a chilly day than a warm bowl of flavorsome soup. We are over the moon obsessed with this super easy chicken tortilla soup recipe! It is an ambrosial authentic Mexican dish that has us over-the-moon making it on repeat! Plus it comes from my cookbook Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cookbook, 100 satisfying, Family-Friendly Recipes.

Why this tortilla soup recipe works

Homemade tortilla soup is a healthy dinner that can be ready in about 30 minutes! To cut time, use pre-cooked chicken. I like to use roasted or rotisserie chicken that is already cooked and shredded. Purchase shredded cooked chicken at the store or make it homemade which you can learn how to cook a rotisserie here. Chicken tortilla soup is also really simple to prepare using staple freezer and canned goods and a few seasonings you probably already have on hand. Plus this easy tortilla soup is egg-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and gluten-free!

What goes into this Mexican soup

This soup is a composition authentic Mexican flavors of onion, garlic, and Anaheim peppers sautéed together with chili powder and coriander. The hearty texture is a composition of shredded chicken, chicken broth and a few canned items: fire roasted tomatoes, corn, green chili’s, and black beans. The toppings (not all shown) are whatever you want! I suggest avocado dices, cilantro, homemade baked tortilla chips or crispy tortilla strips that can be purchased in the salad section at the grocery store near crotons. You can also add jalapeno slices, shredded cheese and sour cream as well but this soup is so flavorful that my husband and I enjoy ours with just avocado and cilantro.

How to make chicken tortilla soup from scratch

In a large stock pot saute the oil with the onion, anaheim pepper, garlic, chili powder, and coriander and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Then add the broth, can of tomatoes, drained and rinsed black beans, can of green chiles, and chicken.

Cover and let it simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. The longer it simmers, the more flavorful but if you need a 30 minute dish, 20 minutes does the trick! When the chicken tortilla soup is ready, serve in a bowl and garnish it with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and crispy tortilla strips!

FAQ’s & Expert tips

How long will chicken tortilla soup last?

This will last up to 4 days due to the poultry. Poultry usually does not stay edible past 4-5 days after being cooked.

Can I freeze tortilla soup?

Yes you can freeze this soup in a sealed freezer bag with the air removed. Lay it flat to freeze so that it thaws quickly when ready to serve. When freezing, freeze just the soup and the garnishes included and the soup will stay good for 3 months in the freezer.

I can not find Anaheim peppers, can I substitute them?

If you have trouble finding Anaheim pepper, you can opt for another green pepper such as poblano pepper or green bell pepper.

For more satisfying family recipes, check out my cookbook, Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cookbook, 100 satisfying, Family-Friendly Recipes!

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