“Perfect!” That’s what Sparky announced after I dished him up a steaming bowlful of this kick’n good soup. I have been fussing with Chicken Tortilla Soup for years trying to get it right. It was always real tasty but it wasn’t until yesterday that it hit the “perfect” mark. And I agree with Sparky. This is the real deal! And it is a breeze to prepare and ready to serve in less than one hour. Ready? Let’s build us some Kicked Up Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Here’s what we’ll need.
You’ll notice that I have home canned tomatoes and frozen chopped green peppers. Well, that’s because we canned our own tomatoes this Fall and I take advantage of inexpensive green peppers during the summer and freeze them for use over the winter. Use what you have. Fresh, frozen, canned, home canned. It’s all good.
Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 1 Cup onion Chopped, I used a sweet onion
- 3 Large cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Cup Green Pepper finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil divided
- 1 TBLS Chili Powder use a good quality for best flavor
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 28 ounce can Tomatoes I used 1 qt of home canned Whole Tomatoes
- 32 Ounces Chicken Stock I used a boxed variety that I like and buy in quantity
- 2 Cups frozen Corn Kernals I used yellow Corn
- 1 15 ounce can Black Beans rinsed and drained
- 1/3 Cup Cilantro finely chopped
- 2 Large Boneless Chicken Breasts cooked and chopped. About 3 cups
- 1 pack Flour Tortillas sliced into thin strips
- 1 bunch Green Onions chopped
- Place 2 TBLS Canola Oil in a large soup kettle.Chop the Onion and Green Peppers. Mince the Garlic and add all 3 to the soup kettle. Over low heat, saute' until soft.
- Combine the Chili Powder, Oregano, Salt and Cumin and set aside. I love pre measuring spices 'cause they look so pretty!
- Chop up the tomatoes if you are using whole ones. See how fancy I do it? LOL! I just take a knife and chop it up and down inside the jar. It works just fine!
- Add the Chicken Stock, Tomatoes, and measured spices to the kettle. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the Corn and the Black Beans and stir well.
- Stir in the Chicken and the Cilantro. Bring the soup back to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer while you prepare the Tortilla Strips
- Heat the remaining 1 TBLS Oil in a skillet until hot. Add the sliced Tortilla strips and cook until brown and crunchy.
- When you're ready to eat, ladle the hot soup into bowls, sprinkle with sliced Green Onion and top with crispy Tortilla Strips! That's it. Enjoy!!
- Thanks for stopping by today! Wherever your journey takes you on these cool crisp Autumn days, I wish you the warmth of a shared meal with loved ones.
- Journey on! Hugs and much love from me, Karen, TJG
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- I know some of my friends are highly observant and you will notice there is Cheese in the picture of the ingredients. Well, I deliberately did not add any Cheese and we both think the Soup is better without it!