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Tortilla Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Tortilla Soup recipe? Learn how to make Tortilla Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mags310

Makes 18 servings



Top with avocado, cilantro, lime wedge, cheese

Recipe Ingredients for Tortilla Soup

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
12 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
28 oz. diced canned tomatoes
76 gram lime juice
8 oz corn tortillas
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup cilantro

Recipe Directions for Tortilla Soup

  1. Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large pot (at least 5 qts.) over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in two-thirds of the garlic, 1 tbsp. salt, cumin, and chile flakes and cook 2 minutes.

  2. Add broth, tomatoes, and half the lime juice and increase heat to a gentle simmer; cook 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, pour about 1 in. of vegetable oil into a small frying pan set over medium-high heat. When oil is hot but not smoking, add one-third of the tortilla strips and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer strips to a paper towel-lined baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips in two batches. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt. Set aside.

  4. Purée soup in batches in a blender. Return soup to pot and resume simmering. In a small bowl, toss chicken with remaining lime juice, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes, then add to soup and simmer 5 minutes, until chicken is just cooked through. Stir in cilantro. Serve hot with tortilla strips and your choice of toppings.

Categories

Side Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 292.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
1137mg
47%
Potassium
437mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
10.4g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
20.3g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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