Tortilla Soup

Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Serves: 4

Need a light meal that is equally satisfying? The tortilla soup recipe is perfect for you. This earth and spicy delicacy can be made with multiple ingredients. Soupy, cheesy, vegan, or with chicken. Let’s try a quick and easy tortilla soup recipe for a tasty meal! 

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast (cut into cubes)
  • 14-ounce chicken broth
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Corn tortillas

Refreshing and flavourful for a light meal!

To make crispy tortillas:

  1. Cut 6 to 8 corn tortillas into thin strips. Preheat a pan and put 1/4th cup oil to fry the tortillas. Now, fry your tortilla in batches and put them on paper towels.
  2. You can also bake your tortilla strips. Just toss them into a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoon oils. Put them on a single layer on a cooking sheet and bake at 350 °F for 15 minutes.

To make chicken tortilla soup:

  1. Take a large pot and heat it over medium flame. Grease the pot with cooking spray.
  2. Add the cut pieces of chicken and stir until brown for about 10 minutes. Now, add the chicken broth and cumin.
  3. Let the soup come to a boil and then, reduce the flame level. Cover the pot and let the chicken cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Now, add the salsa, lime juice, and chopped cilantro into the pot. Let the ingredients simmer for around 6 to 10 minutes. Your flavorful chicken tortilla soup is ready!

Chef Tip: You can use leftover chicken breasts to make your chicken tortilla soup recipe. Add extra jalapenos and chilies to make the soup extra-spicy! You can also add ingredients like avocado, corn, and beans to make the recipe more wholesome.

The tortilla soup is a quick and easy recipe best for snacks or a light dinner. The rich, spicy flavors can keep you coming back to this recipe all the time!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Tortilla is originally from Mexico from 10000 BC and was a staple diet of the Aztecs.

• On November 8, 1519, Hernando Cortes, a Spanish conquistador arrived in what is now Mexico in Montezuma’s  Aztec empire with seven thousand native soldiers. After many bloody battles between the two, on August 13th, 1521, Cortes claimed the capital.

Historical Fact

• The tortilla soup is one of the most important dishes of Mexican cuisine.

• The corn tortilla was a staple diet in Mesoamerican cultures from pre-Columbian times.

Nutrition Fact

• One cup or 245g of tortilla soup contains 130 calories of which 18 is from fat.

• It contains 2g of fat, 10mg of cholesterol, 850mg of sodium, 20g of carbohydrates, and 7g of protein.