Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of the easiest & most delicious one pot meals you can serve your family for dinner and tastes even better with homemade broth.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
- oil I used bacon fat only because I just made some and didn't want to wash the pot
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes you can use other fresh tomatoes or canned, its what I had in my fridge
- 1 1/2 cups corn I used Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn
- 15.5 ounce can black beans drained (I used Trader Joe's Cuban Black Beans)
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon salt
- large handful cilantro
- serve with chips sour cream, cheddar, diced jalapeno
Heat oil over medium heat in large pot or Dutch oven. Add onion and cook until tender and slightly golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, stir, and cook for another minute.
Add chicken broth, cherry tomatoes, corn, and black beans. Heat the mixture for about 5 minutes.
Now here's how you get a nice creamy soup: use a large spoon to transfer all of your cherry tomatoes to a blender. Then, use that spoon to scoop up about half of the beans, corn, and onions and add them to the blender too. You'll want about 4 cups in the blender. Process what you transferred out of the pot until smooth and then pour all contents back into the pot with the remaining soup ingredients. Continue to cook until soup is almost at a boil.
At this time, add your shredded chicken, cumin, salt, and cilantro. Stir until heated through and then serve.
I always serve mine with some freshly grated white cheddar, diced jalapeno, a dollop of sour cream, and of course crushed tortilla chips on top. Store any remaining soup without any toppings in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 2874mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg