Chicken Tortilla Soup

My favorite type of food in the whole wide world is Mexican food, so naturally my favorite soup is chicken tortilla soup. A great friend of mine gave me a cookbook that has the absolute most easiest recipe for this soup. Once the temperature dropped below 70, I had to whip this up. Here is what you need and what to do:

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
1 tablespoon of chili powder
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
6 cups of chicken stock
2 cups of frozen corn, thawed
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped or 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (makes it spicy!!)
2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped

In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic, chipotle and chili powder. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the chicken stock. Bring it to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Add the corn and simmer for another 5 minutes. 

Turn off the heat, then add the tomatoes, chicken, cilantro and lime juice. Get a big bowl, ladle a few ladles of soup, top it with more cilantro, tortillas (I actually like mine on the side and use them for dipping) and maybe some diced avocado.

How easy is that?? I think you'll like it...

Image by me
Recipe derived from Food Network Favorites

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  1. ok confession- Im a vegetarian but this soup looks sooo good!! wonder if It would taste the same w/out the chicken- probably not huh?

  2. I think it would be great without chicken! You could use vegetable stock, definitly use the Rotel tomatoes, and add some canned black beans, rinsed.

  3. Wow...this looks DELISH!!! Great photo too...I just want to reach through the screen and eat it all up!

  4. Hi Tiffany,
    We just love a good Tortilla Soup and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  5. Ok, I'm so making this recipe too! You take the best photos which reminds me I need to take a photography class!

  6. Yum! So glad you shared the recipe as this is one of Kate's favorite soups!! It will be perfect for a volleyball night.

  7. pretty photo and I love mexican food too!!! I just tired a recipe for Chicken tortilla soup on pinterest and it was delicious very similar to this!

  8. I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY at Lady Behind The Curtain and share your recipe with us tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  9. Yumm. Chicken Tortilla soup, perfect for the fall! I will definitely have to give this recipe a try. You truly do a beautiful job styling your food photos Tiffany, they always look beautiful.

  10. Just made a similar version of this last night! So good!!! Can't what to see you on Friday!

  11. I'm bookmarking this for sure, I've been looking for a good soup to make with my new-found passion, homemade corn tortillas.

  12. OMG, that sounds so good. I am going to try it.


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