Chicken Tortilla Soup

by jerseygirl on March 1, 2010 · 19 comments

We had another snow storm last week and the kids had off from school again. We’ve had so much snow that the kids didn’t even want to play outside anymore. I guess they are finally bored of making snow men and snow forts.

But I am not bored of making soup! I could make this comfort food all winter. This time I went with chicken tortilla soup. For the kick, I used some dried arbol peppers.
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 TBS olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
dried arbol chili peppers, crushed (amount to your liking or another dried pepper)
2 cups frozen corn
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups cooked shredded chicken

2 TBS masa harina (fine cornmeal)
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
tortilla chips and sour cream for serving

In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and saute onion and garlic for a few minutes or or until it starts to brown. Add chicken stock, tomato sauce, peppers, corn, beans, chicken and masa harina. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Add avocado and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with crushed tortilla chips and sour cream. Makes about 6 to 8 servings.

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Sue Rosica March 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I make a version of this soup that is very similar, but no avocado. I will definitely try it next time. My recipe also calls for lots of fresh cilantro.

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Mom on the Run March 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I love new soup recipes :)

Thanks for sharing!

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redkathy March 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Delectable soup! Gotta have that kick if you ask me :) Winter sure is great motivator for home made soup. It's even cold to us down here in Florida. I think I made more soup this winter than any other winter.

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Sook March 2, 2010 at 12:03 am

Oh I really need to make this before the weather gets hot. Looks so delicious and warm!

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Sharon March 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

Gorgeous soup! Tortilla soup is definitely one of my top 5 favorite soups.

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The Japanese Redneck March 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

I bet that hit the spot on such a yucky day. Hope ya'll thaw out soon!

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kat March 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

We made that this winter too & it was really so much better than I expected!

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Robin Shreeves March 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I have to wonder how many food blog posts over the past month have begun, "It snowed, again. the kids are home, again. So I cooked…."

Looks yummy!

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Bridgett March 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I love this soup and all the flavor it has. Yours looks warming on this rainy day we are having.

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Katrina March 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

THAT is what I want for dinner tonight!

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dawn March 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

that crunchy topping with the lime juice is my fav part.

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Lea Ann March 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

I'm still on the hunt for a great Chicken Tortilla Soup. Even the recipe in one of my Rick Bayless cookbooks is bland. (Did I just type that out loud???) Can't wait to give this a try.

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teresa March 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

mmmm, definitely wouldn't get bored eating it either, delicious!

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Mrs. L March 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Sounds like a perfect soup for all the rainy weather we've had around here!

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Juliana March 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Lisa, nice tortilla soup…can you believe that I never had a chance to make this soup? Will definitely give a try :-)

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Julie March 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

This is one of my favorties…yours looks so yummy.

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Leslie March 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

looks like a fabulous soup! Hearty

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Chef Fresco March 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

We made some very similar soup just the other day! I love tortilla soup – it's the best!

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Aggie February 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I’m on such a soup kick. Love that you added those dried peppers, I have some in the pantry that I often forget about it. This sounds so good right now…

Thanks so much for linking up! Good luck! :)

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