March 22, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A few weeks ago I was craving some spicy chicken tortilla soup and decided to check for recipes online. I tried to find an Applebee's copycat or something that looked tasty and ended up making this after reading for a while and trying this once or twice. My hubby doesn't do so well with spicy food so I tried to make a "mild" version and it was too bland and not tasty enough. Next time I'll keep it hot and have him add some sour cream and take an antacid! :)

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cook three chicken breasts and cool, then shred into bite size pieces and set aside (use a grill pan, poach, or buy a rotisserie chicken).

Saute in large deep skillet until soft:
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 diced onion
1 green bell pepper
3 cloves minced garlic (add last so it doesn't burn)

After the vegetables are barely soft, add to the pan:
4 cups of chicken stock
1 can petite diced tomatoes (with liquid)
1 T. tomato paste
1 t. Chili powder
1 T. Hot sauce (I like Sriracha Chili sauce, you can get it most anywhere, or Tabasco works too)
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. sugar
1 can diced green chiles
Fresh ground pepper

Simmer until heated through then add:
Shredded Chicken
1 C. frozen corn

Serve up and garnish individual servings with:
Chopped cilantro
Diced green onions
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Diced jalepeno (if you like the heat)
Tortilla strips (I didn't have any when I took this picture so just pretend they are included!)


  1. This was so tasty and spicy (we added a serrano).

  2. So glad you guys liked it! You're good taste testers- thanks for the feedback!