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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sometimes you just want to spice up your normal soup recipe and try something different… Whenever my family goes to a Mexican restaurant, my mom typically orders their traditional chicken soup and most of the times it looks delicious! So, I decided to see if I could replicate her favorite Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup… and I must say that it was approved by her liking!

Personally, I always like to make everything as fresh as possible. I prefer to use fresh fruits and vegetables over canned or even frozen ingredients, because I think it adds more flavor BUT in this recipe, I wanted to make it ULTRA SIMPLE for you guys… so no stress, because this one is a no brainer! It was truly simple to make!

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Encouraging quote of the day is once again straight from the most encouraging and comforting book out there…

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” – Colossians 3:23

As a child, I always thought this verse meant things such as holding the door open for someone, helping an (wiser) older person cross the street, etc. But as I grew older, I realized how much more there is to the meaning. It not only means helping someone out in need, but always doing it with the right heart. When our hearts are right with Christ, we will do everything with love and compassion and humility, and never in vain.

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

It is time to grab our aprons and begin cooking!

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6


For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb. Chicken Thighs, boneless & skinless
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. Chili Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Soup:

  • 1 Red Onion, thinly diced
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn
  • 1/2 cup Bell Peppers, diced
  • 1/3 cup Green Chilis (canned)
  • 1/3 cup Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 quart Chicken Broth (more or less)
  • 14.5 oz Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Beans (optional)


For the Chicken:

  • In a pan over medium high heat, add the extra virgin olive oil. Allow it to heat up for 1 minute. In the meantime, mix the spices together in a small bowl and then rub them onto the chicken thighs (like a dry rub). Add the chicken into the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, use two forks to pull it apart into shredded chicken.

For the Soup:

  • In a large pot over medium high heat, add in the extra virgin olive oil and thinly diced red onion. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and then simmer for at least 10 minutes. Stir the chicken in right before serving the soup.
  • Top with freshly fried tortilla strips, lime, and avocado for the ultimate tasty chicken tortilla soup.

Hope you all enjoy this recipe! xxL

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Creamy Chicken, Quinoa & Broccoli Casserole

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