Chicken Tortilla Soup

Green chilies, cilantro, and lime juice add a Southwestern flair to a classic soup.

from Reader's Digest | April 2009

Chicken Tortilla SoupTaste of HomeChicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 corn tortillas (6 inches each), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 1/2 oz.) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbs. lime juice

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In large resealable plastic bag, combine tortilla strips, 1 tsp. oil, and salt. Seal bag and shake to coat. Arrange tortilla strips on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Remove to paper towels to cool.

  • step-item number=”2″ image_url=”" title=”" ]In large saucepan, sauté chicken in remaining oil until lightly browned. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add corn, chilies, cilantro, and pepper, and heat through. Stir in lime juice. Top each serving with tortilla strips. Yield: 6 servings ($1.62 per serving).[/step-item]

– M. M., Traverse City, Michigan

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 221
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Sodium: 757mg
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fiber: 4g

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