Monday, 20 February 2012

Tortilla Soup Recipe

It is cold outside and we recently tried a new soup out at home and it was delicious. I will be adding it to my recipe folder. This recipe is a a two step process but you can take short cuts and add frozen cooked chicken strips if you like and skip step 1:). I just might do that next time.

Step 1: Make shredded chicken (make extra and freeze)

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
15 ounce can chicken broth

Put all ingredients in saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes. Cover the sauce pan. Turn off the heat and let the pan sit until cool. Remove chicken and use fork to shred.

Step 2: Make Tortilla Soup

1 Table spoon of olive oil
1 small white onion
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 small can diced green chiles
4 cups of chicken broth (I used half chicken broth and half water to reduce salt content)
28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 table spoon chili powder
2 cups shredded chicken

Heat oil in soup pan over medium heat Add onions and cook for 5 minutes.
Add garlic and chiles and cook for 2 minutes
Add broth, tomatoes, salt, oregano, cumin, thyme and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
Add chicken and simmer for additional 5 minutes.

Serve with sour cream, cilantro leaves, cheese, avocado and/or tortilla chips


Let me know if your family enjoyed it as much as mine did:)


  1. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Do you know if this can be frozen? I would love to be able to put this into my makeahead recipes, or to freeze it for families from our church who need help.

    1. I checked the recipe and it doesn't say other than you can freeze the shredded chicken for future use. However I don't see why you why not:) the soup part of the recipe just takes 20 to 30 minutes super easy

  2. This looks SO delicious!! I am going to pin this recipe. YUM.

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. Yum! That is going on our lunch menu for later this week. How much thyme in the soup part of the recipe?

    New follower from the TOS Crew.....

    1. Thanks for noticing I missed that it is 1/2 teaspoon of thyme.

  4. Thanks for the recipe; it sounds so yummy. In fact, I think it is time for lunch.

  5. Hi! Nice to meet you! Welcome to the TOS Crew! This recipe looks great! I'm going to save the link and try it on a Tuesday (I like the idea of a Taco Tuesday which for me is more than just Taco's).

  6. Hi! I just stopped by from the TOS Crew. Welcome! I am a newbie too, just a few weeks new. I'm gonna have to try this recipe now, thanks for sharing!

    Amy B in CA

  7. Oh, this does sound nice and perfect for the rainy days we have been having! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  8. This looks GREAT! Thanks so much for linking up! I look forward to trying this for my family. :-)

  9. I love tortilla soup and this recipe looks great!

  10. Yeah, I should have checked for the recipe here. I didn't even think about it when I read your other post!

  11. I hope you'll link this one up to our Kids in the Kitchen Link up on Tuesdays - no kids required - just family recipes or tips for cooking with kiddos!