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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is delicious, hearty, rustic and just perfect anytime.  Made with chicken, poblano peppers, jalapenos, garlic, potatoes, corn, cilantro, topped with avocado and tortilla strips.  Awesomely, total comfort food
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded
  • 1 large poblano stemmed, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 6 Cups chicken stock
  • 2-4 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • corn tortillas
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoon avocados cut in half, remove pit and cube
  • oil


  • Boil chicken breasts for 15 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.Shred chicken with two forks.
  • In a large pot over medium high heat add chopped poblano pepper and onion. Cook for a few minutes or until onion is translucent.Add jalapeno or serrano pepper and minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender.  Set aside.

For the Soup Part 1

  • Add 5 cups of the chicken stock to the pot and add the chicken, cubed potatoes and corn. Simmer for 20-25 or until the potatoes are fork tender.

For Tortilla Strips

  • Cut a few corn tortillas into strips.
  • Add a few drops of oil to a skillet over medium heat. Fry tortilla strips for a few seconds and drain on paper towels. Set aside.

For the Soup Part 2

  • Add one cup of the chicken stock, the cilantro and lime juice to the blender with the pepper, onion and garlic mixture. Blend all until smooth.
  • Add mixture to the pot of soup and stir all together. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve soup and garnish with tortilla strips and avocado cubes.Enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 928mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 31.5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3.6mg