When you're looking for a hearty, satisfying soup that's packed with flavorful ingredients, this is the soup for you. It's loaded with chicken, corn, and rice, and it gets a burst of great flavor from salsa, cilantro and lime.
cost per recipe: $11.35
Heat the oven to 425°F. While the oven is heating, place the tortilla strips onto a baking sheet. Spray with vegetable cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until the tortilla strips are golden.
While the tortilla strips are baking, spray a 6-quart saucepot with vegetable cooking spray. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, if desired. Heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the chicken to the saucepot (to prevent sticking, make sure the pot is hot before adding the chicken). Cook until browned, stirring often.
Stir the broth, cumin and rice in the saucepot. Heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Stir the corn, salsa and lime juice in the saucepot. Cook until the rice is tender. Stir in the cilantro. Season to taste. Top with the tortilla strips before serving.
My soup was better than a restaurant. I tweaked the recipe with Rice A Roni Spanish Rice and baked chicken breast from my local deli. It was so flavorful. Can't wait to eat the leftovers!
Like another reviewer, I used canned chicken. I also added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of black beans. We had chicken quesadillas to go with it. So easy and delicious! Leftovers were great too.
I made this recipe for the first time today, my husband loved it. It was super easy to make, and was delicious. The only thing I did differently was add a little more chicken stock because it was too thick. I will definitely make this again.
Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup
This was amazing! I used my crock pot on low 6 hours and doubled the recipe. I omitted the cilantro and instead of 4 boneless chicken breasts I used two -12.5 oz. cans of breast meat. Next time I will use half the rice as it really thickened up the recipe since I used the crock pot. But as I said it was Amazing!! It is now on my "go-to" recipes. Thanks CKH!!
I add a can of rinsed black beans and use HOT Salsa and then freeze the leftovers! LOVE this soup!
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