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Mexican Tortilla Soup

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 8 people

Originally developed with Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth, we’ve updated this recipe to use Swanson® Chicken Broth, cumin and lime juice to give it the same fabulous flavor.  This classic Mexican dish combines chicken, black beans and veggies in a flavorful broth.  Topping it off with crushed tortilla chips gives it the perfect crunch.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $8.98

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast or shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained or 3 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth or Chicken Broth or Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Can I use my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? YES!  Substitute turkey for the chicken (light or dark meat, they both work great).
    • Top it like a taco!  Top your soup with diced avocado, sour cream and/or chopped fresh cilantro.
    • If you don't have cooked chicken, use 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes.  Heat the oil in the skillet as shown above, then add the chicken and cook until browned.  Add the onion and peppers to the skillet with the chicken and follow the rest of the recipe as shown.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and jalapeño peppers and cook for 2 minutes or until tender-crisp.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, broth, tomato paste, cumin and chili powder and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the lime juice.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve topped with crushed tortilla chips or strips, if desired.

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  • Delicious and Easy!

    cookingham
    June 14, 2015

    I made this for dinner last night. I used 1 can of black beans, 1 can of pinto beans, 1 can of whole kernel corn, diced tomatoes, 1 8oz can of tomato sauce, chicken, freshly chopped green onions and cilantro and a package of taco/mexican rice. I dumped it all in and it takes care of itself. Topped with shredded cheese and sour cream, this soup is a winner! Fast, easy, cheap and delicious!

  • Yummy

    Renae
    March 25, 2015

    I made this soup over the weekend. Delish and easy. Makes lots. I used it for my lunches all week. Has just the right amount of kick.

  • Delicious and SO EASY!!!!

    Christy H.
    November 5, 2019

    This was a fan favorite at my home and office. I used a rotisserie chicken for the shredded chicken part and I added fresh chopped garlic to the onion and pepper saute. I also added avocado to the top, and some rice in the soup to make it a bit hearty. Its got a great flavor and I will for sure make it again.

  • Crockpot it up!

    LadyLePert
    June 13, 2015

    I love this. I put it all in the crock put with frozen chicken and leave it for 6 hrs. Shred the chicken and put it back in for another hour. So easy!

  • Scrumptious Soup

    babo17
    March 23, 2015

    I had this broth on my pantry shelf a few weeks, but yesterday the mood was right for trying the soup. I had cooked chix breasts ready to go, but not all the ingredients on hand. Nevertheless, I substituted a few things like RoTel diced tomatoes w/cilantro & lime, and added Chipotle roasted tomatoes. The biggest difference from the recipe was adding shredded colby/jack cheese at the end and on low heat so it would melt without sticking and incorporate into the broth for a creamier texture. Just delicious!! Will make it again. Loved the spiciness of the flavors all blended together. Shared some with ny neighbor & she wanted my "recipe". Great broth base!!! Thanks!

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    Made With

    Calories 110
    Total Fat 2 g
    Sat. Fat 0.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 27 mg
    Sodium 441 mg
    Total Carb 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 12 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 3 %DV
    Iron 7 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV
    Calories 108
    Total Fat 2 g
    Sat. Fat 0.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 27 mg
    Sodium 581 mg
    Total Carb 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 12 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 8 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV
    Calories 108
    Total Fat 2 g
    Sat. Fat 0.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 27 mg
    Sodium 428 mg
    Total Carb 10 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 12 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 7 %DV
    Potassium 8 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.