Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

The delicious aroma of this flavorful, slow-cooked tortilla soup is sure to have your mouth watering!

Ingredients

  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Yellow or blue corn tortilla chips for garnish (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 5 (6-inch) soft corn tortilla

Directions

1. In 4 quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except tortillas, cheese, cilantro, and chips. Cover and cook on high 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. Stack tortillas and use a pizza wheel to cut into ½ inch strips. Place strips on rimmed baking pan. Bake 5 minutes; stir strips and bake 5 minutes longer or until crisp. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle each with cheese and tortilla strips. Serve garnished with cilantro along with tortilla chips, if desired.

Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
4 hrs
Serves
8

Nutrition Information

Calories
310
Total Fat
15g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholestrol
80mg
Sodium
662mg
Carbs
25g
Fiber
3g
Protein
23g

 

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