Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup with rotisserie chicken, garden veggies, cheese, avocado, homemade tortilla strips, sour cream, lime.

So as I have mentioned, I LOVE soup. I cook it all year round, but it is especially scrumptious in the fall. Just for the record, scrumptious is not a part of my regular vocabulary. Just sounded good. My husband calls me a food snob, and now I think he'll call me a word snob.
Anyway, back to soup. Make a big pot of soup and eat for a few days. Soup is one of those few things that is actually better leftover. I am not sure why, but it just is.

Now, who wants to make this?


Chicken Tortilla Soup (Large Batch)

6 cups cooked shredded chicken (one whole rotisserie chicken or about 4 large breasts)
10-12 cups chicken stock or broth
2 cloves garlic- finely diced
1 jalapeno pepper- rib and seeds removed and finely diced
2 med. onions- chopped
2 med. bell peppers- chopped
1 cup corn- either fresh corn cut off cob or frozen
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans- drained and rinsed
1-2 packets taco seasoning
salt & pepper
garlic powder
onion powder

for toppings/garnish:
lime wedges
sour cream
shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Mexican blend)
avocado- chopped
homemade tortilla strips

In a large soup pot, heat a couple tbsp. oil and sauté garlic & jalapenos for about 1 minute. Quickly add onions & bell peppers, season with salt and pepper, and cook for a few more minutes, until they start to soften. Next, add corn and sauté for about 1 minute, until warmed through.
Next, add tomatoes & black beans.
Then, add chicken stock. Just enough to fill your pot about 3/4 full.
Bring to a simmer, and add taco seasoning, salt and pepper, onion and garlic powder, and cumin to taste.
Once your soup is simmering, add your cooked chicken. Let simmer for a few minutes and reduce to low until ready to serve.

For homemade tortilla strips:
Choose your favorite tortillas (I prefer flour) and cut into 1/4's. Stack and thinly slice into small strips. Fry in batches in about 1 inch oil until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Season while still hot with salt and cumin (optional).

Ladle hot soup into bowl, sprinkle with cheese and avocado. Add a spoonful of sour cream, a squeeze of lime and a healthy handful of homemade tortilla strips and dig in. Feel free to add more toppings as your eating. I mean, less is not always more.


  1. Word snob. lol That is awesome. The soup looks delicious too. :)

    1. Better than just a plain old snob....right? is super delish. Hope you try it!

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    1. is! You will definitely love it. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. AWESOME! Thanks for the feature! It is great for a new blogger like myself....really appreciate it!

  4. Me! I'm making it today - picked this recipe out of many . . . not too fancy, not too plain. Thanks Haley - I'll let you know what the hard-working big boys think of it ;)

  5. Broken Arrow Oklahoma girl loves this recipe !!

  6. This recipe wasn't specific enough for me. For one, it had too much broth. One rotisserie chicken doesn't seem to be enough. There's not enough beans and it's too spicy. Sorry. If you decide to try it, only add 10 cups max of broth, 1 packet of seasoning, no extra cumin. Add another can of beans and drain your tomatoes. We like spicy foods, but this was too much. I would even omit the jalapeno.

    1. Oh man, I am sorry that you didn't like the recipe. I assume you haven't read my blog much, but I often say that I am allergic to recipes. What I mean by that is that I believe recipes are meant to be a starting point, and that a person should always feel free to alter and make substitutions to suit their specific likes and dislikes. I almost never follow a recipe exactly. I like things very flavorful, and I like spice. Some of my recipes may be a bit bold for others, and if that is the case I would suggest that you make substitutions. I will say, however, for those who are reading this comment and have NOT tried this recipe...this is by far the most popular recipe on my blog and people comment on Pinterest that they have made it and loved it. I have also made it dozens of time and my friends and family love it just how it is. So don't be afraid to try it the way it is. Also, taste it as you go and make adjustments so it is just right for you and your family.

  7. Hmm this made my mouth full of water hehe.


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