Chicken Tomato Tortilla Soup


 Indulge in a bowlful of comfort that harmoniously blends succulent chicken, juicy tomatoes, and crispy tortilla strips. The soup, with its vibrant spices and aromatic herbs, promises a rich, hearty flavor profile reminiscent of a festive Mexican fiesta.

Photo of a dining table setup: a bowl of Chicken Tomato Tortilla Soup, a plate of extra tortilla strips, a bottle of hot sauce, and candles, creating a warm dinner setting.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A hearty bowl

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 330 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 24g
  • Fats: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Fiber: 5g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts (diced): 400 grams
  • Fresh tomatoes (diced): 500 grams
  • Tortilla strips: 100 grams
  • Chicken broth: 800ml
  • Black beans (drained and rinsed): 200 grams
  • Corn kernels: 200 grams
  • Red onion (diced): 100 grams
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 30 grams
  • Lime (juiced): 2 pieces
  • Ground cumin: 5 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 20 grams
  • Avocado slices, sour cream, and jalapeño slices for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté red onions and minced garlic until translucent.
  2. Add diced chicken and cook until browned.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, black beans, corn, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Before serving, add lime juice and fresh cilantro.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with tortilla strips, avocado slices, sour cream, and jalapeño slices.
Photo of a bowl filled with Chicken Tomato Tortilla Soup, showcasing tender chicken, tomatoes, black beans, and corn, garnished with crispy tortilla strips, avocado slices, and a dollop of sour cream, set against a rustic background.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Toasting the tortilla strips in the oven with a sprinkle of salt can enhance their flavor and crunchiness.
  • For added depth, a splash of chipotle hot sauce can be added.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken? Yes, shred the chicken and add it towards the end of the cooking process.
  • Is there a vegetarian version? Certainly! Simply omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead.