Spicy Fiesta Soup: Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup


Immerse yourself in the robust flavors of our Spicy Fiesta Soup: Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup. This heartwarming dish is a perfect blend of tender shredded chicken, rich tomato broth, and traditional Mexican spices. Topped with crispy tortilla strips, avocado, and a squeeze of lime, this soup is not just a meal, it's a celebration of vibrant flavors and textures.

Spicy Fiesta Soup: Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Sugar: 4g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz)
  • Crushed Tomatoes: 400g (14 oz)
  • Chicken Broth: 1 liter (33.8 oz)
  • Onion: 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic: 3 cloves, minced
  • Green Chilies: 2, chopped
  • Cumin: 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder: 1 tsp
  • Corn Tortillas: 4, cut into strips
  • Avocado: 1, sliced
  • Fresh Cilantro: A handful
  • Lime: 2, wedged
  • Vegetable Oil: for frying
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Chicken: In a pot, boil chicken in salted water. Shred and set aside.
  2. Prepare Soup Base: Sauté onion, garlic, and green chilies. Add tomatoes, broth, cumin, and chili powder. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Fry Tortilla Strips: Fry strips in oil until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Assemble Soup: Add chicken to the soup. Adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve: Ladle soup into bowls. Top with tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use homemade chicken broth for more flavor.
  • Fry tortilla strips just before serving to keep them crispy.
  • Add black beans or corn for a heartier soup.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this vegetarian?

Yes, use vegetable broth and substitute chicken with beans.

How can I store leftovers?

Store soup and tortilla strips separately in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I add other toppings?

Yes, shredded cheese, sour cream, or jalapeños make great additions.