The weather is turning cold and it is definitely time for some warm soup!
I made this the other night and we devoured it. I think it might be my new favorite chicken tortilla soup recipe. It has a bit of a kick to it, so if that’s not your thing then just cut back a little on the spices. We loved it and thought it was deeeelicous!
The garnishes really are a must, especially the sour cream. They make the soup even better!
- 2 whole Boneless , Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1-1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt (plus more to taste)
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper
- 3 cloves Garlic , Minced
- 1 can (10 Oz. Can) Rotel Tomatoes And Green Chilies
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 4 cups Hot Water
- 2 cans (15 Oz. Can) black beans, drained
- 3 Tbsp cornmeal or masa
- diced avocados
- sour cream
- chopped cilantro
- grated cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix cumin, chili pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on chicken breasts, then sprinkle a small amount of spice mix on both sides. Set aside the rest of the spice mix.
Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Use two forks to shred chicken. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium high heat.
Add onions, red pepper, green pepper, and minced garlic. Stir and begin cooking, then add about a teaspoon more of the spice mix. Stir to combine, then add shredded chicken and stir.
Pour in Rotel, chicken stock, tomato paste, water, and black beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Mix cornmeal with a small amount of water. Pour into the soup, then simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Check seasonings, adding more if needed---add more chili powder if it needs more spice, make sure you add enough salt.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with Fritos, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, etc.
Recipe Source: slightly adpated from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier