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Authentic Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is a perfect option for cold winter days and this version is as authentic as it gets. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: authentic, chicken tortilla soup, mexican
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 372kcal


For the Soup

  • 4 Roma Tomatoes roasted
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic roasted
  • 1/4 Onion roasted
  • 1 Large Ancho Chili boiled and de-seeded.
  • 5 Cups of Chicken Stock
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Avocado cubed
  • 1-2 Chicken Breast depending on how much chicken you want in the soup
  • Freshly fried tortilla strips
  • Lime
  • Queso Fresco or other type of cheese
  • Crema Table cream


  • Boil the chicken, then shred it and set aside the water to use as the chicken stock (you can use canned chicken stock if you prefer).
  • Blend together the roasted tomatoes, garlic cloves, onion and ancho chili.
  • Add the above mixture to the chicken stock with a small amount of olive oil and bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer for 25 minutes.
  • While the soup is simmering, fry the tortilla strips and set aside.
  • Add the tortilla strips and the shredded chicken to the bowl and then add the soup.
  • Garnish with the avocado, crema, cheese, chopped cilantro, and lime.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2190IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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