Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup


I used all organic produce, except for the corn (which was not available).

Prep Time: 20min

Cook Time: 20 min

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, remove skin and shred
  • 1 large can of diced organic tomatoes, juice and all (I use Bionaturae)
  • 2 small heirloom yellow tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 fresh ears of corn
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 serrano pepper, minced
  • 1/2 hatch chile pepper, minced
  • 1 box of chicken stock, low sodium
  • 2.5 TBS of chile powder
  • 1.5 TBS of cumin
  • 1TSP garlic powder
  • 1TSP onion powder
  • 1/2 TSP cayenne powder
  • 1.5 TSP of chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 TBS of olive oil
  • 2 – 3 limes
  • Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste (you will use more than you expect, about a TBS of each)
  • Garnish: Monterey Jack Cheese with hatch chiles, avocado, Guiltless Gourmet baked blue corn tortilla chips,cilantro, and lime).


  1. In large soup pot cook onion, minced serrano and hatch chiles in 1 TBS oil for about 4 min.
  2. Add canned tomatoes, fresh heirlooms, and corn (I cut corn directly into pot) simmer for 5 min.
  3. Add box of broth, juice from one lime, and spices bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 min.
  4. Add shredded chicken to soup and simmer for 5 min.
  5. Place soup in large bowl and garnish with chips, cheese, and cilantro with a squeeze of lime.

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About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

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