Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you love tacos and you also enjoy a hearty bowl of soup, you’re in the right place! Our Chicken Tortilla Soup is the easy weeknight meal you’re craving this fall. Bursting with the benefits of white & dark chicken meat and packed with pantry favourites diced tomatoes, black beans and fire-roasted chiles, this soup is equal parts comfort and pazaz!
Recipe type: Soups
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup (125 mL) fire-roasted green chili
  • 4 cups (1 L) low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 lb (900 g) whole roasted chicken, deboned and shredded
  • ½ cup (125 mL) grated cheddar (plus extra for garnish, if desired)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat a medium skillet to medium high, add canola oil, onion, pepper and spices. Sauté for 2-4 minutes until tender and fragrant.
  2. Transfer spiced veggie mix to slow-cooker and add all remaining ingredients, except for cheese and yogurt.
  3. Cook soup for 2 hours on high in a slow cooker on high, or 30 minutes on stove top.
  4. Before serving, stir in yogurt, ½ cup cheddar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish and serve with extra grated cheddar, crispy tortilla pieces, chopped avocado, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges. Enjoy.
This recipe is great for the slow cooker or instant pot; however, it also comes together nicely on the stove top in about 30 minutes. Whether you have just a few minutes on a busy weeknight, or a rest easy Sunday afternoon, this recipe is ready to deliver a great family dinner!
A little extra time on your hands? Try our “Peruvian-Inspired Whole Roasted Chicken” recipe before you make this soup. Pressed for time? Grab a fully cooked, ready-to-shred rotisserie chicken on your way home. In a few short minutes, dinner is solved!

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