Chicken tortilla soup

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced
2 tbsp crushed garlic
2 jalapenos, finely diced
1.35L low-sodium chicken stock
1 (400g) tin fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained
3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 limes, juiced, plus wedges for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
225g roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 (20cm) flour tortilla, grilled, cut into thin strips
1 avocado, pitted, sliced
225g shredded Monterrey cheese
1) In a large saucepan heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions and cook for two minutes. Once the onions have softened add the garlic and jalapenos and cook for another minute. Pour the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans into the pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to simmer and add your chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. Once chicken is cooked remove from pot. When cool enough to handle shred it and set it aside.

2) Add lime juice and fresh coriander to the pot. In a serving bowl add a mound of shredded chicken. Ladle soup over chicken and top with a lime wedge, grilled tortilla strips, avocado slices and cheese.

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