Last summer, I got a craving for Chicken Tortilla Soup and even though it was 80 degrees outside, I made some. And it was good.
But last week, the weather was cold and rainy and again, I got the craving. But this time, I decided to throw together some different ingredients to see what I could come up with. And it was BETTER.
I credit it all to this recipe from Our Best Bites, which calls for fresh lime juice to be added to the soup right before it’s served. THAT, my friends, is the secret to life and great Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg taco seasoning
32 oz chicken broth
1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn
2 cans Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, drained.
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed and chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Juice of four limes
Add the shredded chicken, then sprinkle in the seasonings, stirring to coat. Pour in the chicken broth and then add beans, corn and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the lime juice immediately before serving. Garnish with shredded cheese, tortilla chips and sliced avocado.
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Looks Yummy! I am going to have to try this one.
Thanks for sharing.
Looks really good. I am saving this recipe so I can try it out one day!
This looks so good! I love tortilla soup and always trying different recipes. I’m going to try this ASAP!
Mmm…that sounds like an absolutely scrumptious flavor combo. I am sure this must have tasted fabulous! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.in/
Rachel @ Bakerita
This looks amazing! I love chicken tortilla soup, and I always put lime in it! Gives it such a nice fresh citrusy kick.
I’d like to make a suggestion, as a red blooded mexican foodie, swap the beans for “garbanzos” or chick peas as theyre called in english, and instead of canned tomatoes, make a quick “pico de gallo” diced fresh tomatoes, chopped jalapeños, fresh chopped onions and cilantro (mix in a bowl, add a splash og lemon and olive oil, salt and pepper to taste), then add that in scoops to the sopa, oh baby, oh baby… Corn tortillas, or just fresh queso oaxaca in those tortillas… Cant get any better. “Larga vida y prosperidad”
That does sound delicious, Julio! As a busy mom, it’s easier for me to use Rotel, but I’m sure it would be extra-yummy with some fresh pico!
I made this last night for dinner. It was amazing! Thank you so much! We crumbled lime tortilla on our bowls. Mmmmmm.