Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

When I was in Georgetown, Texas my co-workers and I would live for the day when The Ice Cream Parlour had Chicken Tortilla Soup as a special. One of us would go pick it up and bring it back to the store. They served it in a large foam cup. We would sit at the desk with a foam cup of soup and a Route 44 Sonic tea with lime. It was the perfect lunch. Sadly they closed for renovations and we could not get it for over a month or two. That is when I developed this recipe. I since moved away and I understand The Ice Cream Parlour is long gone. But I am happy to relive those memories through this recipe. It is warm, full of tender chicken, corn, onions and tomatoes. I serve it over baked corn chips and 2% cheese today. But feel free to use your favorite chips and cheese, but please don't forget the cilantro. It really adds that Mexican flare to the soup.

Chicken Tortilla Soup 
Servings:  6


1 lb uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast 
2 tsp olive oil
1 med onion, sliced in half moons 
10 1/2 oz canned tomatoes with green chilies, with liquid   
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with liquid   
14 1/2 oz canned yellow corn, with liquid 
4 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth 
1/4 tsp ground cumin 
3/4tsp seasoned pepper 
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning 
3/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 
Tostitos baked tortilla chips 
2% Mexican blend shredded cheese 


Place chicken in a 3-1/2 quart pot, cover with water and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. At the first sign of bubbles lower to temperature to low. Poach chicken for 30 minutes. Discard cooking liquid and shred chicken. Set chicken aside. Rinse pot and return to heat.

Sauté onion in olive oil until they start to get transparent. Add tomatoes, corn, broth and seasoning. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Add chicken and cilantro. Simmer until chicken to warmed through. Taste for seasoning, adjust to taste. Serve over corn chips and a tablespoon of Mexican cheese blend.

Linking to:
Carole's Chatter: Food on Friday - Corn
Memories by the Mile: Tuesday Trivia-TEXAS and Link Party
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky


  1. Yay for you for being able to recreate this soup! I know how it can be to move away and miss things like this. I'll add cilantro to my share, but the guys will vote no. They think it tastes like soap!
    Thanks for taking time to link up this week. I appreciate it--I know things are probably super busy!

    1. Isn't that funny, I never understood the soap thing? Some just don't appreciate cilantro at all. Have a great New Year!

  2. This looks so yummy I love cilantro :) thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Vicky, I popped by your blog too. Great blog! Have a great day!


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