Braces Friendly Recipe – Chicken Tortilla Soup

 Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas broken into small pieces


In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Saute garlic and onions about 3 mins. Add chicken, chili powder and cumin and cook another minute.

Add tomatoes (with juice), beans, broth, corn, diced chilies, lime juice and 1 cup water to the pan; season with salt and pepper.

Bring soup to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add broken up tortillas and cook until tortillas have dissolved.

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