You’ll love Our Heavenly Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
20 ingredients
10 cops
This homemade Mexican style chicken soup is so rich in intriguing flavors, vibrant in color and full of tantalizing aromas that fill your kitchen. It’s usually made by combining chicken broth, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and fried tortillas. There are numerous variations to add after that. We’ve added cooked chicken along with fiber rich black beans and hominy for texture. We also used a fabulous blend of spices from a company we found on the Central Coast (see shopping tip) to make this classic soup, the best we’ve ever tasted! The skinny for one cup of our delectable soup is 180 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. One cup of Baja Fresh’s chicken tortilla soup has 320 calories and 14 grams of fat. The most astounding number is their sodium content at 2760 mg. Yikes… Our recipe’s always a huge hit with everyone. It’s so hearty and satisfying it can be served as the main course too!

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  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2â½ cups chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 (6-inch) corn tortillas, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons spice of life “southwestern mesquite” spices or make our blend of spices, see shopping tip below
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, we like swanson’s
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz) can yellow hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • juice of 1 lime
  • topping
  • 1â¼ cups reduced-fat tortilla chips, crushed
  • shopping tip
  • at a wine event on the central coast of california we discovered the most amazing spice company called spice of life. they sell 6 fabulous blends of the most delicious, all natural spices. we’re using their “southwestern mesquite” for this soup. it gives our soup a rich, wonderful flavor. visit their website to order some or to see where they sell their line of spices at you won’t be disappointed! and, they’re super nice people too!
  • if you don’t want to use spice of life’s blend, you can make your own with this combination of spices-2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoons chili powder and 1 teaspoon cumin. if you desire more heat, add ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper.


Serving Size (54.58 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 87.17 Calories from Fat 49.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.46g 83.97%
Saturated Fat 1.33g 66.74%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 40.7mg 135.65%
Sodium 31.34mg 13.06%
Total Carbohydrate 1.67g 5.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.45 g 17.98%
Sugars 0.36 g %
Protein 8.47g 169.46%
Vitamin A 53.32IU% Vitamin C 1.24mg%
Calcium 13.97mg% Iron 0.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
plus, chopped onion, chopped garlic, or, reduced-sodium chicken broth, topping, reduced-fat, tip, a