Southwest Style Tortilla Soup

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Spice up the dinner table with this flavorful tortilla soup! Perfect for large gatherings or a small family dinner, this easy to make and tasty soup is sure to please a wide array of guests.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 sliced cloves garlic
  • 1 minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 ripe chopped tomato
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 dozen corn tortilla chips

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Heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onion, chipotle, chili powder, garlic, and salt and cook until onion softens, around 5 minutes. Add chick broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and let simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Add corn and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in tomato, chicken, cilantro, and lime juice. Put tortilla chips in bowls and ladle soup on top.

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