Healthy Tortilla Soup Recipe

One of our favorite ways to use our homemade chicken stock is to make Tortilla soup.

We use our 6 quart slow cooker (aka. crock pot) and put in all of the ingredients in the morning.  About 5pm to 6pm, it’s ready to eat.  We get roughly 6 to 8 heaping bowls worth.

Ingredients include:

  • 3 cups of homemade chicken stock
  • 2 14.5 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 cups of hot salsa
  • 4 cups of cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 8 oz. of Monterrey Jack cheese (we prefer raw)
  • blue tortilla chips
  • 1 or 2 fresh lemons

Add cooked chicken, garlic, stewed tomatoes, hot salsa, chicken broth, cumin to crock pot and cook covered on low for 8 hours or so.

Once ready, add to bowl.  Sprinkle cilantro, squeeze a half of a fresh lemon, crush up some tortilla chips and shred Monterrey Jack cheese to taste.

We used to make this recipe with store bought chicken stock.  It was good.  Now, with homemade stock…it is truly fantastic!

Take a look at the health benefits of stock at: Stock and Broth for Better Health

6 thoughts on “Healthy Tortilla Soup Recipe

  1. A good version of this is Tomatillo soup. substitute chopped tomatillos for tomatoes and green salsa for the red hot sauce (or jalapeños). If you want to avoid the corn in the tortillas, you can garnish with shredded cabbage and radish slices and avocados and lime. Excellent! If you eat corn, add canned hominy and you have pozole!

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