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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Servings 6


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed or minced
  • 30 oz chicken broth
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Toppings, optional

  • Avocado
  • Black beans
  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Hot sauce


  • Place all ingredients into your pressure cooker or slow cooker.
  • For the pressure cooker, set to high pressure. Cook for 15 minutes. Use quick release.
  • For slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • Once cook time is done, remove chicken. Shred chicken and place back into soup.
  • Top soup with whatever sounds good! I suggest avocado, black beans, cilantro, tortilla chips and if you're feeling wild some cheddar cheese, greek yogurt, and hot sauce! Have it your way, guys.


Other Thoughts:
  • You can sub all the spices for 1/2 a packet of taco seasonings if you want.
  • If you're a food safety freak like me, check your chicken after cooking (but before shredding) to make sure it has cooked to 165 degrees through the thickest part.
  • You can easily make this a lower sodium soup by buying low sodium canned tomatoes, sauce, and chicken broth. Plus, omit or decrease the added salt.
Athletes: All the tomato goodness in this soup is an incredible source of lycopene, a crazy potent antioxidant. Read: great for recovery! This is also incredibly high in protein.And, you have the flexibility to add in whatever your nutrition requires for the day ahead. Tough workout in the afternoon? Add some extra carbohydrates - tortilla strips or chips. Recovery day? Add black beans and avocado for more fiber and healthy fats.
Healthy Eating: Research shows we can support the maintenance of our muscle mass by eating enough protein at all three meals throughout the day. The base of this soup is very high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat. This allows you to dress the soup up to meet your nutritional needs. Add avocado for healthy fat. Add black beans for more fiber. Add tortilla chips for more carbohydrates. You get the drift...
Kids: Let the kids decide how they want to top their soup. All the cheese may be a great way to encourage them to eat it! Or, let them dip tortilla chips in the soup to try it for the first time. Have a self feeding, young one? Serve with more chunks and less broth so more of the good stuff makes it to their little bellies.