Chicken Tortilla Soup w/ Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips

Chicken Tortilla SoupThe weather is cooling off, the days are getting shorter and cozying up with a blanket and warm bowl or soup are high on my to-do list!

Savory, flavorful soups and stews are great for any Fall or Winter day, but on Sundays I especially like making something that can sit on the stove and more or less be ready to eat whenever we decide we’re hungry.  We tend to sleep in, eat a bigger breakfast later in the morning and our meal schedule sort of shifts.

For this soup, I wanted to add more flavor by giving my tortilla chips an unexpected little zing.  Lime juice, salt and pepper were the perfect combo.  Instructions in making your own Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips are included in the recipe below.  You can make a whole pack or save some for burritos or soft tacos later!

The best part of this soup, aside from how fantastic is tastes, is that it is so simple even an older kiddo could make it!  If you can do just a little cutting and open a few cans (and safely operate the oven and stovetop) you can totally make this soup!

Chicken Tortilla Soup w/ Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips

Chicken Tortilla Soup w/ Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips


  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • I Small Can Diced Green Chilies
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • I Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • I Cup Frozen Corn
  • I/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro (Fresh)
  • I Can Great Northern (White) Beans
  • I Avocado
  • I Package Soft Tortillas
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Lime


  1. In a large sauce pan, combine the first SEVEN ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium low, covered, for approximately 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from the soup and shred.
  4. Return chicken to the soup.
  5. Add the Great Northern Beans to the soup and the juice of half a lime (reserve the other half).
  6. Continue to cook over low heat.
  7. In the meantime, preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  8. Place tortillas in a single layer on a flat baking sheet.
  9. Rub each tortilla generously with the cut side of a lime.
  10. Season tortillas well with salt and pepper.
  11. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut tortillas in to bite size strips or into triangle chips.
  12. Bake in the over for 10-15 minutes, or until crisp. Keep an eye on them so that they don't burn.
  13. Serve the soup with tortilla strips, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and a few slices of avocado.
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Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips


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18 Responses to Chicken Tortilla Soup w/ Pepper Lime Tortilla Chips

  1. Lisa Heath says:

    Yum! My favorite type of soup!

  2. YUM! This looks better than what you get in restaurants!

  3. Jessica H. says:

    This looks so yummy! Definitely a soup I could eat all throughout these cold weather days!

  4. Carly says:

    Yum, this soup looks DELISH!

  5. Kendra says:

    Yumm! I love chicken tortilla soup

  6. Ashley says:

    Yum! Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my all-time favorites 🙂

  7. Jess says:

    YUM! Chicken Tortilla soup is amazing

  8. Soup is always a huge hit in our home and I can’t wait to make this one for our family!

  9. looks great thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  10. Anne says:

    It’s definitely soup weather, and this looks delicious!

  11. Sounds so delicious and it’s perfect for game day. Thanks for sharing at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party this week!

  12. Audrey says:

    I love the pepper and lime on the chips, I would never have thought to do that. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  13. Karly says:

    This looks like my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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  15. Those tortillas sound really flavorful!! I did a similar thing for tacos, but not with pepper – Delicious sounding meal here! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  16. Michelle says:

    This is one of my top favorite soups! The way you seasoned the tortillas is brilliant!
    Love it!

  17. Maria says:

    Yummy! I love the little zing of lime you added to the tortilla. This is perfect for the fall and something I’ll definitely have to try. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us on #shinebloghop!

  18. Theresa says:

    We love making & eating chicken tortilla soup! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party Pinned & shared.

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