It's Fall Somewhere...Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yea, it's 100 degrees here, but my A/C is crankin' and I'm ready to add soups and chili's back into our rotation, so I went for it.

I found this inspiration recipe on Pintrest, but followed it rather loosely, and came up with some bomb results.


The Goods
Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion
Minced Garlic
1 jalapeƱo, diced
1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
Strong shakes (1-2 tablespoons?) of chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt & pepper
1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 1/3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 Flour
2 can pinto beans Next time I would do 1 pinto and 1 black
1 can corn
1 cup of milk You could do cream as well


1. Dice onion and jalpeno, then sautee in olive oil and garlic for 3 minutes

2. Add chicken broth, chicken breasts whole, and all of your seasonings. Bring to a boil and then let pot simmer for 15 minutes (or until chicken is cooked).

3. Take the chicken out with tongs, and add in the 2 cans of diced tomatoes.  

4.  In a small pot, melt your butter and slowly add flour while continually whisking. You will get a dough-y roux. At that point, slowly add your 1 1/3 cup of milk. You'll get a creamy, thick gravy that will thicken your soup.

5. Add the roux into the soup and stir continuously for 5 minutes. Break up all of the roux. Dice/Shred your cooled chicken and add to the soup. Then add your beans, corn, and 1 cup of milk. I also added a heavy splash of Sriacha.

The soup is ready to eat, but the longer you let it sit, the better. We waited about 3 hours and it was divine.


  1. I'm sorry it's 100 there. Ugh!! That soup sounds amazing! I might need to wipe some up this weekend

  2. yum sounds perfect! Still working on a what to do in Midtown NYC for ya :)

  3. YUM!!!! I'm diving into soups too even though it's still hot here! This one looks so good!

  4. Yummy!! I love chicken tortilla soup!!! I've already started my soup kick too and it's 100 degrees here too!!

  5. I am so ready for soup season too! And I will definitely give this a try!