Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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On the hunt for dinner ideas with chicken? A real winter warmer for the whole family, our chicken tortilla soup is hearty and delicious.

  • Recipe serves4
  • Preparation time5 minutes
  • Cooking time60 minutes


  • 300 ml vegetable oil for frying
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tin (410 g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 small red chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Robertsons Origanum
  • 1½ ltr water
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Stock Pot
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 200 g shredded cooked chicken
  • 50 g frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 baby marrow, sliced
  • Juice from 1 lime (about 2 tbsp)


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan and cook tortillas, in batches, until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels cut into strips and set aside.
  • In separate medium sized saucepan, heat olive oil and cook garlic on gentle heat for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add tomatoes, onion, chillies and oregano and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the water, Knorr Chicken Stock Pot and tomato paste.
  • Bring to the boil then simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  • Process mixture in food processor or blender, in batches, until smooth. Return soup to saucepot.
  • Stir in chicken, corn and baby marrow. Bring to the boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, then add tortilla strips. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Garnish, if desired, with chopped fresh coriander, diced avocado, sour cream, lime wedges and additional fried tortilla strips.
Facets: Mexican Chicken