Top every serving of this chicken taco soup with broken tortilla chips and grated cheese

It takes just 25 minutes to prep a soup with a real depth of flavor

Published November 20, 2019 10:59PM (EST)

Chicken Taco Soup (Skyhorse Publishing)
Chicken Taco Soup (Skyhorse Publishing)

Excerpted with permission from Super Easy Soups and Stews: 100 Soups, Stews, Broths, Chilis, Chowders, and More! edited by Abigail Gehring. Copyright October 15, 2019 by Good Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

Mary Puskar, Forest Hill, MD

Makes 4 servings

Prep. Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 chicken breast halves
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 4 1⁄2-oz. can green chilies
  • 14-oz. can chicken broth
  • 14-oz. can beef broth
  • 14 1⁄2-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Tortilla chips, broken
  • Monterey Jack cheese, grated

1. In a large stockpot, cook chicken breasts in water until tender. Remove meat, reserving cooking water. When chicken is cool enough to handle, chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

2. Chop celery and onion. Grate carrots.

3. In stockpot used for cooking chicken, sauté vegetables in oil.

4. Combine all ingredients in stockpot, except the cooked chicken, tortilla chips, and cheese. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

5. Add diced chicken. Heat through.

6. Top each serving with broken tortilla chips and grated cheese.

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