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Chicken Lime Tortilla Soup

This authentic Chicken Lime Tortilla soup recipe is one that is easy to make, with minimal prep time. It’s definitely a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Course: Soup
Keyword: Dinner, Food, Recipe, soup


  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp crushed coriander seed
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime


  • Saute the celery, jalapeño, onion and garlic in olive oil in a pot for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, chicken, canned tomatoes with chiles, cumin, oregano, coriander seed, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
  • Stir well, turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for an hour.
  • After an hour, remove the chicken and shred it (the meat should be very tender).
  • Place the shredded chicken back in the pot.
  • Add the chopped cilantro and squeeze the juice of the lime into the soup.
  • Stir well.
  • Place tortilla strips on top of the soup just prior to serving for a great crunch.