Chicken & Lime Tortilla Soup

Chicken & Lime Tortilla Soup
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  • 4Servings


  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lbs. total)
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 canned chipotles in adobo sauce, minced, plus 2 tsp. sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 5 small (6-inch) corn tortillas--1 chopped and 4 thinly sliced into strips then halved crosswise
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup drained canned corn
  • 2 limes--both zested and 1 juiced
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large pot, combine the stock, chicken, tomatoes and their juice, onion, chipotles and adobo sauce, 1 1/4 tsp. cumin and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate; let cool. Transfer half the soup to a blender, add the chopped tortilla and puree. Return the soup to the pot; season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, on a parchment-lined baking sheet, gently toss the tortilla strips with the oil. Bake, tossing halfway through cooking, until golden and crispy, about 8 minutes. Gently toss with the remaining 3/4 tsp. cumin, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.

Using two forks, shred the chicken, discarding skin and bones. Add shredded meat to the pot along with the corn, 2 tsp. lime zest and 1 tbsp. lime juice; season. Divide among bowls. Top with the avocado, cilantro, radishes and baked tortilla strips.