Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

By March 13, 2014

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Begin by cutting your chicken breasts into cubes. My husband prefers to boil the chicken breasts in the chicken broth and then shred it. Either way is fine. I tend to lean towards the cubes as they cook into a nice sauce.

In a frying pan, on medium heat add the oil. Give it a minute or two to heat up and then add the chile powder, garlic and onion. Add the chicken and 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is a bit thicker.

Diced chicken for Tortilla Soup Recipe  | | Weight Watchers

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring the remaining chicken broth to a simmer.

Broth for Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe  | | Weight Watchers

Chop up the tomatoes and cilantro. Save the avocado until just before you are ready to eat so that it does not start to turn brown. Set out a bowl of cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.

Toppings for homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup | | Weight Watchers

When you are ready to serve put the desired amount of meat in a bowl. Top it with desired amount of tomatoes. Add some broth. Then, begin to put the toppings on. We like to squeeze some fresh lime juice on top, crunch up some tortilla chips, add a little cheddar (about 1 oz.), some chopped fresh cilantro and a slice or two of avocado. Delicious!


Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe | | Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: If you want to keep your points as low as possible, skip the fixings opting for only tomatoes, lime and cilantro and each portion (about 2 cups) will be 5 PointsPlus.
Add 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips = Add 3 Points.
Add a slice or two of avocado = Add 2 more Points.
Add cheddar cheese (about 1 oz) = Add 1 more Point.

Go crazy and add all of the toppings and you're sitting at an 11 PointsPlus meal.


This soup is a staple at our house. It’s fast to put together and we can all make it the way we choose. My husband and I load it with toppings, while my kids prefer to skip the broth and eat the meat and toppings with a tortilla. Either way, it’s flexible enough for the entire family, which gives it a win in my book!

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