Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Author: Kimberly


  • 10 small yellow corn tortillas, cut into thin strips.
  • ¼ cup Avocado Oil
  • 5 T Pinehurst Olive Oil Persian Lime Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 64 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 12-oz packages of frozen or canned corn kernels
  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 avocados diced for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Diced green onions for garnish
  • Fresh Lime Wedges


  1. In a large skillet, add avocado oil and 3 T Persian Lime Olive Oil. Heat over medium-high heat. In batches, cook the tortilla strips, until golden brown, toss occasionally. Transfer cooked tortilla strips to a tray lined with paper towels. Immediately season with salt! Set aside.
  2. In a pot, Heat 2 T Persian Lime Olive Oil over medium high heat. Sear the chicken thighs until lightly browned. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Add onion, poblano pepper and jalapeno. Season with a salt and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for about a minute. Add oregano, coriander, cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, and chili powder and cook for about a minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, chicken thighs, bay leaves and fresh pepper. Raise the heat and bring liquid to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from the pot and shred. Return shredded chicken to the soup and taste. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed or desired.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls and top with fried tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro and green onions, and a fresh squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy!

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