Spicy & Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

If you want to spice things up this winter, you need to try this spicy and creamy chicken tortilla soup recipe! Boy, you are going to enjoy eating every last bit! We eat a lot of spicy food in our house so this spicy tortilla soup is always welcomed with open mouths!

Sorry, I kinda got carried away a little there, forgive my amazing sense of humor (lol). Back to the soup, if you prefer a non-spicy version of this soup, try this easy tortilla soup recipe. If not, continue reading and make sure to save the post for later. Also, try my low-calorie white chicken chili recipe!

Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Spicy & Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This Mexican-style chicken tortilla soup is a healthy version and perfect for those on a diet. You won’t have to worry about eating too many calories if you’re on a low-calorie diet. It’s also low in saturated fat as well if you choose the right toppings so dive in…

Ingredients for 6 servings | preparation & cook time: 30 minutes

  • 2 cups of cooked chicken breast | thighs | or leftover chicken (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of green chilies
  • 1 can of corn (drained)
  • 2 cups of low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of adobo sauce (for a spicy smoky flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper | jalapeno | chipotle (chopped)
  • Toppings: avocado | tortilla chips | sour cream | cheese

How To Make this Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot and saute the onions until golden brown, stir in the garlic for about 30 seconds.

Add in the corn, beans, tomatoes, green chilis, chicken broth, paprika, garlic, chili powder, adobo sauce, and pepper of your choice, and increase the heat to high until your soup comes to a boil.

At this point, you can choose to puree all or half of the soup with a hand blender because once you add in the chicken, you won’t be able to.  (I usually puree 75% of the soup for a more creamy texture)

Reduce the heat, add in the chicken and cream, and half cover the pot, let the soup simmer for 10-15 minutes, and serve with your favorite toppings.

Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this soup has 251 calories | total fat 10.5g or 13% | 4.4g or 12% saturated fat | 44% cholesterol | 281mg or 12% sodium | 27g or 12% total carbs | 6.8g or 28% dietary fiber | 7.3g total sugars | 14.3g protein | 43% vitamin D | 61mg calcium | 12% iron | 634mg or 13% potassium |

Chicken Tortilla Soup Topping Options

Here are some of the most popular tortilla soup toppings that you can choose from. Just make sure to go for low-calorie dairy if you want a healthier version.

  • Crispy tortilla strips
  • Crushed Doritos
  • Crushed Fritos
  • Shredded Tex-Mex cheese
  • Cotija cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Avocado
  • Fresh lemon juice

How To Store Leftovers

This creamy tortilla soup can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days and reheated with a little bit of stock or cream over low heat. Make sure to stir occasionally. Unlike the easy tortilla soup recipe, you can’t freeze this creamy version thanks to the heavy cream.

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I hope you try this recipe and if you do, let me know how it comes out in the comments below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome recipes and tips.

Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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