Mexican Chicken Soup

soupEssentially a taco soup.  Quick, easy and a big hit.

4 chicken breasts with bone in them.  Roast in advance and then chop into piece

2 cups chopped sweet onions

2 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

8 cups chicken broth

1 – 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes

2 jalapenos sliced

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground coriander

chopped cilantro leaves

6 six inch corn tortillas sliced into thin pieces

In a big pot cover the bottom with olive oil and saute the onions, carrot and celery until soft.  About ten minutes.  Add in the cumin, coriander, jalapenos, salt and fresh pepper to taste.  Make sure this is completely incorporated.  Add in the chicken broth and chopped tomatoes.  Add in the tortillas.  Bring to a boil and then down to simmer.  Let it hang out for about 25 minutes before serving.

mexicansoupOn the side sliced avocados, chopped cilantro, sour cream, chopped chicken (made before), shredded cheddar cheese and you could do a lime too.  I like putting all the mixings out separate and having people create their own soup.

A winner for a crowd.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Emily Steed

    I love your blog! This looks fantastic. I am going to try it.

    1. Gotham Gal

      super easy!

      1. Emily Steed

        Easy, delicious and kid-friendly are my main criteria these days 🙂

      2. Emily Steed

        Just as promised – a crowd pleaser! My kids even loved it!

        1. Gotham Gal


  2. Emily Steed

    I have been meaning to share with you a lovely woman-owned startup I ran across called Cookbook Create – I met the founder Anna Curran at a Lean Startup event at WeWork and she was fantastic – real go-getter. Customers can create customized cookbooks with family recipes – with photos too – and I thought it would be a great gift for parents to give to kids heading out of the nest or as wedding gifts to share family recipes. It reminded me of you!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Seen that. It’s cool

  3. awaldstein

    I’m in.Then again I”m in with anything with avocados anywhere on the table.I might drink a pet nat with this on a late afternoon.

    1. Gotham Gal


  4. kbb

    You just saved me for Monday night’s book discussion group get-together! Gracias!

  5. irisheyes

    The go-to meal in SoCal when you have a cold…that or In and Out!

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. jim forbes

        my first job as a kid was opening a new InNp0ut stand on highway 39.When it was cold we’d go out after work for albondigas soup.ORale!

  6. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Create your own soup is such a cool idea. My mouth is watering just reading this recipe. If I had to pick one dish to live on the rest of my life, it would be tacos 😉

  7. pointsnfigures

    looks great

  8. AMT Editorial Staff

    Sounds like a winner. We often buy rotisserie chicken breast — get a HUGE amount of chicken. Will have to use them for this recipe next time!