Spicy Tortilla Soup

servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 0 Min

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  • 1 1/2 cups fresh Hatch green chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded, as needed
  • Blue and yellow corn chips strips, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs or jalapenos, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


In a large pot, saute the onions and garlic in the vegetable oil until soft. Add the remaining ingredients, except the cheese and tortilla strips. Simmer over low heat for at least one hour. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with tortilla strips and cheese. Garnish with cilantro sprigs or chopped jalapeno. Serve with hot flour or corn tortillas.

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