Chile Chicken Soup

Spices like chile powder, cumin, oregano and coriander will fill your home with aromatic scents while the soup is simmering. Try whipping up a batch of our Pepper Jack Cheddar Nachos to serve alongside.

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Recipe and image from Cuisine at Home

Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
50 min


  • 4 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp each chile powder and 
ground cumin
  • 2 tsp each dried oregano and 
ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 4-oz cans diced green chiles
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a dry nonstick skillet on medium-high, toast tortillas, about 2 minutes per side. Crumble into small pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chile powder, cumin, oregano, coriander and salt; add chicken and toss to coat.
  3. In a Dutch oven on medium, heat oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally until browned, 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add white onion, bell pepper and garlic to pot and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add broth and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add milk and stir to combine. Return chicken and any juices to pot. Add corn, chiles and crumbled tortillas. Stir gently, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice, green onions and cilantro.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 1/4 cups
  • Calories 476
  • Carbohydrate Content 53 g
  • Cholesterol Content 95 mg
  • Fat Content 14 g
  • Fiber Content 10 g
  • Protein Content 38 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 642 mg
  • Sugar Content 16 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g