Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
The ultimate Mexican dinner turned into a warming soup, with high welfare British chook and some organic heat from fresh chilli.
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478 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 250g pack of chicken breast mini fillets
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 chilli
  • A handful of coriander
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • A 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 white tortillas
  • A 227g pot of soured cream
From your kitchen
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Pan with a lid
  • Baking tray
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Warm ½ tbsp oil in a pan over a medium heat. Fry the chicken over a medium heat for 10 mins, turning once or twice, till golden brown and cooked through.

  • 2.

    While the chicken cooks, peel and finely slice the onion. Halve the pepper. Scoop out the seeds and white bits and finely slice. Peel and crush the garlic. Finely chop the chilli, flicking out the seeds for less heat. Finely chop the coriander stalks.

  • 3.

    Lift the chicken out the pan and pop on a plate. Add the onion and pepper to the pan with a splash of water. Season. Fry for 5 mins, stirring now and then, till soft.

  • 4.

    Stir in the garlic, chilli and coriander stalks to the pan with a pinch of the cayenne (it’s spicy, so use as much or as little as you like). Add the chopped tomatoes. Fill the can with water and add that too. Bring the pan to the boil.

  • 5.

    Use two forks to shred the chicken. Add the chicken back to the pan once the soup is boiling. Cover and turn down the heat. Simmer for 10 mins.

  • 6.

    Heat your grill to high. Slice 2 of the tortillas into little triangles (you can freeze the remaining tortillas for up to 3 months). Spread out on a baking tray. Grill the tortillas for 8-10 mins, till golden and crisp, turning once or twice.

  • 7.

    Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning. Ladle into warm bowls. Top with a few of the grilled nachos, some soured cream and the coriander leaves. Serve with extra nachos on the side.

  • Tip

    Fancy a Mexican pizza?
    Spread a little pesto or passata on a leftover tortilla. Top with some shredded cheese, like mozzarella, a pinch of chilli flakes and some diced veg. Grill for a few mins for instant pizza satisfaction.