Senor Pepes Chicken Tortilla Soup

Señor Pepe’s

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This classic Mexican soup uses a chicken base and a variety of zesty ingredients like garlic, cilantro, chiles, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and other flavorful additions. Don’t forget the tortilla strips for a fun and crispy topping!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can Señor Pepe’s green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons Señor Pepe’s chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Señor Pepe’s dry oregano
  • Pinch of Señor Pepe’s cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced, for serving
  • Señor Pepe’s Tortilla strips, for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent.
  2. Stir in chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered for about 15 minutes until thickened. Stir in chicken, corn, cilantro and lime juice for about 2 minutes until heated through.
  4. Serve immediately. Garnish with avocado and tortilla strips, if desired.

Featured Product

Senor Pepes fresh flour tortillas

Flour Tortilla 

Senor Pepes ancho chili powder

Ancho Chili Powder

Senor Pepes Mexican orégano

Mexican Dry Oregano

Senor Pepes cayenne pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Green Chiles Whole

Green Chiles

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