Search
Close this search box.

Recipe for Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup by Dawn’s Recipes

Table of Contents

Recipe for Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 25 min to make this recipe. The Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe should make enough food for 4 to 6 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

Ingredients for Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large ancho chiles, seeded and stemmed
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, husked, kernels removed or 1 cup frozen kernels, defrosted
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 red chile pepper, seeded and chopped or thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/3 palmful
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika, half a palmful
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, eyeball it in your palm
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • 2 limes
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, halved
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions for Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the tortillas into 1/2-inch strips and scatter on large baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and bake until golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and reserve.
  2. While the tortillas crisp, add the ancho chiles and the chicken stock to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chiles are tender. Remove from the heat to cool.
  3. While the anchos simmer, heat a medium soup pot with vegetable oil over high heat. Add the corn and saute until charred at the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat a little, add the onions, jalapeno, red chile pepper and garlic. Season with cumin, smoked paprika and cinnamon. Saute for 5 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes. Puree the anchos and the stock in a food processor, then add it to the soup pot. Stir in the honey and the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Thin the soup with 1 or 2 cups of water and simmer over low heat to combine flavors, about 5 minutes.
  4. Zest and juice 1 lime and add to the soup pot. Seed and dice the avocados and add to a small bowl. Dress with the juice of the remaining lime.
  5. Pile some crispy tortilla strips into each soup bowl. Top with diced avocado and ladle the soup over the avocado. Garnish with sour cream and whole or chopped cilantro leaves.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Easy Chicken
  • Chicken Recipes
  • Poultry – Poultry (/ˈpoʊltri/) are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys). The term also includes birds that are killed for their meat, such as the young of pigeons (known as squabs) but does not include similar wild birds hunted for sport or food and known as game. The word “poultry” comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal.The domestication of poultry took place around 5,400 years ago in Southeast Asia. This may have originally been as a result of people hatching and rearing young birds from eggs collected from the wild, but later involved keeping the birds permanently in captivity. Domesticated chickens may have been used for cockfighting at first and quail kept for their songs, but soon it was realised how useful it was having a captive-bred source of food. Selective breeding for fast growth, egg-laying ability, conformation, plumage and docility took place over the centuries, and modern breeds often look very different from their wild ancestors. Although some birds are still kept in small flocks in extensive systems, most birds available in the market today are reared in intensive commercial enterprises.Together with pig meat, poultry is one of the two most widely eaten types of meat globally, with over 70% of the meat supply in 2012 between them; poultry provides nutritionally beneficial food containing high-quality protein accompanied by a low proportion of fat. All poultry meat should be properly handled and sufficiently cooked in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Semi-vegetarians who consume poultry as the only source of meat are said to adhere to pollotarianism.The word “poultry” comes from the West & English “pultrie”, from Old French pouletrie, from pouletier, poultry dealer, from poulet, pullet. The word “pullet” itself comes from Middle English pulet, from Old French polet, both from Latin pullus, a young fowl, young animal or chicken. The word “fowl” is of Germanic origin (cf. Old English Fugol, German Vogel, Danish Fugl).
  • Easy Main Dish
  • Main Dish
  • Easy Lunch Recipes
  • Lunch – Lunch is a meal eaten around midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a meal eaten midday. Lunch is commonly the second meal of the day, after breakfast. The meal varies in size depending on the culture, and significant variations exist in different areas of the world.
  • Mexican Chicken
  • Tortilla Soup – Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by María Ripoll. The screenplay by Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez and Vera Blasi is based on the film Eat Drink Man Woman, which was written by Hui-Ling Wang, Ang Lee, and James Schamus.
  • Soup – Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot (but may be cool or cold), that is made by combining ingredients of meat or vegetables with stock, milk, or water. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth. Soups are similar to stews, and in some cases there may not be a clear distinction between the two; however, soups generally have more liquid (broth) than stews.In traditional French cuisine, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, pig’s trotters and bird’s nests.Other types of soup include fruit soups, dessert soups, pulse soups like split pea, cold soups and other styles.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

More Recipes

Picture of Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

Read more exciting recipes!

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Why not subscribe to our monthly recipe list? From seasonal recipes to new cooking trends that are worth trying, you will get it all and more right to your inbox. You can either follow the recipes exactly or use them as inspiration to create your own dishes. And the best part? It’s free!

recipe