Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup with Smoked Paprika

Photo Credit: carlsbadcravings
Photo Credit: carlsbadcravings

Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup with Smoked Paprika

Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup – just what the doctor ordered when you’re fatigued, crazy busy or simply want to put your feet up and still enjoy a tantalizing bowl of hearty fiesta salsa verde soup.
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours

Serves: 6-8
Ingredients

Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 1/4 pounds chicken breasts (frozen is fine)
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups salsa verde
2 (14.5 oz) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.25 oz) can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
1 zucchini, peeled, sliced and quartered
1 large poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 – 1 teaspoon chipotle powder*
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Toppings
6 6” corn tortillas
Mexican cheese
Sour cream
Cilantro
Avocado
Lime juice
hot sauce
Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all of the Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. When chicken is tender, shred and return to slow cooker for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice tortillas into 1/2″ strips using a pizza cutter. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 425F degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crispy and slightly golden.
  3. When ready to serve, taste soup and add additional salt, pepper, honey, hot sauce to taste. Top individual bowls with tortilla strips and any desired toppings.
Photo Credit: carlsbadcravings
Photo Credit: carlsbadcravings

Notes
*You can start with a little chipotle powder and add more to taste at the end. I use 1 teaspoon and it is spicy.

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