Chicken, Chorizo and Tortilla Stoup (Stew-like Soup)

  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m
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  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound chorizo sausage, in packaged meats case near kielbasa
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 small red potatoes, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire roasted chopped tomatoes (recommended: Muir Glen)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 sack red or blue corn tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack or smoked Cheddar
  • Suggested garnishes: chopped scallions, chopped cilantro or fresh thyme leaves


Step 1

Preheat medium soup pot over medium-high heat. 

Step 2

Chop tenders into bite-size pieces. Wash up, then season chicken with salt and pepper. Dice chorizo. Add extra-virgin olive oil and chicken to pot. Lightly brown chicken 2 minutes, then add the chorizo and garlic. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes, then add peppers, onions and potatoes. Cook 5 minutes, then stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, and hot sauce. Add chicken stock and bring soup to a bubble. 

Step 3

Preheat broiler. 

Step 4

Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender 10 to 12 minutes. Ladle soup into shallow bowls and top each bowl with a generous handful of crushed tortillas and cheese. Melt cheese under hot broiler. Garnish with scallions and herbs. ;

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