Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup


This is a very comforting healthy soup. You can either grill the chicken,corn and peppers on the BBQ grill or use electric grill. The recipe is mild because of the kids but you can add some heat by adding jalapenos,cayenne pepper or red chili pepper flakes.

Add the marinate to chicken add rub it in.

Ingredients for chicken:
2 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
3 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons rum (not the dark one) or tequila

Mix all the ingredients and rub on the chicken to coat well.Let it marinate while you prepare the vegetables.

Grill or broil the vegetables

Ingredients for soup:
4 tablespoons oil
1 onion diced
3-4 garlic cloves crushed
1 zucchini diced
1 yellow squash diced
3 ears of corn the cob (grilled or broiled)
3 bell peppers ( I used red,yellow and green.)
1 can black beans,drained and washed
1 can fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz
1 can Rotel tomato sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
6 cups chicken stock *
salt and pepper to taste
Optional garnishes:
fresh chopped cilantro ( I add to the soup as well)
Shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
fried Tortilla strips or chips
*I made my own you can get it here


Grill the chicken

To broil the corn and bell peppers.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees on broil.Line a baking sheet with alumminum foil.
Place the vegetables on prepared baking sheet.
Broil the vegetables rotating them once in a while until all charred around.
When done,take it out from the oven and let it cool down a little.
Then,Cut the kernels of a corn using a knife.

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Remove the skin,stem and seeds from the bell peppers and chop them

Grill the chicken out side or inside using an electric grill such as George Foreman.

Heat a large soup pot or dutch pan on medium-high heat. add oil.
Then onions and garlic. cooked them for about 5 minutes.
Add all the vegetables and beans.cook for 5 minutes.
Add fire roasted tomatoes,rotel tomato sauce and spices.
Mix and let cook for 3 minutes.
Add stock.
Bring to boil then reduce to low and let simmer for 7 minutes.
Chop the chicken, and throw it in the pot.
Let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
turn off the heat, It’s done.

Serve with your favorite toppings listed above.


  1. Love the pics, have to try it :)

  2. This looks realy delicious Nadia, I am sure it tastes as great. Thanks for sharing, I will make this for the coming weekend. :)

  3. Thanks! We like it a lot,hope you will too.

  4. Thank you! give it a try.

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