When time isn't on your side to make our scratch Chicken Tortillas Soup here's a quick version.


Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 2lb Greener Pastures Chicken Breast or 2lb Boneless Skinless Thighs
  • (3) Tbsp Chili Powder - divided
  • (1) Tbsp Salt
  • (2) Tsp Smoked or Regular Parika
  • (1) Tsp Cumin
  • (1) Tsp Black Pepper
  • (2) Quarts Chicken Stock or bone broth
  • (1) 14.5oz Can Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • (1) Large Yellow Onion - Diced
  • (4) Cloves Garlic - Minced
  • (4) Tbsp Olive Oil - divided 
  • 4oz Baby Spinach
  • (2) Limes 
  • Salt
  • (4) Scoops Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen Peptides Powder


  • (4) Corn Tortillas Cut into Strips
  • (1) Avocado Sliced
  • (1/4) Cup Cotija Cheese Crumbled
  • (1/4) Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • (1) Jalapeno or Serrano Pepper sliced thin or finely chopped
  • (1) Sliced Limes



Poach the chicken in boiling water until its fully cooked.   Shred or cubed the chicken once cooled enough handle.

Mix (1) Tbsp Chili Powder, Salt, Paprika, Cumin and Black Pepper and mix with Shredded or cubed chicken.   Set aside while you do remaining steps.

Add remaining (3) Tbsp chili powder and can of diced tomatoes to blender or food processor and blend until it forms a smooth paste.

Cook diced onion over medium heat for 5 min in (3) Tbsp olive oil.  Once onions soften add garlic and cook for 1 minute.   Do this in a large stock pot that you'll cook the soup in.

Carefully transfer the cooked onions and garlic into the blender with the tomatoes and chiles and blend again until smooth.

Re-heat stock pot over medium high heat and pour the blended ingredients to preheated pot (careful as it can splatter).   Stir constantly for about 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken and darken slightly.

Add (2) Quarts Chicken Stock and let simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.

Toss corn tortillas in remaining (1) Tbps olive oil and sprinkle with salt.   Cook to desired crispiness in a cast iron skillet.  

Add shredded chicken, spinach and (4) Scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and let simmer for 5 more minutes.    The collagen peptides help thicken the broth and provide loads of health benefits.

Add salt to taste at this point and squeeze 1 whole lime into soup.   Remove soup from heat.

Build your bowl of soup by first adding the freshly fried tortillas and then your other preferred toppings.

Written by JT Eberly

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