HERDEZ® Red Guajillo Chile Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
HERDEZ(R) Red Guajillo Chile Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

HERDEZ® Red Guajillo Chile Chicken Tortilla Soup

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"This tortilla soup is extra flavorful with the addition of red guajillo chile sauce! It's a little spicy, so add to taste!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and continue cooking and stirring, about 5 more minutes.
  2. Place a large soup pot on the stove and add chicken and onion mixture, chile cooking sauce, water, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken bouillon, and V-8 juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Ten minutes before soup is ready, lay tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, or until nice and crispy.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls, add additional toppings if desired, and add a few tortilla strips.
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  • For a less spicy soup, only use half the jar of red guajillo chile sauce, or add to taste. For additional seasoning, add more chicken bouillon or other seasonings such as cumin, chili powder, salt, or pepper if desired.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 13, 2013

We LOVED this soup! I made a few changes based on what I had on hand. I used pre-cooked deli rotisserie chicken. I didn't have V8 juice, so I used 1/2 cup beer & 1/2 cup tomato sauce. (which oddly DID taste a lot like V8 to me alone... or maybe clamato?) We love spicy so I added a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce. I also didn't need to use two pans! Cooked the onions right in my sauce pan. No problem, less dirty dishes! YUM and thank you!

Jul 08, 2013

My family really liked this! I cheated a little and use a pre-cooked deli rotisserie chicken to save some time. I have some picky eaters who are not really into spicy foods so I only used half the jar of sauce and it was delicious! I will make this again. :)

Mar 24, 2014

Tasty! I also had rotisserie chicken, leftover from last nights dinner. I didn't have V-8 so I used a blob of tomato paste and added lots of extra liquid because I also threw in some rice. I tailored a few other things based on what was in my kitchen (organic frozen corn, a spoonful of organic chicken base), and added cumin and S&P as suggested in the note. I forgot we used the last of the tortillas the other day, so I garnished with a little sour cream, cheese, chopped cilantro, and avocado. Very yummy.

Jul 29, 2013

This recipe is tasty, and so fast to put together! I also used the rotisserie chicken, and used pre-made tortilla strip garnishes. Start to finish this took me a max of 20 minutes. It makes a lot of soup, and is going to become a keeper for those nippy fall/winter nights!

Jul 26, 2013

I'd like to give this soup 10 stars, it was fantastic!!! I used chicken stock in place of the water and bullion, and added some steamed white rice for a heartier soup. Leftovers the next day were great too!

Apr 12, 2015

Picked up sauce on clearance, researched recipes, used this one. Used boneless chicken thighs as I like the flavor. Ez, ez, ez and delicious. Makes quite a bit and topped with all the fixin's, is awesome. Served with unsweet cornbread and flour tortillas as sides. Good grief, am full. Don't forget some tecate or modelo negro to drink for the big kids.

Jul 10, 2013

This soup was awesome! I like spicy foods. So I used the whole jar of the Herdez cooking sauce. Also, I used a can of diced tomatoes and chilies instead of just diced tomatoes. Since I did not have any V-8, I used a tomato salsa and added water to it. Also, based on the author's footnote, I added some cumin and garlic powder. It was delicious. It would go great with the Herdez Mexican Corn Bread.

Jul 08, 2013

We really loved this combination of flavors and ingredients - so easy to adjust to your personal preferences; make it your own with all your favorite toppings!


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  • Calories
  • 355 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 11 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1410 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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