Jamaican Tortilla Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jamaican Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Jamaican Tortilla Soup

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"This rich chicken soup has a hint of coconut milk and Jamaican spices to give it a unique island flavor. Serve topped with mozzarella, crispy tortilla strips and a wedge of lime."

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Original recipe makes 8 (1 cup) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor or indoor grill for medium heat. Grill chicken breasts for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Remove from the grill, and cut into chunks.
  2. In a large pot, combine the chicken, water, bouillon and carrot. Season with allspice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Pour in the tomato, coconut milk and hot pepper sauce. Heat through, but do not boil.
  3. Ladle into bowls, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese and tortilla strips. Squeeze juice onto soup from lime wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2008

I am extremely pleased with this recipe! I reduced the water by half, but increased the coconut milk and tomatoes. I also doubled the spices, except for the red hot sauce (Sriracha, in my case). Next time I will leave the quantity of tomatoes as is, but continue with the reduced water and doubled coconut milk and spices. I used vegetarian chicken substitute and bottled lime juice, and we served it with the shredded pizza cheese we had on hand. This was fantastic. My fiance is a VERY picky eater, and he enjoyed it and said I should definitely make it again! It has a nice warm spiciness to it, without being uncomfortably hot. If I could give it six stars, I would.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 10, 2013

Not sure what went wrong. It was way too watery. I did NOT read review before making this and I see a lot of people are suggesting to reduce the water. I saved it as a recipe to try and then my husband picked it by the description and ingredients. Shame on me. I was so disappointed. I may have to try again with less water.


21 Ratings

Nov 29, 2005

Good recipe -- easy to prepare and a very interesting mixture of flavors. Don't skimp on the lime! If I make it again, I might add rice to make it a little heartier.

Nov 14, 2007

VERY good soup! I agree with half the water and double the spices, otherwise the ingredients are drowned out and the soup is too watery. I added avocado slices and fresh chopped cilantro at the end. Use about a 1/4 slice of lime for each bowl. I also added a little rice to make it more hearty.

Jul 09, 2007

I used about half the amount of water and doubled the spices. I thought it was really good. I don't love soups for meals, but this one is an exception for me.

Mar 24, 2011

We really, really liked this one. It tasted like a cross between Mexican lime soup (Sopa de Lima from this site is terrific) and Tom Ka Gai. I made the following adjustments per our tastes: homemade chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, doubled all spices except allspice, used a can + juices of Rotel for the tomatoes, light coconut milk. I used more chicken broth than the recipe calls for, having a total yield of 11.5 cups of soup. In the future I will also add an onion because I can't see any good reason not to. Be free-handed with the lime juice, it's the secret ingredient that makes everything come together. Your soup will only taste as good as your broth does -- so use a brand of bouillon or stock that you know and love! Thanks for sharing your recipe, this was a delicious low-calorie dinner for us tonight :)

Jan 11, 2010

Yes, halve the water, double the spices (incl ginger & garlic.) Adding rice or lots of tortilla chips bulks it up. A big hit!

Apr 21, 2010

Oh my gosh. Tell me JMJ...is this recipe like the Rumbi Island Grill tortilla soup?? I haven't been near a Rumbi's in over a year and CRAVE that soup. I just noticed that this recipe is extremely similar to the copycat recipe I have (sans cilantro). Living in Utah, I imagine you may know. I'm going to try this in the next week. If it is, you have saved my life!


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

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

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