Cafe rio tortilla soup

Main Dish
8 servings
15 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless

3 cups water

1 whole large sweet onion, chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots

1 small can mild green chilies

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 can Rotel brand tomato, lime juice and cilantro

1 can small white beans

1 quart carton chicken broth

3 teaspoons chicken flavoring or bullion cubes

1 cup frozen corn

1/2 fresh lime, juice and zest

topping options: cilantro, avocado, crushed chips, sour cream, cheese


  • Heat olive oil in pan. Add chicken and cook until light brown on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add 3 cups water to pan, cover and simmer chicken on medium high heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and set aside. In same pan, add onion,carrots, chilies, garlic, cumin and Rotel to juices, and add enough broth from carton until vegetables are covered.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Chop the chicken. Add chicken, beans, corn and lime juice to vegetable mixture in pan with all remaining broth.
  • If additional chicken flavor is needed, add some chicken flavoring to taste. Salt and Pepper. Garnish with fresh cilantro.


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