Chicken Tortilla Soup with Sweet Potatoes

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When fall arrives, I start craving soups. And one of the favorites around my house is tortilla soup. I love to play on variations on tortilla soup, and mixing sweet flavors with the spicy is one of my favorite variations. This variation has sweet potatoes--which turned out to be a perfect match! My husband said it was better than the other ways I've been making tortilla soup--and I've been making it for him for over 8 years! Princess Pea cleaned her plate--3 times! So this recipe is definitely a keeper!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
(makes 4-6 servings)

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 onion
(1) 16 oz can chicken broth
(1) 13.5 oz can tomatoes with chiles, not drained
(1) 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 tsp cumin
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced in 1/2 inch pieces
Salt & pepper to taste
Cooking Spray
Tortillas (about 4-6 fajita size)

Heat a soup pot with some cooking spray over medium high heat. Dice the onion and saute until softened.

Add the chicken breasts and brown the outside.

Pour the broth over the chicken and loosen any of the brown bits.

Add the tomatoes, beans, cumin, and sweet potato. Cook for 20-25 minutes 

While the soup is cooking, cut the tortillas in quarters and then slice them in 1/2 pieces.

Cook them over medium heat until they are golden brown.

Shred the chicken and place it back in the soup. Serve the soup with the tortilla strips on top. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, or guacamole--anything you'd put on top of a taco or fajita.


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  1. WoW! This looks really good. I'm loving the boneless skinless chicken breast, cooking spray instead of oil, and the use of sweet potato. I'm trying to eat healthy on a budget, and these go on sale all the time during the fall/winter. Looking forward to trying this recipe!

  2. Ummmm.....yes please :) I know that my family is going to love this!


  3. What a great idea to put sweet potatoes in it! Delicious! We'd love for you to share this at our party!

  4. oh baby! looks so tasty. I love tortilla soup in all its varieties, can't wait to add this to the mix! thanks for sharing.
    Stacia @

  5. Think my husband would love this!!

    Natasha @

  6. I'm so excited to start making soup again and this looks delicious!

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!

  7. Hi! This looks absolutely delicious! I found you at the Six Sisters' Link party and would love for you to share them at my link party at . See you at the party!

  8. Yum - this sounds fabulous! I never would have thought of adding sweet potato. Can't wait to try it.

  9. I love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind The Curtain and share your recipe with us? Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  10. Wow- that looks SO good! If you haven't linked it up yet with Wonderful Food Wednesday, I'd love for you to add it.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

  11. I love that you used real tortillas to make your strips instead of those pre-made ones. Also, what a great idea to use sweet potatoes, I love tortilla soup and never thought to add those. came over from thekindscourt4 and i'm excited to see what else you cook up

  12. I've started adding sweet potatoes to lots of soups that call for regular potatoes. I love the flavor they add, and surprisingly, so do my kids!

    I'll be featuring this yummy recipe on One Creative Weekend at tomorrow. Please stop by and grab a featured button if you’d like. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

  13. Oh my yumminess....i love sweet potatoes and I love that they're healthy too...xo

  14. Looks fantastic! I love the idea of using sweet potatoes. I found you next to my link up at The Grant Life. :) Megan

  15. After viewing a number of your photos I would really enjoy doing a recipe exchange with you. Please let me know if you are interested. I would cook one of your recipes and feature it on my site and you would do likewise. I look forward to hearing from you. -Savannah