Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Florida with Florida Chicken Tortilla Soup, a dish brimming with the vibrant flavors and freshness synonymous with the Sunshine State. This soup is a delightful fusion of tender, seasoned chicken, ripe Florida produce, and a harmonious blend of spices that come together to create a comfort food experience like no other. The rich, aromatic broth serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of textures, from crunchy homemade tortilla strips to the smooth, creamy avocados. Each spoonful is a celebration of flavor, balancing the zestiness of fresh citrus and the subtle heat of chilies, typical of Floridian cuisine. Whether you’re seeking a cozy meal on a cool evening or a light yet satisfying lunch, this Florida Chicken Tortilla Soup promises a positively delicious taste adventure that will leave you feeling warmed and content.



  • 2 to 3 Florida chicken breasts (cooked and diced into bite-size chunks)
  • 2 ears fresh Florida sweet corn, cut off the cob
  • 2 Florida bell peppers, diced
  • 2 Florida tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 1 jalapeno (remove seeds to lessen the heat), finely chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small can green chiles
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Hot sauce
  • 5 small corn tortillas, cut into long thin strips
  • Olive oil 
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste



Preheat a large skillet; carefully add the oil. Saute the onions, bell peppers, jalapeno, poblano and corn until soft; about 8 minutes. Add the minced garlic, tomatoes and green chilis and cook for additional 5 minutes. Next, add rinsed black beans, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Stir all the ingredients to combine. Pour in the chicken broth and water; add the diced chicken and tortilla strips. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, finish with fresh lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with fresh avocado, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips if desired.


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