In and around Osceola County we recently experienced a bit of a cold spell. Yes, it’s actually warming back up now, but there’s still time to enjoy some delicious comfort food, and thankfully, it can include many ingredients right from sunny Florida!

Check out this delicious recipe for Florida Chicken Tortilla Soup:

  • 2-3 Florida chicken breasts (cooked and diced into bite-size chunks)
  • 2 ears fresh Florida sweet corn, cut off the cob
  • 2 Florida bell peppers (your favorite color), diced
  • 2 Florida tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 1 jalapeño (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 (your favorite)
  • 5 small corn tortillas, cut into long thin strips
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


Pre-heat a large skillet; carefully add the oil. Sauté the onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, 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 now. 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.

We think you’ll agree that it’s Positively Delicious!

Source: Fresh from Florida