Copycat Pollo Loco Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

No need to head to your local Pollo Loco restaurant for tortilla soup. You can now make this fantastic soup packed with flavor and spice in your very own kitchen!

Copycat Pollo Loco Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

How To Make Copycat Pollo Loco Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 oz jalapeno, pickled, pepper, drained and chopped
  • 4 oz green pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz chicken breast, boneless and skinless, poached and shredded
  • 2 cups corn kernels, canned and drained
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 18 oz chicken broth
  • 14 oz tomatoes, diced, seeded
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Garnish:

  • 1 tbsp tortilla chips, per serving, crushed


  1. Sauté the onions, garlic, jalapeño, tomatoes, corn kernels, and bell peppers with olive oil in a soup pot until translucent.

  2. Add all the spices and continue sauteing.

  3. Deglaze with white wine and reduce briefly.

  4. Add chicken broth and tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and continue simmering for roughly 15 minutes or until flavors intensify and broth is slightly reduced.

  5. Add shredded chicken. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust accordingly.

  7. Once your dish is done cooking, serve it with a topping of crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 58mg
  • Calories: 186kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 537mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 382mg
  • Vitamin A: 405IU
  • Vitamin C: 19mg
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