Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zesty Cranberry Crème Fraîche

Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zesty Cranberry Crème Fraîche
  Review   Print   Save


2 1/2 quart water
2 cups Ocean Spray® White Cranberry and Peach Juice Drink
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon chicken base
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
5 medium jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and diced
2 medium carrots, diced
1/2 medium white onion, diced
1 11-ounce can sweet yellow and white corn, drained
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon buttermilk
6 to 8 corn tortillas, cut into 2-inch strips and fried crisp
6 to 8 cilantro sprigs


Combine water and 1 cup juice drink in 4-quart stockpot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breast, chicken base, garlic powder and white pepper; boil for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 cup juice drink in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapeños, carrots and onion; cook for 7 minutes or until tender.

Reduce heat under stockpot; transfer chicken breast to plate. Add sautéed vegetables to stockpot; return to a boil for 5 minutes. Transfer 1 cup stock from pot to a small mixing bowl; add 1/2 cup dried cranberries and set aside.

Add corn and black beans to stockpot. Dice chicken breast into 1/2-inch cubes; add to stockpot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries; simmer for 5 minutes longer.

To make crème fraîche, place sour cream, buttermilk and reconstituted dried cranberries into a food processor. Process until smooth.

To serve, ladle soup into large, rimmed soup bowl; top with crispy tortilla strips. Drizzle with crème fraîche. Garnish with cilantro.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

2011 Ocean Spray Foodservice Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Winner Shonna Ebert

Add a review
Cran•America™ Juice Drink

Cran•America™ Juice Drink

3 classic American fruits, together as one, for a limited time only.

Learn more
Join the Cranberry Club

Join the Cranberry Club

Tasty recipes, entertaining tips, product news, coupons and more.

Join now

Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zesty Cranberry Crème Fraîche


Kickin’ Chicken Tortilla Soup with Zesty Cranberry Crème Fraîche

Please Sign In

Forgot Password?

Reset Your Password

Please enter the email address you used when you signed up.

Join the Cranberry Club

Legal Terms and Conditions

Access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws which, by accessing and browsing this site, the User accepts without limitation or qualification.

The information set forth in this site concerning any products or services is subject to change without notice. Ocean Spray's products may not be available in all geographic locations.

Trademark Notice

Trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this website are the exclusive property of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Such trademarks may not be used without the express written consent of Ocean Spray. Other product names may be the property of their respective owners.

Serving Sizes

All references to Recommended Daily Allowances and other labeling issues conform to U.S. Law. Requirements in other countries may vary.

Community Submissions

If you submit material on our website, including recipes, reviews, photos or videos:
  1. All information that you communicate with Ocean Spray via this site becomes and remains our property. This means that...
    • We don't have to treat any such submission as confidential.
    • You can't sue us for using the ideas you submit (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas).
    • If we use them -- or anything like them -- we don't have to pay you or anyone else for them.
    • We will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of every kind. We can use them for any purpose, without compensating you or anyone else for them.
  2. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make -- in other words, you acknowledge that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
  3. Ocean Spray reserves the right to remove any content from this site at any point in time without notice or reason.

Store Locator

Locate Product