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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe was a collaboration between my mother and me.  She emailed me a recipe that she created and I changed it up even more.  This soup is a super quick meal.  I used some rotisserie chicken and the soup was ready in minutes.  This has a slight kick from the Ro-tel tomatoes.  If you don't want any heat in the soup, use a can of mild Ro-tel or a can of Mexican stewed tomatoes.  We topped the soup with Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla chips and sour cream.  It was really delicious.  It was even great reheated for lunch.  This is a great weeknight meal for this busy holiday season!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
(Printable Recipe)

4 cups chicken broth
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1/2 rotisserie chicken meat, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Serve with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and Monterey Jack cheese.

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  1. This looks yummy! About how many cups of cooked chicken would you say this is? Thank you!

  2. This sounds good. I make tortilla soup every year. I like the idea of the chicken already cooked!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Terri - it is about 12oz of cooked chicken. 2 or 3 cups depending on how big or small the chunks are

  4. This is a good one too, Steph.

  5. Love this soup and it was so easy to make!

  6. I'm totally making this! We eat tortilla soup almost once a week and I'm always trying new variations. Love the cream of chicken soup shortcut, and I'm sure it still tastes great with all the spices and broth. The only thing I'd add is cumin. Can't leave out the cumin.

  7. I made the over the weekend and everyone loved it. It was nice not having to saute the onions and garlic -- not that I hate sauteing or anything, but when you want to throw together a quick lunch it's kind of nice to be able to just dump everything into the pot and simmer. The cream of chicken soup added the right amount body. I left out the corn and threw in a couple of torn up corn tortillas for texture and added cumin because it's one of my favorite spices, but other than that I followed your recipe and it was terrific.

  8. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes!


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