Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Chicken | November 12, 2012 | By

I swiped this creamy chicken tortilla soup from Tricia Yearwood’s Food Network Show a couple of weeks ago because it looked so good. When I read the reviews online a couple of days later every single person who had tried it after they watched the show gave it a thumbs up and a 5 star rating so I knew it had to be a winner.

The first time I tried it all of my kids were coming home for Christmas and it was the “first night in” – total chaos. This was the perfect answer, it was in the crock pot set on low, ready for guests to grab a bowl. I had some toasted tortilla strips on the counter and a big bowl of  salsa. It was the perfect dinner buffet for a busy night with people coming and going at different times.

This creamy chicken tortilla soup is super easy, it’s really just a matter of roasting your chicken breasts and then opening a bunch of cans, lining up your seasonings and other ingredients and then dumping everything in a BIG pot – this makes a lot of soup so use a large dutch oven or stock pot. 

You could easily serve 8 people with this recipe and you might even have a little left over for lunch the next day depending on the size of your servings.

Yes, you could use a rotisserie chicken but I can’t imagine that one bird would render enough meat so either stick with 4 large chicken breasts or pick up two birds from the rotisserie stand.

I love this soup, it’s true comfort food in a bowl and perfect this time of year.

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
497 calories
24 g
125 g
33 g
27 g
19 g
326 g
829 g
3 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
326g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497
Calories from Fat 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g
51%
Saturated Fat 19g
93%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 125mg
42%
Sodium 829mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
38%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 tbsp. butter
  2. 1 tsp. minced garlic
  3. 1 medium onion finely chopped
  4. 2 tbsp. flour
  5. 3 cans chicken broth
  6. 1 quart half-and-half (or 4 cups)
  7. 1 can cream of chicken soup
  8. 1 cup hot salsa
  9. 4 large boneless chicken breasts cooked
  10. 1 can black beans
  11. 1 can kidney beans
  12. 1 can corn
  13. 2 tsp. cumin
  14. 1 pkg. fajita seasoning
  15. 1 pkg. shredded cheese (I used a blend of cheddar and monterey jack)
  16. 4 corn tortilla's and a little vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Start by roasting the chicken breasts on a heavy baking sheet sprayed with Pam or coated with parchment paper. Season the breasts generously with salt and pepper and coat with olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove and cool. Cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Open the canned beans and corn and put them into a colander. Give them a rinse to get rid of the canning juices, then let them drain while you go the next step.
  3. Melt butter in large dutch oven, saute onion until soft, then add garlic for just a minute until fragrant. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Add the broth and half-and-half. Stir in the rest of ingredients, bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Slice the tortilla chip into 1/2" strips and fry in a non-stick skillet that's been coated with vegetable oil over medium high heat. Watch it carefully, it only takes a few minutes for these to go from yellow and soft to brown and crunchy!
  5. Serve the soup in deep bowls topped with tortilla strips and shredded cheese!
Adapted from Trishia Yearwood
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calories
497
fat
33g
protein
27g
carbs
24g
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Adapted from Trishia Yearwood
My Mother's Daughter http://mymothersdaughter.net/

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