Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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 11 Ratings
Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 large rotisserie chicken, boned and skinned
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 large stalk celery, sliced thin or chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 can(s) petite diced tomatoes
1 can(s) mild green chilis (these come in small cans)
1 qt chicken broth
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4+ c water (as needed)
1 pkg shredded cheddar, jack or Mexican blend cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 avocados, sliced. (optional)
1 pkg tortilla chips

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Kim Wiese Recipe
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Rockwall, TX (pop. 37,490)
Member Since Jan 2010
Kim's notes for this recipe:
This is a great take on a Southwestern favorite. Perfect for a chilly evening.
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The aroma of this soup while cooking makes you practically giddy to fill up your bowl and give it a try! Save a little time by buying a prepared rotisserie chicken - Works like a charm.


Break up boned chicken into bite-sized pieces. In large soup pot, combine all ingredients except the tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and the avocados. Cook over medium heat until soup comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.
To serve, put tortilla chips in bottom of bowl, ladle hot soup on top, sprinkle with cheese and with avocado slices, if desired.

This is terrific served with cornbread or cheese bread.

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user jodi bloom jb100772 - Jan 8, 2010
I really want to make this recipe tonight, but I am questioning just combining all of the ingredients i.e. cream cheese and shredded cheese and cooking for 2 hours. Could it be this easy?? Sounds delicious though ...
user Dawn Mosley dlmosley3 - Jan 9, 2010
honestly, i thought about this too, just befor serving i think i will add cheese, see what happens, or maybe add crm chz during cooking and mixed chz on top, ready to serve.
user Cindy Rapkin kikidoll - Sep 29, 2010
Just made the soup and my family really like it. I did change a couple things which I guess is what is so great about soup. You can personalize it. I sweated the carrots and onions and I added frozen corn. I have tried a couple of other recipes and we like this one the best.
user Ginny Mueller GmaGinny - Oct 6, 2010
Made this last night and it was SO GOOD! Will definitely make it again.
user Jamie Stewart LuLu0221 - Oct 25, 2010
I made this soup last week and it was amazing. I also added frozen corn and next time I am considering adding some black beans. Instead of topping it with avocados I used green onions. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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