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blondie's chicken tortilla soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Blondie Pussycat
The Rockies!, NM

In the 90s, when tortilla soup was all the rage, I ate some at a local restaurant for a BIG price. I analyzed it, and in the next few days, I perfected it to MY taste. I've been making it ever since. I hope you'll give it a try. It ROCKS!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For blondie's chicken tortilla soup

  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 sm
    sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 or 3 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 can
    rotel tomatoes ands green chiles (select your heat) i use hot
  • 3
    chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless or you may prefer bone-in with skin
  • 1 gal
    stock or broth *or* 1/2 gallon water
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, divided
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar or monterrey jack cheese, grated
  • 2 md
    ripe avocados, cubed 1/2
  • 1
    14 oz bag of tortilla chips (i use calidad~not too salty)

How To Make blondie's chicken tortilla soup

  • 1
    In large hot stockpot (5-6 qt), pour in canola oil or evoo. When shimmery, add onions and saute' for 2 min over med-hi heat.; now add garlic and saute' for 1 min on med-hi heat. **Do not brown garlic**
  • 2
    Now add 2 gallons chicken stock or 1 gallons broth (stock is best.) add rotel, salt, then chicken. When pot comes to a boil, lower heat and allow to simmer with lid on for about 15 min. If cooking bone-in chicken simmer about 30 minutes
  • 3
    Remove chicken from liquid and set aside to cool enough to be able to shred it. Continue to simmer broth for about 15 minutes, so it can reduce. **if using broth**
  • 4
    In the meantime, shred chicken. Turn burner off if using stock. or When the broth has cooked for about 15 minutes, throw in 1/2 the bunch if cilantro. Turn off heat. Allow to stand about 5 min.
  • 5
    Pour stock into serving bowls, add about 1/3 cup shredded chicken,and some raw chopped cilantro. Top with grated cheese. Add avocado pieces. Crumble tortilla chips and add to bowl.
  • 6