Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Kim Wiese


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. The Test Kitchen


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  • 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

How to Make Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup


  1. 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.
  2. 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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About Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #taco, #comfort-food

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