chicken tortilla soup

chicken tortilla soup

Postby jennc » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:17 pm

this was a request from Rhonda. Easy and good!

1/2 onion, finely chopped (i used a whole small one)
3 T butter
4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
3 10-ounce cans Ro-tel (tomatoes and green chilies)
1 8-oz pk cream cheese
1 1/2 cups half and half or milk (I used half and half)
14 oz chicken broth (swanson's is fine)
4 tsp lemon juice
Tony Chachere's to taste
1 tsp salt

to top:
Corn tortillas, baked at 350 until crisp (or use Tostitos corn chips)
chopped green onions
Monterey Jack cheese
chopped ripe avovado

Cook onion in butter until soft. Add Ro-tel tomatoes and cook until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in cream cheese until melted over low heat. Stir in cooked chicken and broth, then slowly stir in half and half so it does not curdle. Add lemon juice, Tony's, and salt. Heat until hot but not boiling. Garnish with tortillas, green onion, and avocado.

Notes from me: the 3 cans of Rotel really make it spicy, so you might want to sub a can or two of the milder Ro-Tel to taste.

I added maybe another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk (or half and half) to thin it a little, it was really thick.

Tony Chachere's is a seasoning blend found easily here, but maybe not up north. Unfortunately, the stuff is a "secret recipe". The canister says "salt, red pepper and other spices, garlic powder." the website is www.tonychachere.com. More than likely, it'll still taste fine without it.
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Postby RhondaH » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:14 pm

I made this tonight! YUM!!!

Thanks Jenn!
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Postby jennc » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:15 pm

did you find Rotel?
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Postby ruffages » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:04 am

Jenn,

Made your soup last night. It's YUMMY. Just wanted to let you know that I found the Tony Chachera's (and Ro-tel...but Delmonte and Red Gold also make diced tomatoes with green chilis...there is more in the can (15 oz though...I used 3 15 oz cans and turned out great) up here in "da great white nord...dontchaknow". You just need to look carefully for it.

Also...I used fat free half and half (I heated for a couple minutes in the microwave to avoid curdling), low fat cream cheese. I doubt that you could taste the difference...it was INCREDIBLY rich tasting.

Thanks for a great recipe!


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Postby Lizzie » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:31 am

Mmmm, Carolyn I am glad you experimented with the low-fat substitutions before I did! ;)
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Postby jennc » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:23 pm

glad you liked it carolyn. Did you use FFree Cream cheese too? I'll do the fat free half and half next time since you tested it out and said it worked. Glad you found the Tony's! Try it in other stuff, we use it on everything "down here."
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Postby ruffages » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:37 am

jennc wrote:glad you liked it carolyn. Did you use FFree Cream cheese too? I'll do the fat free half and half next time since you tested it out and said it worked. Glad you found the Tony's! Try it in other stuff, we use it on everything "down here."


LOL...no, I can stomach low fat cream cheese, but every time I've tried the FF stuff, it ends up feeling/tasting like chalk.

Baby steps...

I typically use Emeril's Essence on everything. But now I have options. :mrgreen:

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Postby Nancy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:40 am

that looks good. But what is Tony Chachere's?
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Re: chicken tortilla soup

Postby jennc » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:19 pm

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Re: chicken tortilla soup

Postby Lisa » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:38 am

I make this soup all the time! Love it!
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Re: chicken tortilla soup

Postby jennc » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:42 pm

I had totally forgotten about this recipe and we made it tonight....OMG. So good!
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Re: chicken tortilla soup

Postby holliejjj » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:40 pm

Is that Tony stuff hot sauce? It seems vaguely familiar.

I LOVE chicken tortilla soup. love love love I will try this
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Re: chicken tortilla soup

Postby wanda » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:30 pm

holliejjj wrote:Is that Tony stuff hot sauce? It seems vaguely familiar.

Moderately spicy, more just seasoning - cajun seasoning.
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