Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup
Fall has officially arrived! I’m amusingly surprised at how this new recipe turned out. To be honest, I have very little interest in “cooking”. As a matter of fact, I hate to cook. On the other hand, I would love to spend the entire day baking (homemade caramel brownies + cream cheese stuffed cupcakes, anyone?)! I’ve been craving chicken tortilla soup so I searched for recipes on the good ol www. I literally found 1000's of recipes, everything from simple 6-can soup to recipes that would require the Quantum Theory. I took a few ideas from a couple different recipes that sounded good and made my very one recipe. Guys, I’m still dying at how good this tasted and the fact that I didn’t technically “follow” a single recipe to make it…just call me the Pioneer Woman...ha-ha.
1 small rotisserie chicken (or use baked chicken breasts -- I wanted something that was quick!)
8 oz Velveeta cheese
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn
1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
1 (14.5 oz) can cream of chicken
1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 (10 oz) rotel (I used hot)
Optional: garlic powder, onion powder, salt + pepper to taste
One | Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, cream of chicken, black beans and rotel and pour into a large pot over low heat. If you prefer a thicker soup add 2 cups of chicken broth at a time, until you reach the consistency you desire.
Two | De-bone the rotisserie chicken and add to the pot with the garlic and onion powders (if desired), turn the fire up to a medium flame and bring to a boil.
Three | Cut up 8 oz (or more LOL) of Velveeta cheese and stir into the soup, cover and let the flavors meld for 20 minutes, on low heat, stirring occasionally.Four | Pour into a bowl, top with shredded cheese, serve with a side of tortilla chips, & enjoy!
I really like love Chicken Tortilla Soup. It all began when I tried a bowl from McAlister’s Deli. Dear sweet baby Jesus, it is so good! Maybe I only really like it because it reminds me of cheese dip but also makes me feel like I'm being healthy? If you try this recipe let me know what you think!