How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Ingredients for Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients for Chicken Tortilla Soup

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1 onion peeled & chopped

1 onion peeled & chopped

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About 3 cloves garlic pressed. (1tsp worth)

About 3 cloves garlic pressed. (1tsp worth)

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Measure out 1 cup salsa ( any brand )

Measure out 1 cup salsa ( any brand )

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Large sauce pan or stock pot to Med/High temp. Add 3 Tbs unsalted butter to pot.

Large sauce pan or stock pot to Med/High temp. Add 3 Tbs unsalted butter to pot.

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Once melted, add the chopped onion & sauté

Once melted, add the chopped onion & sauté

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Now add the pressed Garlic.

Now add the pressed Garlic.

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Once onion & garlic have cooked for about 3 Minutes and are tender, add the 2 Tbs of Flour. Cook for addition 1-2 minutes, blending the flour into onion mixture.

Once onion & garlic have cooked for about 3 Minutes and are tender, add the 2 Tbs of Flour. Cook for addition 1-2 minutes, blending the flour into onion mixture.

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Now add the 3 cans of Chicken Broth. I prefer the lower sodium option.

Now add the 3 cans of Chicken Broth. I prefer the lower sodium option.

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Now stir broth / onion mixture together & bring to simmer.

Now stir broth / onion mixture together & bring to simmer.

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Once broth is at a rolling simmer, add 4 cups of Half & Half.

Once broth is at a rolling simmer, add 4 cups of Half & Half.

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Being back up to a simmer & continue to whisk. See how cream white it is now.

Being back up to a simmer & continue to whisk. See how cream white it is now.

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Now whisk in 1 can of Cream of Chicken.

Now whisk in 1 can of Cream of Chicken.

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Whisk, whisk, whisk... Breaking up any lumps from the soup.

Whisk, whisk, whisk... Breaking up any lumps from the soup.

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Add the 1 cup of Salsa.

Add the 1 cup of Salsa.

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Now the pgk of Fajita mix. Whisk and whisk some more. You want to turn heat down to low/medium now and simmer away for a few minutes. This is when your kitchen will be filled with yummy aromas.

Now the pgk of Fajita mix. Whisk and whisk some more. You want to turn heat down to low/medium now and simmer away for a few minutes. This is when your kitchen will be filled with yummy aromas.

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In the mean time, pull the meat off of 1 roasted chicken. Chop into bite size pieces. If you don't want to but a whole chicken, use 4 cooked chicken breast.

In the mean time, pull the meat off of 1 roasted chicken. Chop into bite size pieces. If you don't want to but a whole chicken, use 4 cooked chicken breast.

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Drain & rinse with cold water the 1 can corn, 1 can black beans, & 1 can red kidney beans.

Drain & rinse with cold water the 1 can corn, 1 can black beans, & 1 can red kidney beans.

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Option: heat up crock pot / slow cooker. I like to finish this soup off in my crockpot for dinner in the evening for a crowd. If you using a large stock pot, just finish your soup on the cook top.

Option: heat up crock pot / slow cooker. I like to finish this soup off in my crockpot for dinner in the evening for a crowd. If you using a large stock pot, just finish your soup on the cook top.

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Place into crockpot beans, corn, & chopped chicken.

Place into crockpot beans, corn, & chopped chicken.

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Now pour the broth mixture we've made on the cook top down over. Give it a mix & cover. Depending on time of day, you can continue to cook on low for 8 hrs or high for 4 hrs.

Now pour the broth mixture we've made on the cook top down over. Give it a mix & cover. Depending on time of day, you can continue to cook on low for 8 hrs or high for 4 hrs.

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Done! Serve in a bowl with crushed tortilla chip, Mexican shredded cheese & a dal up of sour cream on top. Enjoy!

Done! Serve in a bowl with crushed tortilla chip, Mexican shredded cheese & a dal up of sour cream on top. Enjoy!

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