How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Anne The Pampered "Cook"


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 pkg Fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp pressed garlic; about 3 cloves
  • 4 cups half & half
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs all purpose flour
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingredients for Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Step 2

    1 onion peeled & chopped

    Step 3

    About 3 cloves garlic pressed. (1tsp worth)

    Step 4

    Measure out 1 cup salsa ( any brand )

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    Once melted, add the chopped onion & sauté

    Step 7

    Now add the pressed Garlic.

    Step 8

    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.

    Step 9

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

    Step 10

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

    Step 11

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

    Step 12

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

    Step 13

    Now whisk in 1 can of Cream of Chicken.

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

    Add the 1 cup of Salsa.

    Step 16

    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.

    Step 17

    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.

    Step 18

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

    Step 19

    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.

    Step 20

    Place into crockpot beans, corn, & chopped chicken.

    Step 21

    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.

    Step 22

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