Best-Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup

    45 min

    This soup is super-easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. Chicken, chicken stock, salsa, creamed style corn, herbs and spices are simmered together, then served with crumbled tortilla chips and grated Cheddar cheese.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 50g margarine
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1.2 litres chicken stock
    • 1 litre single cream
    • 1 (295g) tin cream of chicken condensed soup
    • 225g fresh salsa
    • 1 (375g) tin creamed style corn
    • 6 boneless, chicken breast fillets, cooked, skinned
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 (35g) packet fajita spice mix
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 450g tortilla chips
    • 225g Cheddar cheese, grated

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the margarine for 5 minutes. Add flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the stock and single cream. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to low.
    2. Add the soup, salsa, creamed style corn, chicken, cumin, fajita spice mix and 2 tablespoons coriander. Stir and continue to heat for 15 minutes. Crumble tortilla chips into individual bowls, add 15g grated cheese to each bowl and ladle in soup. Top each bowl with more crumbled chips, remaining 15g ounce cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon coriander and serve.

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    I didn't make the soup but having tasted it I certainly will make it in the future. It's a real meal in itself, serve for lunch with crusty bread- delicious!  -  30 Aug 2010


    Fantastic Soup! I serve this in my coffeehouse and get nothing but rave reviews from my customers! I dump all of the ingredients in a crock pot in the morning, turn it to medium and it's ready by lunch. The only thing I do differently is to whisk about 1 1/2 cups flour into the chicken broth. This gives it a little thicker consistency. I also use dried onions instead of fresh and a large can of chicken (saves alot of time!). Try it, it will be one of your favorites!  -  05 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    OMG!!!!! I can't say enough about this recipe. Every time I make it I get rave reviews and many requests for the recipe. I buy a rotisserie chicken from Costco, remove chicken in place of breasts) then boil the carcass along with the skin (to add additional flavor) then strain and use as the broth. I also use a couple cans of Rotel tomatoes with chiles in place of the salsa. You have to try this recipe. You will not regret it.  -  21 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)