chicken tortilla soup

IMG_1476Ok ya’ll, I’ve got a really good recipe to share.  A few months ago I had the Food Network on and Trisha Yearwood was making chicken tortilla soup.  It’s really different from Trey’s famous tortilla soup, so I thought I would give it a try.  I did make a few changes to it and it turned out simply amazing.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

3 Tbl. butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbl. flour
Three 14 oz. cans of chicken broth
4 cups half-and-half
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of salsa
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 can of corn, drained and rinsed
A dash of cumin
1 packet of fajita seasoning
Tortilla chips
Cheddar cheese, grated


Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and sauté until softened.  Add the flour and stir well.  Add broth and half-and-half, mix well.  Stir in cream of chicken soup, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, cumin and fajita seasoning.  Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

Crumble a few tortilla chips into each bowl and top with soup.  Sprinkle a little cheddar cheese on top, and you have a bowl of comfort food at it’s best!

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