Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad Maverix

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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)
  • Shredded Cheese

Optional: garlic powder, onion powder, salt + pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

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.

Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad MaverixTwo | 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.Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad MaverixBest Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad Maverix

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.Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad MaverixBest Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad MaverixFour | Pour into a bowl, top with shredded cheese, serve with a side of tortilla chips, & enjoy! Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad Maverix Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup Rad Maverix

 

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!

Best Ever Chicken Tortilla Soup

xo,

Merrissa