Copycat McCallister's Deli Chicken Tortilla Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Disclaimer: I did not create this recipe. I found it on a response to a Yahoo Answers question where someone asked for a recipe for McCallister's Chicken Tortilla Soup. I have not attempted this recipe, but it looks promising so I am posting it here for safe keeping. Let me know if you try it before I do!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a skillet large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer. Add chicken, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chicken is done, about 15 minutes. Drain chicken; cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. In a medium stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until soft.
  3. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes and their liquid, chicken broth and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water.
  4. Stir together cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup water; stir into stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until broth is slightly thickened.
  5. Stir in chiles, cheese, cilantro and cooked chicken. Stir until cheese melts, then let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Ladle soup into bowls; serve chips on the side (or crumble a few chips over each bowl of soup). Garnish with chopped green onions.
  7. Yield: 4 servings.