Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I love Max & Ermas version of this soup and searched through the net to find one close and this is what i came up with. It is pretty tasty.
- 1 lb chicken (fresh, frozen, pre-packaged, canned, rotisserie, leftover whatever you have on hand.)
- 12 ounces corn (fresh, canned or frozen)
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of celery soup
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can Fiesta nacho cheese soup or 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
- 1 (16 ounce) can chicken broth or 1 (16 ounce) can stock
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies
- 1⁄2 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper sauce (like Frank's Red Hot)
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
- salt and pepper
- tortilla chips
- cheddar cheese
- sour cream, to top when serving
- Put all ingredients in the crockpot and stir to incorporate together.
- Place on high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours.
- Do not keep opening lid as this slows cooking time by 30 minutes every time.
- If too thick add more broth or water to thin out.
- If stovetop method is preferred just make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
My husband has asked me for several months to find a recipe for tortilla soup that is close to the version at Max & Erma's after he had it there for the first time. I searched several sites for weeks to find one that appeared very close to them while also having it be fast to put together. This was the first recipe I tried, and I did make a couple small tweaks but it turned out close enough that my husband told me to quit looking because I found our recipe. The tweaks I made were that I used 1 1/2lb of chicken breasts instead of 1lb, I cooked it for 3hrs on high and 4 on low, and the last 30min I cooked it with the lid off and added 2 handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese to melt in during that time. Also I crunched up the tortilla chips on top of our bowls just as I served it up. Not too much obviously compared to the original recipe, but it made the meal almost perfect. Next time, I'm going to try cutting up corn tortillas into strips and frying up crispy instead of using chips.