Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix Jar Gift

"I love this soup."
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12 cups of soup




  • In a quart sized jar, place rice, pressing down carefully.
  • Then add seasoning packet, making sure it can be seen from the edges.
  • Then fill the rest of the jar with crushed tortilla chips.
  • Close with lid.
  • Tape a can of chicken to the top of jar (or if you wish, include instructions for adding a can of chicken to the instructions below).
  • For 12 cups of delicious Tortilla Soup:

  • Carefully empty tortilla chips from jar and set aside in a bowl.
  • Remove seasoning packet and also set aside.
  • Pour remaining jar contents into a large pot for cooking rice.
  • Add 10 cups of water, seasoning packet and one can (10oz) of diced tomatoes and green chilies.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add tortilla chips, and cover and simmer for five more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Dachelle
    This reciped turned out great. Even better the next day. We didn't like the soggy tortilla chips, though. Next time I won't simmer for five more minutes so they'll stay crispy.
  2. MontanaRose
    I received this as a gift last year. I had a houseful of hunters so decided to make it up. They went through it like crazy and the next day for lunch asked for it again. It was all gone the night before so I had to find the recipe fast. I use long grain brown rice and if there is any left over the next day it is wonderfully thick, I just add a little more water and chicken broth and it is soooo very good.
  3. WiGal
    Hubby and I loved this easy soup-and it would make a wonderful gift too. The flavoring is perfect.
  4. Hopkinskc
    I made this soup for Christmas gifts and *everyone* raved about it. Converted rice is a critical ingrediant in soup though, as it doesn't fall apart or blow up.
  5. jmichelleberry
    Before I sent this to someone I decided to make it myself. This was so thick that it could be eaten with a fork. I do not know what I did wrong, the only thing I did not have was converted rice so I used the regular long grain white rice. All I can say is this is a great idea that I wish worked, but I suggest you make it yorself before sending it to someone as "soup". It was pretty good as arroz con pollo though. Also, beware of the "Extra Hot" variety of Ro-Tel tomatoes...VERY spicy!


  1. Katy I.
    Made this sugar free by adding a crystal light lemonade. Also, for gift baskets, get a smaller pretty Mason jar, add two cans of chicken, and put two small snack bags of tortilla chips.. I thought it was much easier than separating out the chips from the mix.



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