Copycat Mcallister's Chicken Tortilla Soup

"I love Mcallister's tortilla soup and had to find the recipe. Found this posted on another website, looks good."
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  • In a large pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the butter or margarine for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more.
  • Add the broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Add the soup, salsa, corn, chicken, cumin, fajita seasoning and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Stir and continue to heat for 15 minutes.
  • Crumble tortilla chips into individual bowls, add 1/2 ounce shredded cheese to each bowl and ladle in soup. Top each bowl with more crumbled chips, remaining 1/2 ounce cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro, few chopped green onions and serve.

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  1. Delfarat
    This recipe is good but not even close to McAllister's. It is too milky with all that Half And Half. I also had to add a lot more spice to make it taste pretty good.
  2. simone.rieck
    I not only change to taco seasoning; I also use rotisserie chicken--so easy and yummy!
  3. Tendoy5
    made this last night. so yummy and so easy!
  4. ncompton9
    This has been one of my new favorites! It is close to McAllister's but better. I prefer the creamier version. Sorry McAllister's but you've lost a customer. It was even approved by my picky 20 month old daughter. Great recipe!
  5. auwade03
    This was good, but to me it's missing the heat of the McAlister's version. The second time I made it, I added two cans of pureed Rotel tomatoes, and I think that made it better. I also subbed fat free half and half both times. I'm sure it would have been better with the full fat HH, but it was still very good without.


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