Somersizing Chicken Queso Soup

Recipe by Mommy Diva
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    large onion, chopped
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • 2
    (4 ounce) cans green chilies, diced
  • 2
    (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes (Rotel can be used)
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1
    (8 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 12
    cups cream (you can use 1 cup cream and 1/2 c. water.)
  • 4
    teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2
    teaspoons garlic powder (start with 2 teaspoons and adjust accordingly)
  • 2
    teaspoons cumin (start with 2 teaspoons and adjust accordingly)
  • 2
    teaspoons cayenne pepper (start with 2 teaspoons and adjust accordingly)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 -2
    cup rotisserie-cooked chicken, shredded (can use breasts or tenders chopped)
  • 1
    bunch green onion, chopped (white part)
  • 1
    bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter over med. high heat. Saute onion in butter until translucent.
  • Add green chiles and tomatoes (do not drain either one) and cook, stirring constantly, until about half of the liquid is evaporated.
  • Add cream cheese and cook until melted, stirring constantly.
  • Add broth, cream, lemon juice and seasonings. (At this point, you can puree the soup with an immersion blender, but that's optional--it's good either way).
  • Add chopped chicken and heat until warmed through. Do not boil.
  • Serve, garnishing each portion with chopped green onions and chopped cilantro.
  • According to the original poster, the garnish is a must for this soup. All the fresh ingredients give it a "crunchy kick.".
  • Non-Somersizers can also garnish with either cut-up & fried tortilla strips OR crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos.
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