Southwest Chicken Soup

"This was given to me by my sister in law, and it's become a family favorite"
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  • Heat oil to medium in large soup pot.
  • Brown meat, onion, garlic and spices.
  • Add all canned ingredients and bring to low boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Bake Tortillas at 450 degrees on baking sheet for 5 minutes - watch carefully so as not to burn.
  • Place a pile of chips in soup bowl. Ladle in soup, top with sour cream and cheese.

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  1. Cindy W.
    I have won so many "cook offs" with this recipe (at work, clubs, etc.). Everyone wants the recipe. It's so simple and easy. Don't scrimp on the cumin. I add condiments of: lime wedges, cubed Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, sour cream (or plain yoghurt), sliced avacadoes, and chipotle chiles in adobo. A family fav, for sure!
  2. Starrynews
    Great soup! I omitted the salt and used some salsa as I was out of tomatoes. The flavor was wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Edited to add: I tried it again with tomatoes, as directed, and it was excellent again. I love how quick and simple this is to prepare!
  3. Mickey in MN
    Delicious and fast! I used rotisserie chicken (2 breasts) and frozen corn as I didn't have canned. There are only 3 of us and we like leftovers, so next time I'll double it and maybe add a little more chicken broth. It was low on liquid partially because I didn't have canned corn liquid but I also may have used more chicken than 8oz.
  4. Maito
    Excellent - great flavor! I loved the tortilla method (I used 8, not sure how many it was supposed to be). I used a can of tomatoes and a can of chillies since that is what I had. I also used less oil and salt and doubled the broth. This would even be just as good without the chicken as a vegetarian tortilla soup!
  5. happynana
    Nice soup! Very easy, made a very tasty meal and very quick! Loved the ease of the recipe. I made as directed except I all ready had some tortillas strips and used them. Made for the Best of 2009 Cookbook Swap.



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