Cheesy Tortilla Soup Recipe
- 1 envelope chicken fajita seasoning mix
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1/3 cup canned diced tomatoes with chilies
- 1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
- 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Guacamole and tortilla chips
- 1. Prepare fajita mix according to package directions; add chicken and marinate as directed. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink; set aside.
- 2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the tomatoes, process cheese and 1 cup Monterey Jack; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
- 3. Stir in cream and reserved chicken; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with cheddar and remaining Monterey Jack cheese; top with guacamole and chips. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
1 cup (calculated without guacamole and chips) equals 395 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,273 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Reviews for Cheesy Tortilla Soup
"Oh my goodness this is so good. We cut a cup of the broth out and don't add cheese to garnish because we learned we like it thicker and already love the amount of cheese in it. Hard to have self-control with this one- especially when served with tortilla chips."
"Good recipe, but a lot of fat for sure with all that cheese!"
"I've been looking for a cheesy chicken tortilla soup recipe for a long time and this is delicious! We loved it!"
""A keeper!" said all my family members when we enjoyed this soup tonight! My teens added Nacho Cheese Doritos instead of tortilla chips to the soup & thought those chips made it even better. I made my own taco seasoning mix from a recipe on the Allrecipes website, & the flavor was terrific--our local stores don't carry chicken fajita seasoning mix. Also added the whole can of tomatoes & chilies because I had to 1 1/2x the recipe in order to have enough for everyone. Will definitely made this one often!"
"Fantastic! I had already boiled some chicken and I didn't have the fajita seasoning mix so I just added some homemade taco seasoning that I had . I will definitely make again. May try it with ground beef instead of chicken in the future."
"This is a very good tortilla soup recipe. It is very rich though with all the cheeses in it. My husband said he wanted it again and again though. Thank you for the new recipe taste of home!"
"Fantastic! I cooked the chicken, broth, chilies and tomatoes, onion, and fajita mix in a crockpot for 4-5 hours. Then i drained the chicken broth into a saucepan and added the flour, cheese, and fat free half and half to thicken. I added back the crockpot ingredients and had great results!"
"Made this soup for dinner over the weekend and my family loved it! The only thing I did differently was to add a large can of black beans as well as add the entire can of diced tomatoes (drained) to the soup. I served this with a fresh green salad, fresh guacamole and tortilla chips. Delicious! Thanks for sharing a great soup."
"My family loved this & it was quick to make."
"I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magizine back in 2008 when I was 10. I made it and it was amazing. The result however didn't turn out to be soup. None of the foods showed at the surfaced so I decided to make it a dip. My family and freinds love this amazing recipe. Some of my freinds that don't like something in the recipe can't even taste it. It is a perfect blend. As soup or dip this is the best recipe I have ever came across."
"My family loved this recipe. I used frozen chicken tenders and put them in my crockpot with the fajita seasoning, chicken broth, onion, and tomatoes and chilies. Cooked it on low for 6 hours then diced up the chicken and through that back in the pot. I then cooked the flour with a couple cups of the broth from the crock pot until thickened then stirred that back in. I cooked it for about 2 hours more then threw in the cheese and stirred until melted. I then added milk instead of the cream and it still tasted wonderful. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"
"My family loved this recipe. I used frozen chicken tenders and put them in my crockpot with the fajhita seasoning, chicken broth, onion, and tomatoes and chilies. Cooked it on low for 6 hours then diced up the chicken and through that back in the pot. I then cooked the flour with a couple cups of the broth from the crock pot until thickened then stirred that back in. I cooked it for about 2 hours more then threw in the cheese and stirred until melted. I then added milk instead of the cream and it still tasted wonderful. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"
"Great recipe easy to make with great flavor"
"My daughter-in-law made this and it was terrific. A perfect cold winters night soup. I'll be sure to make it and put it in my recipe box..."