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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Chowder Recipe

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Chowder Recipe

A restaurant-style soup starting with a can? It's possible with this creamy, comforting soup. Dana Rood, Oreana, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 package (9 ounces) ready-to-serve roasted chicken breast strips, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 flour tortillas (8 inches), cut into 2-inch x 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the soups, milk and broth. Heat through, stirring frequently. Add the corn, chicken and chilies; bring to a boil. Stir in tortilla strips. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 280 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 1569mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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modgeholly User ID: 7722830 190767
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Good but added spices like garlic chili powder cumin and fresh chopped onion then added regular corn and black beans and used tortilla chips when serving it. I used roasted chicken and Also i omitted can chilies and used 1/2 c pepper jack cheese and 1/2 c velveeta."

4Huskers User ID: 5191012 117660
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"Very easy, very good and will make it again! It was a cold snowy night here so it was perfect to warm us up. The only changes I made were adding black beans instead of mexi-corn since, believe it or not, the family doesn't care for the corn. I also used corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas because that is all I had. I didn't have the ready-to-serve chicken strips so I just baked a large chicken breast and cut it in strips . . . worked just fine. This will be one of our favorites! Thanks for sharing this recipe."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 175495
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Very easy and very good! Made just as directed . :-)"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 103780
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2012

"OK, OK, so I know this soup is outrageoously high in sodium content. That said, it was delicious! It was fast, easy and tasty. I used cooked chicken that I had on hand and followed the recipe without any variations. My husband liked it so much that he swiped my new Taste of Home soup cookbook that I haven't even had a chance to read through yet and tucked it into his lunch bag so that he could take the recipe to work tomorrow and copy it for his staff. You might try using the reduced sodium soups if sodium content is a concern."

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 175494
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"It was ok."

deajoh User ID: 2238135 175491
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Very easy and very good. It makes a lot and I have frozen some of it and used it later. My family enjoys it."

MrsHanna User ID: 5477667 106927
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This recipe is very easy and the end result is so good! I followed most of the directions but changed the following:

-Instead of chicken breast strips, I used 2 cans of white meat chicken
-Instead of canned green chilies, I used frozen Hot green chili
-I added Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt for extra flavor
-I used a steamed corn mix instead of canned Mexicorn
-I didn't add tortilla strips because we prefer to eat them on the side
The end product was creamy, slightly spicier, and hearty!"

tkat13 User ID: 593178 171535
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Delicious and very easy to make!"

wombie User ID: 5672227 187646
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"This was so quick and easy, was a great meal on a cold night. The only thing I did different was I used left over chicken breast. Will make again for sure!"

soupersally User ID: 4529962 128582
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I doubled this recipe & had tons of raves! I followed the directions exactly as written. A surprisingly delicious soup!"

913kimberly User ID: 6407515 171521
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Loved it!!! Added a can of black beans and a few dashes of hot sauce hot sauce. Garnished it with some green onions. Very good!"

llmarkov User ID: 5844847 190755
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Delicious and so easy to make!"

celestjill User ID: 1224130 103779
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I will add another can of the mexicorn next time. we also added a little sour cream which gave it a nice creaminess"

Angelrider65 User ID: 5091434 128580
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"its awesome..easy and tastes great, getting ready to make it again for the cold day"

Leah B User ID: 5826379 190754
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This was a simple and tastfull recipe. My 13 year old daughter ended up eating 4 bowls of it! YUM!!! This was a great recipe, I shared with my co-workers and it will now be a regular dinner at my house."

HAGJewels User ID: 5596388 186624
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This is a rich a creamy delight! Your family and guests will love it!"

molly539 User ID: 4040061 171520
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Very easy and tasty chowder but the amount of sodium per serving gave me sticker shock. The next time I made it, I made some adjustments: only 1 can each of the condensed soups (I used cheddar cheese soup in place of the potato and reduced sodium for the CoC); 3 cups skim milk; 1 quart low sodium chicken broth; boneless, skinless chicken breasts (poached in the chicken broth). I added 8 oz of chopped fresh mushrooms and 3 more tortillas. Everything else was the same. Although it was thin the first day by the next day it had thickened up more. Really enjoyed it and plan to keep it in my soup rotation, especially with the cold weather coming on."

sfreel User ID: 2879939 211555
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Love this recipe!! My family loves this recipe! My 4 year old loves this recipe!! I toast the tortilla strips in a skillet before I put them in the soup. Keeps them from sticking together and becoming quite so much like dumpling consistency."

[email protected] User ID: 1356356 110009
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"This recipe was AWESOME! I made it for my colleagues at work and they loved it. We couldn't stop talking about it. I also added a can of Rotel, and served it with cilantro!!"

dmangis User ID: 3124296 103773
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"This was very easy and good. I used uncooked chicken and cooked it up with some onion. I also added a little water to get the right consistency."

louloujess User ID: 4930548 120781
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"Amazing! easy! Delicious! I have made this twice already and even froze some and then had it a week later."

0calorie User ID: 1812361 106919
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"It was quick, easy, and tastes great! I will for sure make this recipe again!"

Rector10 User ID: 344579 103772
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"This soup was easy and delicious. I loved the flavors, and instead of Mexicorn, I subbed Chipolte Mexicorn and added a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper and it was great."

redgirlygirl User ID: 4920900 103771
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"This soup was souper easy to make and my family loved it. I will be making it again very soon!"

barbash1 User ID: 3766819 146311
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"this is a delicous soup and I would definitely make it again. It was so easy to make and the flavor was rich. It certainly tasted like you had cooked it all day. Definitely a keeper. Barbra Ash, Birmingham, AL"

MsRatajczak User ID: 4916599 211554
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Loved this chowder! So easy to make and even better the next day. The tortillas held up surprisingly well. Added more chicken broth to thin it down some."

Knic389 User ID: 4577155 171198
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"so so SO good! I used cream of mushroom soup instead of the cream of potato (because I didn't have it on hand) and it still worked really well. I also added one can of chili beans and used about 1 C more chicken broth, just because I thought it was a little thick. Love the idea of using tortilla strips! They held up really well in the soup (even as leftovers) and tasted like noodles."

leesquinn User ID: 4052602 171195
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"This was delicious and very easy. We substituted ground, cooked chorizo for the chicken strips and it was just fantastic. I will definitely make this again. I think I will add an additional can of Mexicorn next time."

BREN14224 User ID: 2412888 120778
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"this may be my all time favorite! I didn't expect it to be THIS good! My only complaint is that it says it makes 2-1/2 qt which is incorrect. It's at least 3 qts so I had to transfer from a "large saucepan" to a dutch oven."

CLASSICB13 User ID: 4855563 117658
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010


srmatyas User ID: 2936709 120774
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"Love this soup. quick and easy. Just the right amount of spice. Even better as leftovers the 2nd day."

Skn User ID: 3048543 109997
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"i made this with leftover pork roast. really liked it the tortillas were a surprise, i will use them again."

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