Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is an easy and delicious way to make chicken tortilla soup. I love to top it with sour cream, cheese and tortilla strips (flour tortilla that has been cut into strips and then deep fried. So quick and easy and so good!
1 whole chicken boiled, deboned and cut up. (Reserve 3-4 cups of the broth cooked down.)
(You can use 3-4 chicken breast with 3-4 cans of low sodium chicken broth too)
1 cup each of diced carrots, celery and onion. (Mirepoix)
1 T olive oil
1 package of taco soup mix
1 can Rotel brand tomatoes (diced tomatoes and 1 sm can of green chilies will also work)
FOR SERVING: Sour cream, cheese and tortilla strips.
In 2 quart or larger saucepan saute the mirepoix in the olive oil until onions turn clear and add chicken stock and remaining ingredients. Bring all to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes until flavors are well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving stir in 1 T of sour cream. Serve in bowl with a dollop of sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips.
If you like it spicy top with a spoonful of your favorite salsa.