Chicken, Main Dishes, Soups

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!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup

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.