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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup: A Hearty Bowl of Comfort

Indulge in the warmth of our Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup, a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Whether crafted on the stovetop or in the Crock Pot, this recipe promises a creamy indulgence with the richness of Cheddar and Cream Cheese. Easy to make with fresh, leftover, or rotisserie chicken, it's a comforting dish for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 15 oz. can of corn, drained
  • 1 10 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, or 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 oz. packet taco seasoning, equal to 3 Tbsp.
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened

For Topping

  • Corn or Flour Tortillas (See notes)

Instructions

1. Heat 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat; add diced onions and peppers. Sauté for 4 minutes, then add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

2. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT for cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and garnish ingredients. Start with 2 Tbsp. of Taco Seasoning, adding more to taste later. Let the soup gradually come to a gentle bubble, partially covered.

3. After 20-25 minutes, once the chicken is cooked through, remove and shred using two forks. Return to the soup.

4. Reduce heat to low and gradually sprinkle in shredded cheese and softened cream cheese. Stir until smooth and creamy.

5. Taste and add any additional seasonings as needed. Garnish and serve!

How to Prepare

Discover the simplicity of crafting this Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup. From sautéing onions to the gradual addition of cheesy goodness, follow these steps for a comforting bowl.

Preparation Time

Within 30 minutes, you'll have a pot of steaming Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup ready to warm your soul. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.

Servings

This recipe generously serves 4, providing a hearty portion for each serving. Customize with your favorite toppings for added flair.

FAQs

1. Can I use pre-shredded cheese?

   Yes, pre-shredded cheddar works well, but freshly grated cheese may enhance the creaminess.

2. Can I use frozen corn instead of canned?

   Absolutely, frozen corn can be substituted; adjust cooking time accordingly.

3. What's the ideal thickness for tortillas?

   Cut tortillas into strips and toast until crispy for a delightful topping.

4. Can I freeze this soup?

   While the soup can be frozen, the texture may change slightly upon reheating. Ensure it's well-sealed.

5. Is there a substitute for cream cheese?

   Greek yogurt or sour cream can be alternatives, adjusting quantities for desired creaminess.

Savor the creamy goodness of our Chicken Tortilla Soup, a comforting blend of flavors that transforms any day into a cozy affair. Easy to make and brimming with indulgence, this soup is a testament to the joy of heartwarming comfort food. Enjoy every spoonful!

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