This restaurant-style Tex-Mex dish is both rich and a cinch to prepare.
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (10-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
5 cups chicken broth
1 (1 1/2- to 2 1/2-lb.) whole deli-roasted chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
8 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips and halved
Garnish: shredded cheese
How to Make It
Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers, and sauté 6 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, and cream of chicken soup; combine thoroughly. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients.
Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in tortilla strips, and simmer 2 more minutes. Add salt to taste.
PACK IN SOME GOOD PROTEIN Roasted pork or deli-roasted chicken will stand up to the simmer and add savory depth.
We tested with Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.
This soup is absolutely amazing. It is super easy to make and my husband loved it so much he had two big bowls immediately! Instead of using the deli-roasted chicken, I cooked raw chicken breasts in the big cast iron dutch oven, seasoned with salt and pepper, and then removed to cook the peppers/onions. This left a great chicken flavor for the rest of the soup to cook in too!
King Ranch Chicken casserole is a family favorite so I had to try your soup. It is delicious and so easy to make! We added a bit more jalapeno for zip and I was lazy and use tortilla chips because I had them. It's a great hit and a keeper for our family!!
Delicious! I didn't have oregano so I doubled the cumin. It was great. I made quesadillas on the side for my "soup is not dinner" husband. Also I fried the tortilla strips because I like the crunch...and why not? :)