Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes about 4 qt.

This restaurant-style Tex-Mex dish is both rich and a cinch to prepare.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

PACK IN SOME GOOD PROTEIN Roasted pork or deli-roasted chicken will stand up to the simmer and add savory depth.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.

Ratings & Reviews


November 12, 2015
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!

Just like the casserole!

October 31, 2016
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!!


April 13, 2016
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? :)

Quite possibly the blandest soup I've ever made

April 12, 2016
Once I added a bunch more cumin, garlic, and pepper it was better but still not fantastic - too bad, I had high hopes for something easy and delicious.

Very Tasty

November 06, 2015
Followed recipe and it turned out great! This is a recipe to keep on hand for a cold rainy day