Chicken Tortilla Soup Like Max & Erma's

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 306.3
  • Total Fat: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.7 mg
  • Sodium: 913.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    Butter, flour, chicken broth, milk, velveeta, ro*tel tomatoes & chiles, chicken, cumin, chili powder, flour tortillas, colby jac or mexican blend cheese for topper.


8 Servings

In a pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
-Slowly whisk in small amounts of chicken broth at a time, then whisk in milk.
-Reduce heat to low and stir in Velveeta cubes; stir until melted.
-Stir in Ro*Tel, chicken, and spices.
-Once soup is heated through, it is ready to serve at this point. However, if you wish to make tortilla strips, it can sit over low heat while they are made. Stir the soup occasionally.
-For tortilla strips, cut tortillas into strips and spray with EVOO or Butter Flavored cooking spray and place into 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.
-Spoon a ladleful of soup into a bowl, add a handful of shredded cheese, then spoon another ladleful of soup over cheese. Sprinkle tortilla strips over top. Repeat for remaining servings.

Notes: If you want to save a lot of time, use crumbled tortilla chips instead of tortilla strips. As a substitute for Ro*Tel, you can use 1 1/2 cups of salsa. Spiciness can be easily adjusted by using spicy Ro*Tel or salsa and/or adding cayenne pepper to the soup.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user XAUTUMNWALKERX.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT! I used lowfat cheese's & low sodium chicken broth & it's great!The 2nd time I used a bit more thickening and it was even better.Also great with black beans.Try with mild Ro*Tel tomatoes! For amounts of ingredients look under "full nutritional breakdown" under nutritional info & multiply by 8. - 9/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What are the measurements???? - 6/9/09

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  • Sounds good but needs measurements. - 5/23/10

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  • Very good! I added a wee bit of wine and some fresh garlic cloves! Very much like M&E's! addictive even! - 5/20/09

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