creamy chicken tortilla soup

it’s friday and that means it’s food friday with chef jess!
so welcome back & i hope you enjoy this one!

a little back story on this recipe: i actually learned this recipe from jazmyne’s father’s mom. i lived with them while i was pregnant with jazmina and up until she was 1. so i give all the credit to mrs. annie. thank you for sharing such a great soup!

okay, on to the nom noms!
oh, wait let me just say that this is not a health conscious soup…but it’s definitely a hearty one!

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what you’ll need:
2 skinless boneless chicken breast
1 can ranch style beans
1 can chicken broth {i use low sodium}
1 can cream of chicken
1-2 cans of rotel {depending on how spicy you want it}
corn tortillas
mexican blend cheese {i use low fat}
avocados {optional}

{first} start boiling or baking your chicken breasts. this usually takes the most time for this recipe so i like to start it before anything else.

IMG_3018 {second} in a large pot mix together the undrained ranch style beans, chicken broth, cream of chicken, & rotel. bring to a boil then let this simmer on medium/high until the chicken is done boiling/baking.

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{third} i forgot to take a picture of my shredded chicken so here’s a picture from one of my last recipes {gasp…cheater}. say hi to lulu. while the soup is simmering you’ll need to shred your chicken once it is done cooking. it’ll cook a bit more when you throw it in the soup so it doesn’t have to be fully cooked. add the shredded chicken to the soup!!

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{fourth} once you’ve added the chicken in, it’s time to finish this bad boy up! you’ll then want to cut up some corn tortillas {or rip them depending on how much effort you want to put in it} add some cheese on top and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes on low/medium.

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spoon some big ‘ol heaps into a bowl, add some more cheese & avocados if you want! and enjoy some hot soup on a chilly night!

sorry i’ve been on a soup kick lately, but with this cold weather, i feel it’s only necessary!
i hope you enjoyed this food friday!
have a great weekend!

always,
-chef jess

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