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Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s time for another edition of the Secret Recipe Club!  I have to say I really, really enjoy being a part of this.
It’s a chance for me to try new recipes and I love that!
This month I was assigned the blog Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.
Kristen is a SAHM to 5 kids, so she knows her cooking!
I didn’t know what to make, there were so many great recipes.
But I was especially torn between her Macaroni and Cheese Soup, and this Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Chicken Tortilla Soup won the house votes, so one chilly night we enjoyed this yum-yummy dish!
It’s such a simple and tasty soup, so I really didn’t change much.
The only changes I made, I made because I just used what I had on hand.
But, I agree with Kristen, this is a very forgiving recipe, and you can play with it as you wish!
Chicken Tortilla Soup


4 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chopped green chiles
1 bell pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 – 14 ounce cans tomatoes
2  -14 ounce cans chicken broth (or 4 cups homemade)
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup cooked corn (you could use frozen kernels)
1 – 8 ounce brick cream cheese
4 small corn tortillas, cut into about 2 inch slices 
salt and pepper to taste

Garnish: fresh cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese

  • In a stock pot cook the onions, garlic, bell pepper and green chilis in the olive oil.
  • When soft, add the tomatoes and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil.
  • Then add the cooked chicken and corn, then simmer on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese, stirring to melt.
  • Add the seasonings, and simmer about 10 more minutes.
  • When you are ready to serve, add the sliced tortillas.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream and cheese!


  • I added the peppers and corn to the recipe.
  • The original recipe called for can tomatoes with seasonings, but I like to use plain tomatoes, and add my own seasoning.  I always keep a jar of my homemade Taco Seasoning in my pantry, and use it to season dishes like this.  It added the perfect touch.  If you wish to do this, start with about 1 tbsp, then season to taste.
This recipe is a keeper in our house now!  Perfect for those chilly fall and winter nights!

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    September 19, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    I love the flavors of chicken tortilla soup. This looks so delicious and creamy! I don’t think you can go wrong when there’s cream cheese involved!

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    September 19, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    So glad you liked it. SRC is such a great way of finding new, great recipes and meeting new blog friends.

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    Jey @ The Jey of Cooking
    September 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    This sounds perfect for a cool Fall evening. Thanks for sharing!

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    September 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    SW Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of favorites. I was just flipping through my soup recipes last night and this is on my meal plan for next month. I love that this recipe can be made with pretty much whatever you have on hand.

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    September 19, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    I love chicken tortilla soup – this sounds creamy and wonderful.

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    September 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    That looks delicious!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I wish i had one to share!

    In our sea of love

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    Miz Helen
    September 19, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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    September 19, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Great Post! This soup sounds great for the fall and cooling weather! Great pic by the way! I love the background!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

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    Ma What's 4 dinner
    September 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Mmmm. One of my favorite soups ever! And your rendition looks delicious! Just doing a little Secret Recipe Club surfing. So glad it brought me to your great little piece of cyber space!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

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    September 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    I keep hearing about tortilla soup, but have never tried it. Your recipe and photos have given me the kick in the rear I needed to get to it. Thanks for sharing!

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    September 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    I’d have voted for the tortilla soup as well if I could eat corn (it does look delicious). Otherwise, that macaroni soup sounds great as well.

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    Andrea {From the Bookshelf}
    September 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Always looking for new soup recipes! Looks great! Good SRC choice

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    September 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    We love chicken tortilla soup but I’ve never made a creamy one, I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

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    September 20, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Yum!! I love a good creamy soup to warm me up 🙂

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    September 20, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Everyone needs a few good easy to throw together recipes like this one in their arsenal. Great choice!

    This is my first time joining the SRC. I hope you’ll stop by and visit.


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    September 20, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    sounds delicious, love your picture andi

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    September 20, 2011 at 1:24 AM

    I love how simple this soup is… I’m marking it as something to try very soon!

    So glad you shared this with SRC!

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    September 20, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    Chicken tortilla soup is one of our favorites. This one looks so delicious.

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    Pretend Chef
    September 20, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    I would love to give this a try sometime. Great SRC pick. This soup looks so delicious.

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    September 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Love her blog! You picked a good one! I’ve seen tons of great tortilla soups on the internet and need to make one soon. This looks like a good one to add to my list of must-tries!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my SRC post 🙂

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    Nicole @ the Daily Dish
    September 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Oh I love Kristen’s blog – she’s simply awesome.
    And that Chicken Tortilla soup sounds … how should I put it…. AWESOME. Like something I’d like to have for lunch today. Yum!!
    Great recipe pick from her site this month! 🙂

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    September 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Yum! Another fabulous looking weeknight meal to add to my ‘to make’ list. Looks great — I’m loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

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    September 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Believe it or not, I’ve never had Tortilla Soup! And well, your picture looks SO good, I just PINNED this recipe now and will be making it sooner than later! THANKS!!!

    Thanks for being part of Group B of the SRC with me! My SRC recipe this month was: Pioneer Woman Chicken Pot Pie.

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    September 20, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Not that the weather is cooling off, this soup is great choice! I agree that the mac n cheese soup sounds equally tempting. I may try that too! Great
    SRC choice and nice photo.

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    September 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Great looking tortilla soup! Beautiful photos, too.

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    September 23, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    This is perfect weather for soup! yum!

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    marla {family fresh cooking}
    September 28, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    All of that cream cheese must make that soup over the top!! Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post from group C –

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