Chicken Tortilla soup

We had a restaraunt in town called Max ans Erma’s you may have heard of it or even been(so good)

They had Chicken Tortilla soup this is what I would get everytime I would go there

Then Max and Emma’s closed… I began searching for a chicken Tortilla soup recipe

Found an awesome recipe by Reed Drummond we changed it up.a bit and here it is

Chicken Tortilla soup

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: MainDifficulty: Medium


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Yummy Chicken Tortilla soup perfect for fall days


  • 3 chicken breasts

  • 10 cups chicken broth

  • 1 can Rotella with tomatoes and green chilies

  • 1 small can tomato paste

  • 2 cans black beans drained

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 medium onion diced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 8 corn tortillas sliced

  • 3 tbsp cornmeal

  • .5 Cup water


  • Boil chicken and shred
  • In a soup pot put olive oil and salt pepper snd onions and saute
  • In a bowl Shred chicken and place all seasoning in the chicken; cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper stir to fully incorporate
  • In soup pot add to the onions add chicken broth, tomato paste, Rotella, beans bring to a boil turn heat down
  • Add chicken and simmer 30 minutes
  • .5 cup of water stir in 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Stir in cornmeal mixture into soup
  • Cut tortillas in strips
  • Add tortillas to soup right before serving
  • Serve with cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, corn chips, cheese quesadila
  • Enjoy

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