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Knock Off Applebee's Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Vilcone
Added: Thursday, April 14, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic, minced
2 T. vegetable oil
4 C. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 (19 oz.) can enchilada sauce (mild, medium or hot)
2 small (about 8 oz.) cans chopped tomatoes with jalapenos or 1 can with jalapenos and one chopped tomatoes without jalapenos
1 - 2 (4 oz.) cans diced chile peppers
1 tsp. chili powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 T. flour, mixed with 1/2 C. water
1 lb. cooked chicken, cubed
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 C. sour cream
8 oz. shredded co-jack cheese
chopped cilantro

Directions:
Directions:
Saute garlic and onions in oil in large pan or Dutch oven until soft. Add broth, sauces, canned tomatoes, chiles, worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar and black pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Whisk flour/water mixture into soup. Bring back to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, reduce heat an simmer about 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken and simmer another 5 to 10 mins. Add evaporated milk, sour cream and 1/2 of the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Pour soup into bowls, top with chopped cilantro, more co-jack cheese and tortilla strips (in that order).

Note: Depending on the amount of "heat" you like, use either mild, medium or hot enchilada sauce. I like it with mild enchilada sauce and the chopped tomatoes with jalapenos -- it gives it a little 'kick", but I can still eat it. I made it with medium enchilada sauce and it was a bit too spicy for me. But, alas! I am a wimp when it comes to heat in foods. I found that if it's a bit spicy for me, if I add a little more sour cream to my bowl of soup, it takes some of the heat out.

Also you can make your own fried tortilla strips -- cut corn tortillas into strips, place on sprayed baking sheet and bake at 400 until crisp.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I originally found this recipe on line at Robbie'sRecipes.com That site is full of fabulous recipes. Check it out some time. However, I have changed this slightly to suit my tastes, but must give thanks to Applebee's and to Robbie's Recipes for this fabulous soup! It is soooooo good, you won't believe it.

 

 

 

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