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Knock Off Applebee's Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Linda Vilcone


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

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' 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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