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Emily’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Emily’s Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe I got when last November, I had a long weekend in Denver… my good friend Emily lives there.  Had such a nice visit and even got to go to a Bronco’s game! (and they WON!!  that’s always more exciting, right!!)  While we were there Em made this amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup.  ( I helped a little)  I had to blog it for you all to see and I ‘ll throw in a few pic’s from our trip!  Thanks to Em and Rob for showing me such a good time : )
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Emily’s Chicken Tortilla Soup



*We didn’t have our fancy-shmancy camera on this trip…. the iPhone did a pretty good job!
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chicken tortilla soup
Add 1 tsp oil to stock pot, warm
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Chop onion add to pot
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jalapeno, green pepper add to onions , saute in oil
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Add chicken broth
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Add corn
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Add diced tomatoes
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Add chicken, frozen is just fine
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Cover and simmer for 20 minutes
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Remove chicken, shred with 2 forks
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Em and I shredding…
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Return chicken to pot, cover and simmer 20-25 minutes
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Em and Ruthie visiting while it finishes

Emily’s Chicken Tortilla Soup was so, so good… I made another batch for our family when we got home!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we did! (both times!!)

Yield: 10

Emily's Chicken Tortilla Soup ...

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  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 14oz cans chicken broth or 56oz water and 8 chicken bouillons
  • 2 14oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 1 green pepper; washed, seeded, chopped
  • 3 chicken breasts, frozen
  • 2 C frozen corn or canned corn
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. In large stock pot combine and saute olive oil, onions, garlic until onion translucent.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to boil, let simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken and shred with 2 forks.
  5. Return to pot and simmer another 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with cheese and tortilla chips, if desired.

Here’s some pic’s from the game… it was against the Jets and Broncos WON!!

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Team coming onto the field
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Games on!!
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Em and Ruthie (Rob in the background)
  1. […] remember her Chicken Tortilla Soup that was SO good?!?!  Well, last week she text me this recipe saying I’d have to make […]

  2. Ruthie says:

    Lori… It was so much fun! Drew's first pro game! Our friends hooked us up with the tickets (they have season tix this year!) They're having such a good season now… hope they keep it up!

  3. lori jackson says:

    Okay, My Husband, Glenn has been a Bronco's fan since he was a little tyke. He has always dreamed of going to see a Broncos's game in Denver. The tickets almost seem impossible to get. He has a sister that lives in Denver. He saw the Broncos play the Arizona Cardinals play in Arizona. Not like seeing them play in their home field. 🙂

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