I absolutely love McAlister's Deli Chicken Tortilla Soup and last night I made the decision to try and recreate one of my favorite foods and to my surprise it was a pretty good knock-off so here's the recipe!
1lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cans of chedder cheese soup (I used Campbells)
1 can of chicken broth (low sodium)
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilis lightly drained
1 large onion chopped
2 stalks of celery finely chopped
2 carrots finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 large flour tortillas choppped
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon Emeril's Essence
1 tablespoon sage
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven combine chicken, chicken broth, onion, garlic, carrots, celery and spices. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cook until the chicken is done.
Remove chicken from pot and allow to cool. While chicken is cooling add diced tomatoes and chedder cheese soup to pot. Add the chopped tortilla. Cook over med. low heat until the chedder cheese soup is combined.
Tear apart chicken with your hands and add back to the pot. Bring to a simmer and allow the soup to thicken.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!