Monday, February 13, 2012

McAlister's Chicken Tortilla Soup

We love McAlister's Chicken Tortilla Soup and lately it has been our go to for picking up dinner when I don't feel like cooking.  Sadly, they only have it two days a week so it is hit or miss when we decide to order.  We do like the others but the Chicken Tortilla is by far our favorite.

So, like any good blogger would do I googled it and found several copycat recipes.  The recipe I went with is below.  It turned out amazing!  Even the kids, who haven't had the original, loved it!


3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 TBSP butter
2 TBSP all purpose flour
3 can chicken broth
4 cups half and half
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup salsa
1 15 oz can creamed corn
1 lb cooked and shredded boneless chicken breast
2 tsp ground cumin
2 1/2 TBSP fajita seasoning mix

Tortilla chips (we used scoops)
8 ounces cheddar or monterrey jack cheese

In a large pot over medium heat saute the garlic and onion in butter for about 5 minutes.  Add flour and stir until well blended, about 1 minute.

Add chicken broth and half and half, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low.  Add the soup, salsa, corn, chicken, cumin and fajita seasoning.  Stir and cook about 15 minutes.

Place 1/2 oz of shredded cheese in a bowl and ladle soup in.  Top with additional 1/2 oz of cheese.

You can top with crumbled chips if you choose but we scooped.  I served roast beef and turkey croissants on the side.


  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing! I love Tortilla soup too!

  2. Oh! This looks so good. I've never had totilla soup before - but I'm gonna have to try it. I'd love for you to share this at my new link party.

  3. Great job!! Thanks a great idea to google a copycat of a restaurant recipe you like! Nice.

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop. Hope to see you again!

  4. OH MY!
    this looks delicious <3


  5. YUMMY! CHicken tortilla soup has always been one of my favorites! I must be hungry because my mouth is watering already! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. Ooh I love soups of all kinds all year round. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Oh yeah, that looks phenomenal. Thanks for sharing this recipe at our party.

  8. I almost screamed out loud when I saw this linked up- I LOVE McAlister's Chicken Tortilla Soup! Thank you SO much for sharing this!!!

  9. Yummy! I've found the best recipes today-So glad that you linked this to Things I've Done Thursday~

  10. That sounds so YUMMY!!!! It looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  11. Mmmm...that sounds delish! I'm so glad you shared this at shine on fridays!

  12. I found you through the blog hop. I'm following GFC. Stop by and check me out.

  13. Yummo! A creamy tortilla soup recipe for a change, sounds delicious!!
    Visiting from Making Lemonade. :-)

  14. This looks delicious!! Sorry for the confusion, but you shared this on a blog hop instead of Sharing Saturday. Would you please reshare at Thank you!!

  15. Yumm...This looks so good!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  16. Oh that sounds amazing! My husband's favorite soup is chicken tortilla, so I should really try this for him! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  17. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  18. I really miss having a McAlister's!!! I loved that place when I was in college! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!! By the way... SOMEONE has a FEATURE!!!

  19. I so love tortilla soup! I never heard of Mcalister's but sounds like I sure am missing something good. The recipe sounds amazing and the picture looks like the bowl was made for me! Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations over at Sunday's Best.

  20. Delicious!!! Oh my goodness...looks so GREAT! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following're so inspiring!

    ***I featured you on my blog today!***

    XO, Aimee

  21. I love Chicken Tortilla Soup! {made it at home this week}. Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays!

  22. I know I have commented on your yummy soup before, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring this at my link party today!

  23. It sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!! We hope you will join us again this week!

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  39. I LOVE McAlister's Chicken Tortilla Soup, so I made this last night and it is a very good soup but McAlister's Deli is much better. If you did a blind folded side by side test you can taste the difference. But if you have never had McAlister's then you wouldn't know the difference and this is a very good tasty soup.