Easy Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Yes, I am at it again . . . making another soup but this recipe is totally worth a try, SERIOUSLY! Quick, simple, (good-for you) and DELICOUS! I even ate it for breakfast!

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I know I have posted this technique a couple of times (back in my super-novice blogger days, btw, I’ve moved up to novice Smile) but I wanted to show you again.

My chicken in the crock-pot – so amazingly easy! There is really no recipe . . . just some frozen chicken breasts (can be thawed, too) and whatever seasoning you like, a good palm-ful. I like Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning.  Place the crock-pot on HIGH for at least 4 to 5 hours.  About halfway through the cooking, take a sturdy spatula and break through the chicken, do this again every hour or just when you get home Smile.

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And just like that, it magically turns into tasty shredded chicken!  I usually make a huge batch to use in a variety of other recipes: BBQ chicken sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, chicken quesadillas and more, yum!

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Now for the base of the soup, I started off with making a basic roux: melted butter, flour and milk.  Bring mixture to a boil and stir till it thickens.

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Now to the roux add extra sharp cheddar cheese. 

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Yum! Don’t worry I taste tested it to make sure it was good many times.

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Now add the fun ingredients: chicken, salsa and a little stock.

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For the salsa, make sure you find a corn and black bean salsa – a must to make this soup complete!

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And here she is!  Ahhh . . . .

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup   Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tbsp butter

1 (heaping) tbsp flour

1 cup milk

1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 jar black bean & corn salsa

2 cups shredded chicken

(1 cup) unsalted chicken stock (or low-sodium broth) (If you like your soup a bit thicker decrease the amount of broth)

Preparation

In a hot pot over MEDIUM heat melt butter.  Add flour and whisk together. Whisk in milk and simmer until mixture thickens.  Add cheese and combine-well.  Add salsa and chicken and stir.  Add stock gradually until desired

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