Soups

{copycat} Max & Erma's Chicken Tortilla Soup

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A dear friend of mine introduced me to this soup. We don’t have Max and Erma’s restaurants here in Texas but we went on a small road trip to St. Louis and ate at one there. She made me try their tortilla soup and I fell in love! When I got home I searched online for copy cat recipes but all of the ones I came across had cans upon cans of cream of something soups. Now don’t me wrong, those cans have their place but I don’t like to use 8 of them for one recipe! Then I found this recipe and I knew

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups chicken broth
1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chiles (Rotel)
2-3 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite size pieces
8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
4 corn tortillas, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
Tortilla strips and diced avocado, optional, for garnish
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat Add the minced onion and garlic and cook until the onion begins to turn translucent Whisk the cornstarch into the chicken broth. Add the broth...
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Nutritions

Calories
233

Sodium
1033mg
43% DV

Fat
9g
15% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV