The base for this chicken stew with Mexican seasonings is made by combining chicken broth and salsa with half-and-half and condensed cream of chicken soup. Garnish with tortilla chips and grated cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 4 cups half-and-half
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn
- 6 boneless, chicken breast halves - cooked, skinned
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 (1.27 ounce) packet dry fajita seasoning
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 16 ounces tortilla chips
- 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
In a large pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the butter or margarine for 5 minutes. Add flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
Add the soup, salsa, corn, chicken, cumin, fajita seasoning and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Stir and continue to heat for 15 minutes. Crumble tortilla chips into individual bowls, add 1/2 ounce shredded cheese to each bowl and ladle in soup. Top each bowl with more crumbled chips, remaining 1/2 ounce cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro, and serve.