Monday, December 30, 2013

Applebee's Chicken Cheese Tortilla Soup

I am totally hooked on the show Restaurant Stakeout.
For those that have not seen it, failing restaurant owners contact this show to come in and use hidden cameras to show them where their weak spots are.

There have been some insane moments on the show. Things that make me question if I ever want to eat at a restaurant ever again.
Food fights in the kitchen.
Eating off patron's plates (both before and after it was served)
Rude service
Poor hygiene

That being said, check out the show for some fun...but maybe you want to cook your own dinner that night!

1 Medium yellow onion (chopped)
2 Tsp fresh garlic (minced)
2 Tsp vegetable oil
4 Cups chicken stock
¼ Cup green bell pepper (chopped)
1 (15 oz) can tomato puree
1 Tsp jalapeno (finely minced)
½ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp black pepper
1 Tsp sugar
1 Tsp chili powder
1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ Tsp hot sauce
4 Tsp flour
½ Cup water
1 Lb cooked chicken (cubed or pulled)
1 Cup cream
¼ Cup sour cream
8 oz processed cheese (cubed)
10 (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas  (1/4 inch strips, fried)

1. Saute garlic and onions in oil in a large pan
2. Add chicken stock, green pepper, tomato puree, jalapeno, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire, and hot sauce
3. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes
4. Thoroughly mix flour and water, then whisk into soup
5. Bring to low boil and simmer 5 minutes
6. Add chicken and simmer for 5 minutes
7. Stir in sour cream and cheese
8. Mix and heat until melted and hot through
9. Serve with fried tortilla strips


Loads of ingredients= layers of flavor

Frying my tortilla strips

Smooth and creamy

This recipe was shared with: A Bright and Beautiful Life, Pioneer Momma, Future Expat, Yummy Healthy Easy, This Gal Cooks, The Chicken Chick, Jam Hands, Feeding Big, Pint Sized Baker, Mandy's Recipe Box, Kathe with an E, Inside Bru Crew Life, Table for Seven, Mom's Test Kitchen, Lambert's Lately, Sweet Haute, Lemoine Family Kitchen, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Embracing Change, The Grits Blog, Play Party Pin, My Personal Accent, Craft Dictator, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Crumbs and Chaos, Endlessly Inspired, The Country Cook, This and That, 30 Handmade Days, Cooking with Curls, Will Cook for Smiles, Your Homebased Mom, Coffee with us 3, Gooseberry Patch, and Flour Me with Love, Coffee with us 3

Recipe adapted from here


  1. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend. You are right - loads of ingredients. I need an extra pair of hands to help organize all of these!

    Happy New Year

  2. Hi Linda, It is SO worth the mass amounts of ingredients. The girl child just asked me to add this to my menu plan for this month. Yum!

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by The Weekend re-Treat this week and sharing this post with us! Wanted to stop by your blog and Pin it to our Party Boards while I was here tonight !

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  4. Great tutorial especially with our snow and below 0 temps in the Northeast this week. Your Applebee's Chicken Cheese Tortilla soup would surely hit the spot right about now. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  5. We just love this soup and I am so excited to have this recipe! Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. This soup looks so good - I'm totally willing to get together all those ingredients. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  7. G'day! I used to love this soup! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Meals in 30 Minutes Party!

  8. This sounds great! I love anything with Mexican flavors, so I know I would love this soup. Thanks for sharing this with us at Saturday Night Fever. See you tonight :)

  9. OMG I watch that show too! My husband and I went out for dinner last night and I have to admit that now when I go to dinner, I do wonder what the kitchen looks like. LOL In GA the hygene scores are required to be posted, but not in Florida.....

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up!

  10. Hi there ~ I'm popping in to let you know we're featuring your Chicken Cheese Tortilla Soup at our Making Monday link party, which goes live Sunday evening 8pm eastern. Thanks for sharing it. Come take a look and we would love it if you would link up some of your other great recipes. :) Have a fantastic rest of the weekend.

  11. I haven't ever tried this version of Applebee's soup but no doubt it's wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Great that you linked back too. =) Please come back soon.

  12. This looks yummy! I love soup! Thanks for sharing at the Blog Strut! Can't wait to see what you bring to the next party!
    A Peek Into My Paradise

  13. Yummy! The fried tortilla chips sound so good in this! Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  14. Thanks SO much for linking up to our Best Of The Weekend party last week! This is featured tonight in a delicious soup round up. Have a great weekend!! :)

  15. Your Chicken Cheese Tortelli Soup look great! I Pinned It! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes.
    Blessings and have a wonderful weekend,
    Diane Roark

  16. I've never seen that show, but my husband has done some welding in local restaurants, and there are several that are on our no-go list now! It's really amazing what some people will do!
    Thanks for linking up your Chicken Cheese Tortilla Soup at Saturday Dishes!

  17. Great recipe!! Thank you so much for linking it up with Saturday Dishes Chicken Hop.
    Diane Roark

  18. Great to see you back at Saturday Dishes again! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Pinned