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Chicken Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


6 servings

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil and butter until tender. Stir in the flour until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, corn and chilies; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add the milk, cheese and cumin. Cook and stir until cheese is melted (do not boil).

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 390 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 1037mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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