Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States

Denny's is known for always being open, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert around the clock. Unlike many other restaurant chains, Denny's does not close on holidays or nights, except where required by law. This site will provide news and copycat recipes for items on the menu at Denny's restaurants.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup



CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
Max and Erma's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

In a large stockpot combine and whisk together until smooth:
2 cans each of the following Campbell soups: cream of mushroom, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, and cheddar cheese soup.
2 (15 oz.) cans chicken broth

Add:
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 cup Pace brand medium salsa
1 (4.5 oz) can Ortega green chiles
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh,chopped cilantro
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red chile powder, more or less to your taste
salt and pepper to your taste

Bring to a full boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add 4 cooked chicken breasts, cut into small chunks Simmer another hour.

While soup is simmering, make your soup toppings: Cut 1 package of flour tortillas into small thin strips and deep fry in hot oil until lightly browned. Shred 1/2 pound of longhorn style Colby cheese:

To serve: Ladle soup into bowls, top with shredded cheese and fried tortilla strips.

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