Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I received this recipe from a friend at work who got it from a lady in Texas. It is exceptionally good authentic tortilla soup. I use already cooked rotisserie chicken from the store to make it quicker to put together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in oil. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour.
  2. While simmering, whisk the rest of the flour with water and add to the onion and garlic sauté. Simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cilantro and chicken. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Stir in sugar and Tabasco. Simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add cheese and let it melt (low heat).
  6. Crumble tortilla chips into soup and let it set for 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with additional cheese and tortilla chips, if desired.
Most Helpful

This was a great soup with a lot of flavor. Like the previous viewer, I added pinto beans and a small amount of corn. I served with corn bread on this side. Thank you for sharing. Will definately make again.

Sky Valley Cook October 05, 2008

This was a wonderful recipe for tortilla soup. I added some corn and beans and it was great!

avadrake January 02, 2008

This had a good flavor, but a bit too hot for me. I'll definetly reduce the amount of tabasco next time. Thanks for the recipe!

Chef 4three* February 08, 2006