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    Cheesecake Factory Chicken Tortilla Soup - Copycat

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    3 hrs

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    2 hrs

    Brandess's Note:

    I have seen a surge in requests for this recipe, which I found very hard to locate! Enjoy my efforts : )

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    1. 1
      Simmer chicken in water, 3 carrots, 3 celery, 1/2 onion, 2 tbsp garlic, salt and white and black peppers for 2 hours.
    2. 2
      Remove chicken and allow to cool. Meanwhile, remove all the excess fat and the vegetables used to simmer the chicken in and discard. Add a fresh batch of veggies to the pot.
    3. 3
      Add Rotel, cilantro, corn, and cumin to the pot. Stir well.
    4. 4
      Remove chicken from the bone and add to the pot.
    5. 5
      Add cream just to get color and thickness.
    6. 6
      Cut tortillas in strips and fry in peanut oil. Put tortillas in bottom of bowl, sprinkle with cheese and pour soup on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 01, 2012


      Love this recipe, but since I don't usually buy whole chicken, I used 5 chicken breasts instead. I didn't use the whole chicken so I used a quart of chicken stock
      I love poblano peppers, I seeded 2 and used them. You can also add 2 small cans of green chilies. When making this I also subtracted some of the water and added 3 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce.I like how it looks and tastes better.
      Finally I crushed a bag of 14 oz tortilla chips which helps to thicken the soup.

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    • on March 29, 2009


      I love the food at the Cheesecake Factory and wanted to try this soup. I made several changes to the recipe- instead of heavy cream, I used fat free half and half, jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces) boiled a huge chicken breast instead of the whole chicken, doubled the Indian red chilli powder (since I didn't have cayenne) and cumin, used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic and added a chicken stock cube to fortify the taste of the chicken broth. I also mixed cornstarch and water together to thicken the soup. My family loved it-very yummy. Thank you for sharing.

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    • on April 30, 2008


      I don't know what the Cheesecake Factory is, but this seemed like a wonderful recipe to make. It does take some time to make, but the results were outstanding! I made it exactly as posted and we all enjoyed this over the weekend. A bit like Mexican French onion soup with chicken! Made for PAC spring 2008 - very much enjoyed thanks Brandess. FT:-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheesecake Factory Chicken Tortilla Soup - Copycat

    Serving Size: 1 (941 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 830.6
    Calories from Fat 481
    Total Fat 53.5 g
    Saturated Fat 23.4 g
    Cholesterol 202.8 mg
    Sodium 1799.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 46.0 g

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