Chicken Tortilla Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Darlene Summers

I first ate this soup at the Lone Star Restaurant in Carbondale Ill. I fell in love with it and of course they won't give up the recipe so I figured it out for myself. Here is my version of it--tastes just like theirs, and is very simple.

Top Review by whurst79

I live by Carbondale Ill. and also fell in love with the tortilla soup at Lone Star Restaurant. I found this recipe online after trying to find a way to duplicate the soup at home. It's wonderful and tastes just like the soup at Lone Star. Thank you for posting this recipe on here!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut up chicken breast.
  2. In a large soup kettle put can of fat-free chicken broth in the pot with the breast.
  3. Add barley and cumin.
  4. Cook on medium heat till chicken is done and tender.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients.
  6. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
  7. Simmer on low about 15 minutes.
  8. To serve, put soup in bowl, stir in a couple of jalapeño pepper rounds. Top with 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon of mozzarella or jack cheese and top with tortilla chips.
  9. HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS: To make chips, spray top and bottom of corn tortillas with Pam spray or whatever you use.
  10. Then salt with popcorn salt or whatever fine ground salt you have. Cut tortillas in 1/2-inch wide strips and arrange in 1 layer at a time on baking sheet.
  11. Bake at 400°F till lightly browned; break up in your soup and ENJOY.

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