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FABULOUS! Loved this recipe!! The flavor for an excellent chicken tortilla soup is "spot on" here. The only change I will make next time is to try omitting the cheese from the cooking process and just using it as a garnish. I thought the soup was already perfect before adding the cheese! Thanks for posting. :)

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LifeIsGood November 05, 2010

Really good!! I boiled the chicken as directed from #4627 Shredded Chicken for Enchiladas, Tostadas, Tacos... and used the broth for part of my chicken broth! Boiling the chicken then cooling it makes it easy to shred as well! I tasted the soup before I added the cheese and milk and I thought it tasted amazing even at that point. If you wanted to save some time and make it a little healthier you could probably omit the cheese and milk and it would still be amazing. Thanks!

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run for your life October 08, 2010

This has got to be the best tortilla soup ever! I've made it many times and everyone loves it. Since I live abroad I have to make a few changes for not being able to find proper ingredients. Instead of rotel tomatoes I use salsa, and also taco shells instead of corn tortillas. Instead of 4 cans of chicken broth I use two 10 oz. cans of condensed chicken broth and then two cans of water. It makes a thicker soup but the results are great! Also love serving this with sour cream on top.

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riventiana September 05, 2010

I'm not what is "real McCoy" about using a packet of sodium-rich taco seasoning and canned chiles in tortilla soup. I feel misled by the description.

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Korkin' February 22, 2010

This gets 5 stars for flavor alone, delicious. I had to modify it somewhat because of the ingredients I had on hand. No Rotel tomatoes,so I used a 28oz can of whole tomatoes, that I chopped. Three canned jalapenos, seeded and chopped. No corn tortillas,so I used a stale bag of corn tortilla chips that I pulverized. I needed to use the turkey broth and meat from the thanksgiving turkey carcass I cooked, (hence my hunt for a good soup recipe). The only thing I would do differently next time, is omit the cheese in the body of the soup, I'd just use it for a garnish. To me, it didn't really add any additional flavor, and just made a gloppy goup that wanted to stick to the bottom of the pan and spoon, even though I stirred frequently. I also omitted the first step of sauteeing the veggies, I just cooked them directly in the broth. Followed the rest of the recipe as written, and wasn't disappointed. It's addictive.

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arroz241_11561377 November 28, 2011

A-Freakin-Mazing! This soup was so fantastic, and could feed an army! Ate it for like a week, and was never tired of it, the flavor was so fantastic. I did adjust a couple of things (what kinda cook would I be if I didn't) ie: I added a can of drained sweet corn, didn't put in a can of tomatoes, and added a couple of diced chipotle peppers for more of a kick- and boy did it deliver. I also used 2 cans of chicken broth, and 2 cans of beef broth. I tend to like a darker tortilla soup. And like I said - A-Freakin-mazing! Thanks so much for this Eddie - totally epic!

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FullyClothedChef April 08, 2011

GREAT soup! This has become a staple here. It is a hit at the pot lucks too. It makes more than 4 servings that is for sure, so I use my stock pot when making it.
In a pinch, I have used rotisserie chicken instead of my own, and I have often left out the corn tortillas because I didn't have any on hand. Didn't affect the taste a bit. I've even had to use different cheeses, and it still turned out yummy. I love that this recipe is flexible, and I don't have to measure to get it right. Thanks for sharing!

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myjennymarie February 23, 2011

I can rest now that I have found the perfect tortilla soup recipe! I substitute black beans for the chicken since I don't eat chicken. I also like to add corn and cilantro at the end. Wonderful on cold days!

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bionicwoman December 09, 2010

Great recipe!

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'lizbeth August 25, 2012

This turned out perfect! We will make this again and again! Thanks!

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CMarsh6744 July 16, 2012
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