Don Pablos Chicken Tortilla Soup (Copycat)

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

Found this recipe on the Reston Web, an online community forum. Don Pablos tortilla soup is something our entire family loves. This recipe looks very promising. I haven't tried it yet, but wanted to post it here asap to keep it from getting lost.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, and peppers in water for about 1-2 hours.
  2. Remove chicken and let cool. Add Rotel, cilantro, corn, and cumin to the pot. Stir well. Remove chicken from the bone and add to the pot. Add cream just to get color and thickness.
  3. Cut tortillas in strips and fry in peanut oil. Put tortillas in bottom of bowl, sprinkle with cheese and pour soup on top.
  4. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

YUM! I've worked at DP's a few times over the years, and loved the soup. I am so glad to have found the recipe. This is so close to the real thing - I don't remember corn in the original - and hits the spot. Thanks for sharing!

Oshannon October 17, 2011

I really loved this recipe...i had to change a little because i didnt have whipping i used 2 tbs. sourcream and a can of cream of mushroom and it was soo good...i will make this again trying the whipping ceam to see how much of a difference it makes...thanks for posting!!

cargilebonnie March 16, 2011