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    El Torito Chicken Tortilla Soup

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    Teddy's Mommy's Note:

    Recipe from El Torito Mexican restaurant, Los Angeles, CA. Source Los Angeles Times 12-26-96.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Garnishes

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Poach chicken breast in simmering chicken broth until done through, about 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Set aside until cool enough to handle and shred.
    3. 3
      Combine chicken broth, chicken, red onion, carrots, potato, tomato paste, bay leaf, garlic, chipotle and jalapeno chilies, oregano, cumin and salt and pepper in large saucepan.
    4. 4
      Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      Correct seasoning, if necessary.
    6. 6
      Add zucchini, squash, pepper, lime juice and Sherry.
    7. 7
      Bring again to boil.
    8. 8
      Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add cilantro and mint.
    10. 10
      Stir, then remove from heat.
    11. 11
      To assemble, fry tortilla strips in hot oil until crisp. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
    12. 12
      Ladle soup into each bowl.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle with shredded cheese and tortilla strips.
    14. 14
      Garnish each bowl with avocado slice and sprig cilantro. Serve at once.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2009

      55

      I used to work for El Torito for 2 & 1/2 years and ate this soup most of my shifts. I made this recipe and it was EXACTLY the same! I was amazed! I like to add just a dallop of sour cream to my bowl. It's delicious!

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    • on January 29, 2014

      55

      I moved back to Upstate NY back in 1999 and I have missed El Torito's chicken tortilla soup. It's so hard to get AUTHENTIC mexican food in Ithaca these days. When I lived in Torrance, CA with my grandpa we would go out to dinner at least 4 times a week and El Torito was one of our regular spots along with Spires, Marie Calendars, Soup Plantation and twice a month on Saturdays we would drive down to San Diego to eat at the Old San Diego Mexican Cantina. Now I'm going to get what I need and make this and finally be happy. THANK YOU!!!!

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    • on November 14, 2013

      55

      Great recipe. Everyone in my house enjoyed the heck out of this soup.

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    Nutritional Facts for El Torito Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (558 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 275.2
     
    Calories from Fat 109
    39%
    Total Fat 12.1 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    31%
    Cholesterol 44.2 mg
    14%
    Sodium 1399.4 mg
    58%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 5.4 g
    21%
    Protein 23.0 g
    46%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chipotle chiles in adobo

    avocados

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