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    Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo by spicyperspective

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    30 mins

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    spicyperspective's Note:

    It would seem that everyone has their own version of tortilla soup. Some are thick and cheesy; some thin and watery. I prefer a thin, but not watery, broth-based tortilla soup with LOTS of veggies and toppings. I developed this recipe years ago and would venture to say it is my MOST requested recipe. Both to personal friends or blog readers, I email this recipe constantly! So here it is, ASP’s nearly famous Chicken Tortilla Soup, have at it!

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    1. 1
      In a large stock pot, heat the oil over high. Add onions, 1/3 cup cilantro and garlic, sauté 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in tomatoes and spices, then bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Add the broth, carrots and chicken. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook another 10-12 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in half the cheese and 1 cup crushed tortilla chips.
    5. 5
      Ladle into bowls and top with remaining cheese, fresh cilantro, fresh avocado, and more tortilla chip pieces. Serves 4+.
    6. 6
      *This is a great recipe for leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken. Just add it in at the very end to warm it up!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 20, 2011


      Very easy soup and good tasting, too. Used leftover cooked turkey instead of the chicken breast. Made for New Kid on the Block Tag.

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    • on February 28, 2012

      I almost didn't make this because it only had one review and I usually try more "established" recipes. But it was quick and easy and I had all of the ingredients. My husband and I agree that it is the best chicken tortilla soup we've ever had. And I paid my very picky daughter a buck to try it (because otherwise she wouldn't have) and she actually went back for more! We will be making this again!

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    • on February 26, 2014


      I loved this recipe! I too prefer the broth based tortilla soups and this is a good one. As I'm not a huge fan of tomatoes, I replaced with a 29 oz can of white hominy. Also, I picked up a rotisserie chicken on sale, not realizing that it was a lemon pepper one. The soup was perfect. I loved the cumin flavor with the crisp hominy. I will make this one again, and soon!

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    Nutritional Facts for Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (463 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 924.2
    Calories from Fat 430
    Total Fat 47.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 88.0 mg
    Sodium 1883.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 83.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.8 g
    Sugars 7.1 g
    Protein 44.4 g

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