Neiman Marcus Cafe Chicken Tortilla Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by xDAVEx

Love their soup? Don't want the uppity atmosphere? Here you go! Makes about a gallon. It was great for something different. My family loves soup but have exhausted all of our recipes. We loved it, tell me what you think. I found this on a "secret recipe" forum. Chef's name is Robert Metz.

Top Review by Cook4_6

I love Tortilla Soup and this is a terrific recipe. It is more time consuming than some of the other recipes out there, but it is worth the extra effort. I did not have corn tortillas, so added 1/2 cup of corn meal in there place. It thickened it up nicely and was wonderfully flavorful! Definitely keeping this recipe with my other favorite soup recipes! Original Review 5/5/08; Update 12/15/08: I made this for a carry-in for the middle school teachers and added a can of rotel tomatos instead of fresh chopped; I also used 1/2 heavy cream and 1/2 light cream and it turned out great! Thanks again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté first 7 ingredients in large stockpot until tender.
  2. Stir in garlic and taco seasoning.
  3. Add chicken stock, corn tortillas and cooked chicken breast.
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, cilantro and Cheddar cheese spread, then simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add baking soda; stir well.
  7. When foaming subsides, add heavy cream and simmer 30 minutes more.
  8. Garnish with baked tortilla strips.

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