108 Reviews

Simply delicious. I've been looking a long time for this recipe! Thanks Loren!!

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Serendipity Foodie March 31, 2008

This was an awesome soup. The taste was perfect for myself and hubbie. I added only 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cayenne and that was right on for us. Only thing is, next time I think I will add between 5 - 6 tortillas in the beginning, to make it more brothy. That way, I think it will be more reminiscent of the soup we had in Chiapas. Thanks so much for the keeper.

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Chef Pollo March 18, 2008

I agree, this is the best tortilla soup I've made.

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Dona England February 26, 2008

This soup will warm your toes on the coldest nights! To make the soup heartier, I added a can each of garbanzo beans, black beans and corn toward the end of the cooking time. And to kick up the heat a notch, I substituted a mince jalapeno pepper for the cayenne.

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Ginn February 18, 2008

This was loved by all! I coated only 2 large chicken breasts with old bay seasoning and cooked them in 2 tablespoons olive oil in my dutch oven. I removed the cooked chicken and let cool. I added another tablespoon oil to the chicken drippings to sautee the garlic and onions. I also added 1/2 anaheim chili, 2 diced celery ribs, and a diced red bell pepper. Instead of the diced tomato, I chopped 2 medium tomatoes and added a can of diced green chilis. Instead of the cumin and chili powder, I used a Hot Taco Packet. I too added the shredded chicken to simmer for the 30 minutes. I love the texture and taste of this tortilla soup and I loved serving it with the crispy fried tortilla chips and sour cream!

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Melvin'sWifey February 10, 2008

I make this ALL the time now. I add corn and black beans to make it a little more thick, but otherwise perfect place to start. Thank you!!!// Made it again tonight, this time with hominy. good stuff!!

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Lisa in Chicago January 09, 2008

Very good soup!! I'm not big on cilantro so I use just a couple teaspoons of it, and it still tastes great!!!

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696847 December 20, 2007

My first try with the recipe zaar and it was awesome. Incredibly easy and delicious. Thanks LorenLou.

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Jumbrowski December 09, 2007

This was an AWESOME recipe! I made it for the first time a few weeks ago and it was gone the next day--just between my boyfriend and I! I then made it to bring on my family Thanksgiving trip (it was gone in one sitting!) and after I made the batch for the trip felt guilty and made another batch for the BF--which was gone in a couple of days! I add black beans and corn and it's PERFECT! Thanks so much!

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cookerbug November 26, 2007

Wow!!The soup is delicious! I told my husband to buy me some tortillas and he ended up buying my 96 count! Like I know what to do with all those tortillas. Lol. Well know I do! I added 9 corn tortillas and also like the other reviewer, I added corn, black beans, green chilies, and parsley (instead of cilantro). I had never made tortilla soup before and I will be making this a lot. This soup is so thick and has strong flavors. Thank you so much for posting this.

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happysunflower36 November 09, 2007
The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup