I entered this recipe into my 2006 company cook-off and got runner up for best soup! Thanks Kelle! My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me. Although I have another Tortilla Soup recipe I really enjoy, this one is less complicated to make. The recipe can be easily adapted to a crock pot by cooking most the ingredients on low for 8-10 hours (or high for 4), adding in the chicken and cilantro for the last hour of cooking. Works great for busy nights. You can also use a firm tortilla chip (such as Frito Lay's Gold Type) instead of deep frying the tortillas.