Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

Nearly Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup created by spicyperspective

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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  • In a large stock pot, heat the oil over high. Add onions, 1/3 cup cilantro and garlic, sauté 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes and spices, then bring to a boil.
  • Add the broth, carrots and chicken. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook another 10-12 minutes.
  • Stir in half the cheese and 1 cup crushed tortilla chips.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with remaining cheese, fresh cilantro, fresh avocado, and more tortilla chip pieces. Serves 4+.
  • *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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"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. kwlinebach
    Delicious! As much as I hate reading a recipe only to read in the reviews that people tweaked it, I am guilty. I did add a can of black beans, rinsed. I also used a fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes! The fire roasted and such a great flavor to most any recipe! I can’t quit sipping at the broth! Delicious!
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  2. Bonnie P.
    I've made this twice now, and will make it again. I used the exact recipe, but added a can of black beans and a can of hominy. Turns out perfect.
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  3. Bonnie P.
    Added 1 can black beans and 1 can hominy.
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  4. 2tastee4u
    I've made this soup countless times, I owe the author a review. It is so tastey and I don't change a single thing about the recipe. It comes together very quickly with a rotisserie chicken. I often make this recipe on my grocery shopping day because I can bring home a chicken and it's easy to throw together in 30 min. Wish I could give this recipe an extra star!
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  5. Carol G.
    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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