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The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

I'm in love with this soup!! A very good friend of mine made this for me recently and I fell in love. I'm very picky about my Tortilla Soup and this by far the best ever. She makes hers in the crock pot and I have to agree, that it's easy and tastes just wonderful!! Whatever you do, DO NOT skip the garnishes! They are the icing on the cake! UPDATE April 2010: Obviously I've made this so many times I never even look at the recipe anymore! But I wanted to add some variations that I play around with that are great. Like many reviewers black beans and corn are great additions. Sometimes I add them to the leftovers (if there are any :-) so that is feels like something new the next day! I have also made it several times with shredded pork which turns it into a pork carnitas type of soup. If you like it on the spicy and smoke side buy a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and mince up one or two and add it. And lastly, a little swizzle of half and half or heavy cream just minutes before serving makes it a
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Servings:6  | Calories:428 | Total Fat:20g  | Chol:63mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 20g
31 %
Sat Fat 6g
30 %
Total Carb 35g
12 %
Fiber 8g
32 %
Sugars 11g
Cholesterol 63mg
21 %
Sodium 1815mg
76 %
Protein 31g
63 %
38% Others combined
23% Tortilla chips
19% Cooked chicken
17% Shredded cheddar cheese
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


1 (46 ounce) can chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
3 cups cooked chicken , shredded (I use rotisserie from the deli)
2 anaheim chilies , diced
1 jalapeno pepper , diced
1/2 cup diced onion
3 -4 large tomatoes , diced
2 garlic cloves , minced
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce (I use the chipotle flavor)
1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 avocado , chopped
1/4 cup cilantro , pulled from stem
1 lime , cut into wedges
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

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