This is a favorite among us Texans, and there are so many diverse ways to prepare it. I have experimented with more entailed recipes, and came up with this one which is just as delicious as the labor intensive ones. Pass around chopped cilantro, cubed avocados, and crumbled Jack cheese for garnish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In heavy pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add garlic, tomatoes, chopped onion, jalapeno, and oregano to the stocks. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

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  • Broil the sliced onions until soft and a little brown. Add broiled onions, chicken, lime juice to soup, and simmer till chicken is heated.

  • Place toasted tortilla strips in each bowl and pour soup over strips.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 38 mg sodium. 16.5 g carbohydrates; 14.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This was my first time makeing tortilla soup. Ive tasted others but I have to say this was so far the best. I tweaked it a bit following other suggestions. I fried the tortilla strips to make crunchy and then added green chili instead of jalapenos and skipped the onion rings. I served it with a dallop of fat free sour cream and monterey jack cheese in the bottom of the bowl ladled soup over this then added crispy tortilla strips and cilantro with a lime wedge. We loved it it was great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2014
not my fav Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This was my first time makeing tortilla soup. Ive tasted others but I have to say this was so far the best. I tweaked it a bit following other suggestions. I fried the tortilla strips to make crunchy and then added green chili instead of jalapenos and skipped the onion rings. I served it with a dallop of fat free sour cream and monterey jack cheese in the bottom of the bowl ladled soup over this then added crispy tortilla strips and cilantro with a lime wedge. We loved it it was great! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This was my first time makeing tortilla soup. Ive tasted others but I have to say this was so far the best. I tweaked it a bit following other suggestions. I fried the tortilla strips to make crunchy and then added green chili instead of jalapenos and skipped the onion rings. I served it with a dallop of fat free sour cream and monterey jack cheese in the bottom of the bowl ladled soup over this then added crispy tortilla strips and cilantro with a lime wedge. We loved it it was great! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
This soup is fantastic tasting AND healthy! I did two bnls/sknls chicken breasts in the crock pot with chicken stock to get them shreddable then used the stock in the recipe (after straining out the fat). I was worried about the slices of jalepeno being too spicy but they weren't at all- as a matter of fact I'll probably add an extra next time for a little more kick. I think next time I'll skip the broiled onion rings because they didn't really add much for me and I wound up scorching half of them anyway! My husband said he loved it but that it was different from what he was used to(the broth was clear not red). I highly recommend this soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2008
Just did the recipe last night for the 1st time. 2 thumbs up! Wife loved it. I love it. Friends love it. I did improvise a bit. I used a rotisserie chicken already cooked in the deli and just deboned and took all the meat from it to try and save some time and added about 1/3 cup of cilantro to the recipe. Also I fried the tortilla strips and dusted them with chili powder while frying them. But as stated earlier I got rave reviews for my improvisations. This one is definitely staying in the rotation:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
I love this soup!! I made it and everyone loved it. Needless to say there were no leftovers. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
This is a great very delicious recipe! I have a similar one from a friend that adds black beans and fresh corn. And we fry up the tortilla strips in Canola oil which Im sure adds some fat but they taste great! 6 of my friends agree...This is a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
This turned out great. I added some black beans to the soup. And in the bottom of the bowl some strips of avocado and shredded cheese. Also put some green salsa out that people could stir in to increase the spiciness/tanginess level. There are alot of ways to dress the soup up but even alone it tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
Delicious soup and easy to make. I fried some flour tortilla strips (instead of corn) in a little olive oil and in lue of jalepeno peppers I just used cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2008
I absolutly loved this recipe! I made it exactly as is. The only variation I did was instead of chopped fresh tomatoes I used the canned ones.. I think the canned ones always give a little more flavor. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
I was surprised by how good this recipe is. It's a good low carb soup if you eat it without the tortilla strips. After making it several times I recommend making it with canned jalapenos. For some reason fresh ones don't lend their heat to the soup and it comes out bland. Also definately eat with some shredded monterrey jack! Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2014
not my fav Read More
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