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Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009
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  • MS10387434
    28 JAN, 2018
    Quick, easy and good. I added 1tsp. of ground cumin and used vegetable bullion instead of chicken broth. The ingredients are things we usually have on hand so I'll be making this again. Hubby topped his with a bit of shredded Mexican 4-cheese mix. Might add a little fresh cilantro on top next time. Looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
  • MissMary333
    15 FEB, 2013
    After becoming a vegetarian about 2 yes ago, I've missed chicken tortilla soup! So I love that this one doesn't have the chicken in it... but what does everyone (especially those that have made this) think about switching out the chicken broth for vegetable?
    • steffanieschaeffer
      19 OCT, 2017
      Sorry, I can't figure out how to edit my comment. Of course, "take like chicken soup" was a typo. Vegetable broth won't taste like chicken soup.
    • steffanieschaeffer
      19 OCT, 2017
      Although you have probably already found a solution to this, there might be someone else trying to find this answer.You could use vegetable broth, but it won't take like chicken tortilla soup. However, Better Than Bouillon brand soup base makes a product called No Chicken Soup Base. It is vegan but absolutely gives the chicken broth flavor. If you can't find it in your local store (I buy mine in a health food store), you can order it on Good luck!
  • queenandcakes
    20 MAY, 2013
    Thank you for this absolutely easy and delicious recipe. My boyfriend loves it! I slightly modified it and shared it with my german and english readers on
  • mjmaia
    8 MAR, 2013
    Easiest soup I ever made! I followed the advice of another review and omitted the chili powder and added an onion, cumin and oregano and cilantro. Everyone loved it!
  • TweetyB321
    7 MAR, 2013
    Haven't tried this yet, but sounds great! It seems like the tortilla chips IN the soup, softened, would make them mushy. What's the consensus?
  • Mary Jane Smith
    9 FEB, 2013
    This is by far one of the EASIEST recipes out there and always a crowd pleaser!! It is a favorite in our house!! Easy to freeze too....minus the tortilla chips...Great to eat with Doritos SCOOPS!!!
  • LunaThings
    17 JAN, 2013
    A real favorite in our house. I've cooked this a hundred times. Great recipe for when time and money are tight and hunger strikes.
  • Amanda_coop
    13 JAN, 2013
    Outstanding!!! My son and I loved it! I added some onion powder, dried cilantro, extra chili powder & garlic. The lime juice yielded an extra fresh taste.
  • Noreen Moore
    1 JAN, 2013
    I also saute an onion with the chicken. I use only 1 large can of crushed tomatoes (not 2 cans diced) and I add a small can of diced chilli peppers, a can of drained hominy, 1.5 cups of water, I omit the chili powder use 1 Tbsp. of Cumin 1 Tbsp. of oregano and I also add in about 1/4-1/2 cup of cilantro chopped fine. I also have more cilantro for garnishing, and have shredded cheese and sour cream along with lime wedges for adding. Very easy and delicious!
  • abct77
    27 OCT, 2012
    I saute an onion with this and add cilantro. It's a really quick and easy recipe. I like to eat this with a small cheese only quesadilla.

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