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Chicken-Tortilla Soup

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In this tortilla soup, chicken and broth are simmered with cilantro for Southwestern flair. The hot soup is topped with strips of toasted tortillas, sour cream, and guacamole.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2002
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Steps one and two can be done up to a day ahead; refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • ivanmartinez78
    1 MAY, 2010
    This is not a tortilla soup this is "Caldo Xochitl" with tortilla chips. Tortilla Soup doesn't have jalape?ɬ
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  • gypsyem
    25 DEC, 2008
    I chose to braise my chicken in Mexican beer, cilantro, cumin, garlic and jalapenos for 40 min in the oven while the stock/water/cilantro cooked on the stove. When the chicken was done, I strained the beer liquid into the stock for extra flavor and spice! Then, I shredded the chicken instead of dicing, as this is how I remember it from Mexico. Turned out fantastically delicious!
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  • withattitude
    7 JUN, 2008
    I was not sure of this one while making it, but to my surprise it was good. Already I am thinking of ways to spice it up alittle more. Like adding 2 to 3 more jalapenos or the chili peppers I get from mexico every fall. We like things HOT around this house
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  • MommyHoodoo
    12 FEB, 2008
    I have made this recipe two times. Each time I added diced tomatoes, hot sausage, cumin, paprika, roasted green chile's, and green onions. It was absolutely excellent!
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  • Sunspot
    25 JAN, 2008
    I have not tried this, I'm sure it is good. I have a lot of success with MS recipes, but if you would like an authentic tortilla soup taste I don't think you can get it without chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Try a quick search for 'pastor tom tortilla' for a similar recipe that has the chipotle. It won't add many calories!
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  • Sunspot
    25 JAN, 2008
    I have not tried this, I'm sure it is good. I have a lot of success with MS recipes, but if you would like an authentic tortilla soup taste I don't think you can get it without chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Try a quick search for 'pastor tom tortilla' for a similar recipe that has the chipotle. It won't add many calories!
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  • pepseeguy
    21 JAN, 2008
    This soup was excellent! I made one chjange. I replaced the chickpeas with one can of rinsed black beans. Really good!
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  • tylerlu
    15 DEC, 2007
    The base of this soup was really good. My family and I don't care for chickpeas so I substituted a can of Rotel (tomatoes and green chilis) and I also added some white rice for substance. It ended up very tasty! A lot like the tortilla soup at my favorite Mexican place.
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