Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ready in 45 minutes
6 review(s) averaging 5. 100% would make again

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"Great tortilla soup. We had this soup with fresh corn and cilantro quesadillas on whole wheat tortillas last night and it was great. Optional cayenne pepper gave it an added kick."

- stevemur

Ingredients

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2 quarts Chicken Stock
1 large Red onion; diced
3 whole Corn tortillas; fried/broken
3 whole Roma tomatoes; diced
1/2 bunch cilantro
8 ounces Ancho chile paste *
2 whole Chicken breast halves; large, cooked and shredded
Salt to taste
6 ounces Ranchero cheese; crumbled
2 whole Corn tortillas; fried crisp

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

*instead of Ancho chile paste, you can use 6 or 7 ancho chiles pureed.

Bring 1 qt chicken broth to boil with onion in soup pot. Combine remaining chicken broth with 3 fried tortillas in a blender and blend until combined and slightly thickened.

Pour into heated broth along with tomatoes, cilantro, chile paste, and chicken. Season to taste with salt. Bring again to boil. Serve garnished with ranchero cheese and tortilla strips.

NOTE: To puree ancho chiles, soak 6 or 7 chiles in hot water until tender, or simmer just until tender. Remove stem and seeds and puree in blender with small amount of water until paste in formed. Strain through sieve to remove skin, if desired. Each serving with cheese and chips contains about: 146 calories, 866 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol, 4 g fat, 9 g carbohydrates, 17 g protein, 0.55 g fiber.

Chicken Tortilla Soup photo by mayavallero mayavallero

this is really good!, i used New mexico chiles for this, not ancho,but any will work great, tortilla soup is a staple in my house, thanks for the recipe, keep um coming,CCheryl photo by CCheryl CCheryl

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I've had other tortilla soup but this one top it all. Will be making it again, for sure.
mayavallero 2 years ago
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stevemur 10 years ago
Made this again tonight. Paired it with a fresh chicken taco salad. Excellent, bright flavor. (Garnished with avocado and an extra squeeze of lime juice.)
stevemur 10 years ago
Where is the avocado? This is the Mexican tortilla soup but it lacks a sliced avocado.
terrell0402 10 years ago
Great tortilla soup. We had this soup with fresh corn and cilantro quesadillas on whole wheat tortillas last night and it was great. Optional cayenne pepper gave it an added kick.
stevemur 10 years ago
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