Chicken Tortilla Soup - Restaurant Style
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
14 ingredients
4 servings
I developed this recipe (over time) after I had a bowl just like this in a restaurant. It is a favorite that I return to again and again. My version is a bit healthier than a typical restaurant since I bake my tortilla strips. Anyone following the South Beach Diet will recognize this would be a good phase two meal. (When it comes to the spice blend I have used anything from Pampered Chef's Southwest Seasoning to the Spicy Taco Seasoning from Gordon Food Service. I have also made my own blend using pinches chili powder, cumin, garlic, oregano and cilantro until I have about 1 Tablespoon). Finally, when it comes to the shredded cheese I have used several different kinds (whatever I have in the house) and it still turns out terrific.

Categories:  <-60-mins , beans , soups-&-stews , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (294.63 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 610.56 Calories from Fat 354.96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39.44g 242.72%
Saturated Fat 16.59g 331.76%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 204.57mg 272.76%
Sodium 912.09mg 152.02%
Total Carbohydrate 1.74g 2.32%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 0.5%
Sugars 0.39 g %
Protein 62.47g 499.78%
Vitamin A 662.98IU% Vitamin C 0.47mg%
Calcium 450.55mg% Iron 2.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small onion, green chilies, mild, refried beans, southwest seasoning, low-carb tortillas, low-fat sour cream