As I was researching tortilla soups and what makes a tortilla soup I learned a lot. There seems to be two different thoughts on Chicken Tortilla Soup. There is the thin soup with crumble tortilla chips in it or there is the thick soup that you use corn tortillas to thicken the soup to make more of a thick creamy soup. For me a thick hearty soup always wins out and that is what I was used to.
The reason I was researching for this soup is because there is one point I wasn’t sure how to describe in the recipe. You put your tortillas in the soup and let them melt or disintegrate or combine or … well you can see my trouble. I was trying to figure out the easiest way to describe how the tortillas basically blend into the soup and thicken it. As you can see I still haven’t come into the best way to describe this. Basically you are using the corn tortillas to thicken the soup, you can use Masa Flour also, but tortillas are just easy.
You can top this soup with crushed tortillas, sour cream (or greek yogurt) and other yummy things, but just remember to add the calories to your food journal.
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