Where does chicken tortilla soup originate?

There is very little available history about tortilla soup. Some trace it to Central Mexico. Others say it originated in Mexico City where it is a favorite. Still others claim its lack of history indicates it originated in the Southwest in the 1960s. My money is on Diane Kennedy, “The Julia Child of Mexican Cuisine.”.

Some people make chicken soup topped with sour cream, fried tortillas, diced tomatoes and diced avocados. Others claim their authentic recipe includes shredded lettuce and green chiles. Still others use ancho chiles and chipotle in adobo. Rick Bayless’ famous Topolobampo has a recipe for tortilla soup using low fat chicken broth and chile powder.

Where did SOPA Azteca de tortilla come from?

Central Mexico was one of his favorite places. So, somewhere in Mexican lore, in and around Central Mexico, Sopa Azteca de Tortilla came into being. You can believe what you want but this is my story and I’m sticking to it.

Does chicken soup really have chicken in it?

The primary source of flavor in the soup should be the broth or stock, not the chicken or other ingredients. Sure, chicken meat has a certain amount of flavor. Dark meat has more and white meat has less, and the bones and fat have some as well.

This of course begs the inquiry “How do you make great chicken soup?”

“What I think is great about it is you can make it ahead of time, leave it warm on the stove, go out, and dinner’s done.” Yearwood’s recipe for Chicken Tortilla soup came after eating the dish at different places with her husband Garth.

Another thing we wanted the answer to was; how to make really good chicken soup?

Some sources claimed directions: Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Whisk in chicken stock and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken and pasta and cook until tender, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, dill and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste., and serve immediately.

With that much chicken meat and stock you can make a wonderful variety of soups, starting with your standard comfort food – Chicken Noodle Soup. Today, however, it was time for a good old stick to your bones mexican soup, Tortilla Soup (Sopa Aztea de Tortilla) that is.