I must admit that this is one of the most robust and beloved soups to come out of our kitchen.
There are myriad versions of this soup all over the internet, some with fried tortillas some with chicken chunks and cream and some with no spices.
My version is most definitely inspired by our years in the Southwest and that means this chicken tortilla soups has full and vibrant flavors, the scent of cumin as it wafts through the air and the absolutely essential earthy l flavor of cornmeal as I try to capture the incredible flavor of Arizona masa.
The combination of cornmeal and spices is pure magic and the thick strips of corn tortillas, soaked with with the soup is marvelous. You'll find this soup so hearty and so comforting that I doubt you'll take it off your meal rotation.
Not to mention how easy it all is with rotisserie chicken and canned black beans. As for us, we're belly full and hooked!