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  1. Renee @ Renee Runs Miles
    April 4, 2013

    This looks great! I had wanted to try this, but there no Chick-fil-a’s near us and I didn’t realize they served it until after I had ordered on vacation.

    • Marie
      April 7, 2013

      Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Cassie @ KnowsProse
    April 19, 2013

    Man, I love this soup sooo much! I wish it wasn’t limited time only! Thanks for the recipe. :)

    • Marie
      April 23, 2013

      Glad you like it! I do too:)

  3. Lexi
    June 11, 2013

    New favorite homemade soup!! Made this soup on Friday and it was exactly like Chick-fil-a’s version!!! I substituted the corn flour with crushed Tostitos tortilla chips and It seemed to make up for it! I couldn’t find the corn flour anywhere!!

    I drained my beans before adding them… did you drain yours? or did you just add the whole can? I added more broth to thin it out a little once it was done.

    • Marie
      June 11, 2013

      So glad you liked it! I love this soup too. Next time, try looking in the ethnic aisle of your grocery store? It’s usually labeled “Masa” flour over here but it sounds like you used a good substitute!

      Yup -I always drain my beans. I should clarify that in the instructions…

  4. Ginny
    October 22, 2013

    OMG, this is the best soup or chicken chili ever. I have made it three times now and it just gets better and better. Don’t be afraid to try, it’s quick and easy and tastes better than the one they sell at Chick-Fil-A!! Cheaper too.

    • Marie
      October 22, 2013

      So glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t made it yet this year but will be soon

  5. Ginny
    October 23, 2013

    Yes, and many of my co-workers too! Thank you so much for your posting!

  6. Megan
    November 18, 2013

    I love the soup from chick fil and have been wary about trying a copycat of the original recipe. This absolutely did not disappoint – tastes just like the original worth a fresher kick, and the fact that I made it myself makes it taste even better! Thank you so much!
    Note to people who can’t find or don’t have masa – I smashed plain tortilla chips in a cereal bowl with the bottom of a shot glass until it looked like 6 tbsp of panko, mixed in 2 tbsp flour, and got my 4 tbsp (and some extra for thickening later). Mix it in slowly or it will clump up, but it did the job and added the intended flavor (much better than using regular flour).

    • Marie
      November 19, 2013

      Hi Megan – thanks for sharing the tip on using tortilla chips in place of masa (corn) flour:)

  7. Christi
    November 27, 2013

    My family walked in when I was making this and could smell the aroma from the front door. They stayed at the kitchen counter until it was dished out. I made a double recipe so we could have some to share and freeze. It never made it. They ate the rest for breakfast the next morning. :) It smells and tastes so wonderful!

    • Marie
      November 27, 2013

      LOL – that’s great!

  8. Heather S
    January 7, 2014

    I look forward to the Chick fil A tortilla soup every winter. This year, I couldn’t wait so I started looking for recipes. I will say that this tastes 100% just like Chick fil A’s soup but fresher like others said. It will be a staple in our household. My husband and I gobbled up the entire pot in two days. It was THAT good. Our local Chick fil A just brought back their soup for the winter. I got a cup yesterday. It was delicious but not as good as this recipe. You won’t be disappointed!

    • Marie
      January 7, 2014

      Thanks so much Heather! I hope you’re keeping warm with that soup – it’s in the single digits here today in the Philadelphia area..Brrrr!

      • Heather S
        January 7, 2014

        I had a cup for lunch! I’m in the same cold boat here in Maryland! Brrr is right!

  9. Vicki
    January 26, 2014

    Thanks for an awesome recipe!! Making it for the 2nd time today! I actually make it in my crockpot :) way better than Chic fil A! Cold here in Delaware!

    • Marie
      January 26, 2014

      Good idea! I’ll have to make a batch this week and try the crockpot. Cold here too!

  10. Jax
    February 6, 2014

    Do you think this could work in a crock pot? If so, what changes do you think should be made to accommodate the longer cooking time and lower heat? I have a pot luck at work next week and would love to try this. Thanks.

    • Marie
      February 8, 2014

      Good question…I wish I could answer but I’m just not sure. On one hand, I don’t think extended cooking could hurt since it’s mostly beans, and I don’t believe they are easily overcooked but, the specific settings and cooking time would depend on the power of of your slow cooker.

  11. stephanie
    February 14, 2014

    Wonderful! Everyone in our house loved it and they all thought it was better than the CFA version because it isn’t as spicy. The only change I made was using Realemon because I didn’t have the lemon I thought I had. Making a double batch today to share with family.

    • Marie
      February 15, 2014

      Double batch is a good idea:)

  12. Valerie
    April 28, 2014

    It may be 80 degrees in NC but I have a pot of Chicken Tortilla Soup on the stove. My whole family loves this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • Marie
      April 29, 2014

      LOL, Valerie – I love soup in all kinds of weather too. I was just thinking the same although it’s not too hot here yet.

  13. Denise
    May 1, 2014

    Thanks so much for this recipe. Read it wrong and only bought one can of Norther beans, so I had to use cannelinni beans that I already had as well. Don’t think any bean swap (in a pinch) would mess this up. Other than that unintentional tweak, I didn’t change a thing…whole family loved it. Passing it onto friends!

    • Marie
      May 1, 2014

      thanks, Denise! Glad you liked it. I always swap beans too – good point!

  14. himani
    September 13, 2014

    By far the best soup I have made. Everyone loved it and tasted better than the chickfila version.

    • Marie
      September 20, 2014

      I’m glad to hear it! Enjoy:)

  15. Carolyn
    October 24, 2014

    Love this soup! Making it tonight for our church Halloween party. The only thing is I don’t know where to get tortilla strips. My next stop will be at a specialty store. Thanks for sharing this! Carolyn

  16. Carolyn
    October 24, 2014

    For some reason it only gave 1 star. It should have been 5+ stars!

  17. Tarra Baxter
    November 1, 2014

    This is by far the BEST chicken tortilla soup recipe out there. I absolutely love CFA’s chicken tortilla soup and was looking for a copy cat recipe because I was finding myself stopping there everyday to get some. I made this and my family was in heaven. My husband and a bunch of his guy friends do a guys camping trip every year and this soup was requested. I made two huge crock pots of the soup and it was GONE the first night! (There is 30+ guys or so who go on the trip). Every time I make this I do it in the crock pot. Slow cook it all day and the flavors really come together. My husband likes to top his with a little shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Then he dips tortilla chips in it. AMAZING!!! Thank you for this recipe, it’s become a staple in our home!

    • Marie
      November 2, 2014

      What a nice complement! Glad u all like it..I’m gonna try the crockpot good thinking!

  18. Candace
    November 20, 2014

    My sister made this soup last year and raved about it. I have had the chick fil a soup once this season and just want it ALL the time! So I made your recipe tonight!!! Oh my word!!! I LOVED it, my kids ate it, and my husband loved it!! Thank you!

    Small note- I doubled my recipe (bc I wanted to freeze some and have leftovers) so I added more broth also to keep it soupy!

    • Marie
      November 24, 2014

      glad you liked it! I’m going to double mine next time – great idea!

  19. Candace
    November 20, 2014

    Tara- when you make it in the crock pot do you add the sour cream last? And what about the masa? I was going to try the crock pot next time also

  20. Laura
    November 24, 2014

    Do you know the total nutrition per serving and what is the serving size?

    • Marie
      November 25, 2014

      Unfortunately I stopped trying to calculate nutrition because you are often required to input certain brands of ingredients (which can make a big difference) and I didn’t want to provide any misleading information) See this link to copy and paste ingredients: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

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