This is the BEST tortilla soup recipe ever. I do not love Mexican Food, but I love this recipe, and everyone I have made it for does too. I will tell you though, I rerely fry my own tortilla strips. We use chips. :) OH! Do you know what I found out recently?!? If you ask them at the Costco meat counter, they will sell you two and 1/2 pounds of shredded rotisserie breast meat chicken for about 10 bucks. Fabulous.