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Old 12-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I have the flu or something and in dire need of some good homemade chicken soup. Can anyone recommend any restaurants that serve good chicken soup? North central area would be great. Also, does anyone have a good recipe? Thanks.
You'll think I'm off my rocker, but HEB has their own version of Campbell's Chunky Soups, and their Chicken Noodle Soup is awesome (well, for canned soup, that is).

Sometimes the soup du jour at La Madeleine is Chicken Noodle. It is delicious! Just call ahead and ask.

I have my dad's recipe for Homemade chicken noodle soup...with homemade noodles too! Great weather to make noodles--not that you feel like doing that, obviously... Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Chachos tortilla soup is good, but its more like chicken soup than tortilla soup.

I love Lulu's chicken tortilla soup. It always has big chunks of carrot, and its awesome, imho. I like to get the grilled cheese and chicken tortilla soup.

You can get either (chachos or lulu's) to go.

Also, last time I got chicken tortilla soup at Taco Cabana, it was surprisingly decent. So if you'd rather just go to the nearest taco cabana, there you go.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Bee's on Blanco offers a very solid caldo.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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BEST CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP EVER!!!
The Twin Sisters (Bakery & Cafe) in Alamo Heights
Wholesome, healthy, like homemade and all around yummmy
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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I love Las Palapa's Chicken soup. awesome.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Jim's

Taco Cabana (seasonal)
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Whenever I get the urge for good caldo de pollo, I call ahead to Los Cocos on Bandera Road to see if they have any fresh caldo. It is very good!! Guaranteed to cure what ails you!! And their tortillas are really the bomba!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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When I know of someone that is sick, I bee-line it to Earl Abel's and get two quarts of their fresh daily chicken and rice soup. I grab Gaterade, jello and mini bagels at HEB. Next round is my home made potato soup with home made sweet corn bread.....more jello and Gaterade. And....lots of bottled water, kleenex and Luden's throat lozenges. (the kind that aren't medicated.) Hot tea with lemon if they don't have a fever. And a little nip of brandy if they have chills.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Torilla and caldo are good, but I believe the OP is looking for an "American" chicken soup. I don't have anywhere to suggest myself.

My fav sick soups are hot & sour, menudo and canned chicken w/stars.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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"American" chicken soup is what it is...but, it's the spices that add to the medicinal effect when it comes to caldo de pollo, or chicken soup as it's called in english. You need to have the right mix of veggies also, that helps. Potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, squash, I add cubed sweet potato to mine, rice. Those are the basics along with a juicy looking chicken!! But, the one ingredient.....the magic ingredient.....the one that will help to heal you is the epasote! You have to have that in your caldo!!! That is what gives your caldo sabor!! And if you don't feel like making your own caldo..... then go to Los Cocos on Bandera Road, close to Randys Ballroom. They have awesome caldo!!
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