This Is the Secret Ingredient That Makes Chick-fil-A's Chicken Tortilla Soup So Amazing

The beloved soup actually came to be at The Dwarf House in Atlanta, Chick-fil-A's original location, opened in 1946.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
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It's almost that perfect Chick-fil-A season again. You know what we're talking about: The magic hour where we can sip on a Frosted Sunrise in one hand, as we spoon up Chick-fil-A's Chicken Tortilla Soup with the other. Fall, how we love thee.

But as you get to slurping the fan-favorite soup, returning this November, you may wonder what makes the motley mix so special. Turns out, the popular soup has a little-known ingredient slipped into the flavorful stock: Spicy chicken. "A lot of people don't know we use both our spicy and original chicken in the soup…giving it the perfect kick," said Angela Wadlington, the Chick-fil-A chef behind the eatery's current recipe, in a recent Chick-fil-A blog post.

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There's another reason the savory soup delights our taste buds just so: "The creaminess of the sour cream, the special type of flour used, and the notes of fresh herbs and spices make it a perfect, soothing dish," Wadlington noted.

While the Chick isn't giving away their recipe for the delightful blend of chicken, three types of beans, green chilies and other veggies, crunchy corn tortilla strips, and more, in the near future, get your fix with our smoked chicken tortilla soup tonight. Happy soup season, folks.

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