Chicken Tortilla Soup
One of my best soups"Super yummy soup. Left out the Cayenne, substituted smoked paprika and chipotle chile pepper, substituted roasted coriander for regular. Added the juice of 2 whole limes, and used leftover taco shells (ground up medium fine) as a thickner to reduce the salt. I used 5 cloves or garlic, and a whole sweet onion and about 1/3 cup of frech cilantro. Served with tortilla strips, shredded cheddar, sour cream, scallions, and fresh lime juice to taste...accompanied by homemade Guacamole and chips...everybody including the kids LOVED it!" - Dillardcvg
Yield: 8 Ready in 2 hours
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|1/4 cupolive oil|
|1/2 teaspoonCayenne pepper|
|1 Bay leaf|
|2 cupsOnions; minced|
|3 tablespoonsCilantro; chopped|
|6 cupsChicken Stock|
|4 cupsTomatoes; chopped|
|1/2 poundchicken breast; cooked and cut into strips or chunks|
|1 largeavocado; peeled and cubed|
|1/2 cupmonterey jack cheese; shredded|
|1/2 cupCheddar cheese; shredded|
|2 cupstortilla chip; crumbled|
Chicken Tortilla Soup Preparation
heat olive oil and add half the tortilla chips and all the spices except the cilantro. Saute for two minutes and then add the garlic. Saute one minute and add the onion. Saute 3 minutes and add the salt and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Saute 2 minutes and add the stock and tomatoes. Simmer for at least a hour
Just before serving add the chicken and simmer for 15- 30 minutes. Add the avocado and cilantro and serve. Garnish with the cheese and remaining tortilla chips. You can also add the avocado from the side for picky eaters.
This soup can be spicy for the feint of heart. It definitely has a side kick. You can cut down on the amount of spices to cool down the heat but it wont taste as good.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 4415 Calories; 268g Fat (53.8% calories from fat); 122g Protein; 396g Carbohydrate; 53g Dietary Fiber; 226mg Cholesterol; 29063mg Sodium. Exchanges: 20 1/2 Grain(Starch); 9 1/2 Lean Meat; 12 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 46 1/2 Fat.
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