Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup
Try this Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, or contribute your own. "Red Onion" and "Tomato" are two of the tags cooks chose for Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup."Great tortilla soup. We had this soup with fresh corn and cilantro quesadillas on whole wheat tortillas last night and it was great. Optional cayenne pepper gave it an added kick." - stevemur
Yield: 8 Ready in 45 minutes
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Crocodile Cafe's Chicken Tortilla Soup Preparation
*instead of Ancho chile paste, you can use 6 or 7 ancho chiles pureed.
Bring 1 qt chicken broth to boil with onion in soup pot. Combine remaining chicken broth with 3 fried tortillas in a blender and blend until combined and slightly thickened.
Pour into heated broth along with tomatoes, cilantro, chile paste, and chicken. Season to taste with salt. Bring again to boil. Serve garnished with ranchero cheese and tortilla strips.
NOTE: To puree ancho chiles, soak 6 or 7 chiles in hot water until tender, or simmer just until tender. Remove stem and seeds and puree in blender with small amount of water until paste in formed. Strain through sieve to remove skin, if desired. Each serving with cheese and chips contains about: 146 calories, 866 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol, 4 g fat, 9 g carbohydrates, 17 g protein, 0.55 g fiber.
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