Friday, February 4, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Everyone needs a good chicken tortilla soup recipe. Most recipes are so similar that only a few ingredients change here and there this is one that I always come back to. We had it for dinner tonight and it was delicious and satisfying in this chilly weather!! The kids like it too because they can put in all the little toppings they want!
Chicken Tortilla Soup:
adapted slightly from Our best bites.
1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed, skins, and fat, and bones discarded.
season chicken with garlic salt, pepper, cumin, and chile powder to taste
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
4 cans chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 jalepeno pepper, diced, and seeds removed. (wash your hands really well after doing this, before you accidentally scratch and itch on your eye and scream out because the hot oils are already burning your retina...)
1/4 c fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

1. Head some olive oil in a large stockpot and cook the onions over medium heat until softened. add garlic and jalepeno pepper and cook for a couple more minutes. Add chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add chicken and simmer for 15-20 minutes.While soup is simmering prepare your toppings:
We like:
Avacados, cubed
sour cream
grated cheese
crushed up Fritos, or Torrilla chips
Right before serving add the lime juice to the soup, layer up those toppings and have a fiesta in your mouth!!

1 comment:

savorthethyme said...

Love me some classic tortilla soup. It's the bombdigity!


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