5/17/2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yes, another soup recipe!  This was so packed with flavor and just the right amount of spice, it was perfect for an unseasonably chilly day like we had today.  The recipe was by no means difficult and made the house smell fantastic.  I debated over using premade tortilla strips or frying up my own and I'm glad I chose to fry my own.  They only took a few minutes and were delicious!  My husband is a fan of spicy foods and he gave this one a "thumbs up" and said I can make it again any time.  I'm not as big of a spicy food fan, but this soup was spicy enough to make you sniffle, but didn't make your mouth burn, so it was just right!

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Spicy Crisps
Recipe courtesy of Relish!

Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 3/4 c. beef broth
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder, plus more for spicy crisps
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 10 oz. Rotel tomatoes with chilies, undrained
  • 4 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 4 T. canola oil

For garnish
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • sour cream
Directions
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  • Drop in the chicken breasts and boil for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 
  • Drain chicken in colander and let cool. 
  • Shred or cube the meat. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add olive oil and saut√© onion and garlic in oil. 
  • Pour into the medium pot you used for chicken. 
  • Add beef and chicken broth, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, jalapeno(to taste), salt, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and chicken. 
  • Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In the skillet, heat the canola oil until hot. 
  • Cut tortillas in narrow strips and fry. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and a little chili powder. 
  • When done, place on paper towels. 
  • Place half of the strips in bowls. 
  • Fill with the hot soup. 
  • Garnish with more tortilla strips, avocado slices and cheese. 

1 comment:

The Cafe Sucre Farine said...

I can imagine how wonderful your house smelled. It was a grey and rainy day here to and I would have love a bowl of this delicious sounding soup!

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