First Food Post- Chicken Tortilla Soup!

2 Nov

in this blog I’m going to try to track some of the recipes I use!  I’ll have to catch up!

First Off- Chicken Tortilla Soup! Recipe

I made this recipe a little bit more time and cost friendly than I found in other place.  I made this starting in the afternoon and let it simmer all afternoon.  We had some unexpected friends come over for dinner and they all went back for seconds.  I’d say it’s a great, cheap, entertaining dish that is sure to please many.

Chicken Tortilla Soup and Garnishes

Chicken Tortilla Soup!
Recipe adapted from Whitney in Chicago (via TasteSpotting)

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1-2 jalapeños, seeded, veins removed, chopped
4-6 cups chicken broth, I used it from a box
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup of corn; from a can
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
2-3 chicken breasts

Garnishes:
tortilla chips
1 ripe medium avocado
some shredded cheddar cheese
1 lime

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Place chicken breasts in heated oil and cook for about 10 minutes until browned on both sides and cooked all the way through.  Take out of pot and set aside to cool.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to pan.  Cook onion in oil 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and jalapenos and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cumin and chipotle peppers and cook 1 more minute. Stir in broth, tomatoes and salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Cut cooked chicken breasts into bite sized pieces, then tear apart, shredding it.  Add shredded chicken and a handful of diced cilantro; heat until hot. Let simmer from 30 minutes to as long as desired.

Serving:
Slice the avocado in half. Slice into 1-inch slices. Ladle soup into bowls and top with tortilla chips, avocado, grated cheese and a squeeze of lime.  Enjoy!

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