Monday, January 30, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I want to try a few new recipes instead of just sticking to my old standbys. I pinned this recipe on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and decided to try it tonight.
These were the ingredients.

My finished photo isn't pretty. I was hungry and I forgot to put the soup in a prettier bowl for a photo. But it was delicious! If you want a pretty photo, then you should really check out Sing For Your Supper's post.

Here's her recipe:
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

6 cups chicken stock
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I like to roast or poach bone-in chicken breasts until tender, then shred the meat. Additionally, you could also use a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
half an onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 small-medium zucchinis, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
juice from 2 large limes
salt and pepper to taste

Coat a large saucepan with olive oil over medium-high heat, add onion and zucchini and sautee until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper and stir until fragrant. Pour in stock and bring to a boil. Add the shredded chicken, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the chicken is heated through. Add the lime juice and taste for seasoning. Ladle into bowls and top with and desired garnishes. Serves 4.

Garnish ideas:

crushed tortilla chips
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
sliced avocado
fresh cilantro

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Unless I'm baking, I pretty much just guesstimate my measurements so everything I added was approximately what she calls for. I had an extra 1/2 a lime left over from yesterday so I used 2.5 limes and a little extra garlic. It was deliciously limey! And we love cilantro so I put a big handful in each bowl.

I'll definitely make this again.

3 comments:

The Next Chapter said...

I love a new recipe and make a lot of soup so will definitely try this one - it looks delicious.

Shammickite said...

sounds great!
I love hearty soup.
Last week I made soup from sweet potato, carrot, onion, ginger, garlic, some orange juice, and veggie broth.... cook it all up then smoosh it a bit, and serve with a dollop of sour cream in the middle, and chopped parsley or cilantro..... heaven! And don't forget the crusty bread for dipping.

Ginnie said...

This reminds me of the chicken-rice-avocado-tortilla soup Frontera Grill serves, Mad. I CRAVE it! Ugh. And now I can't do anything about it. :(