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13 March 2006 @ 09:16 am
Tortilla soup  
I don't think I've posted this before, infact, I know I haven't!

This is really my favorite, and is easy to make.

*Chicken breasts (about two or three, depending on size)
*2 cans chicken broth
*diced green chilies (or jalepenos)
*1 can tomatoes w/green chilis (trust me, all the chilis will not make it hot)
*1 can tomato soup (cambells tomato soup works best, I've found)
*1 medium onion chopped (it doesn't have to be souper (badumbum!) fine, just chopped)
*2 cloves of garlic
*1 lime
* two tablespoons cilantro (fresh works best, and you don't want to add too much, as a little goes a long way in flavoring things)
*pepper to taste
*1/2 teaspoon cumin
*4 to 5 corn tortillas, cut into strips and fried
*1 table spoon oil

-Boil the chicken with a little chili powder and cumin, when fully cooked set the chicken aside and strain the water into a bigger pot.

-Combine the broth, chilis, tomatoes, onion and garlic. Let simmer on low. Shred the chicken and add half to the soup, saving aside the rest for later. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then reduce heat and let it simmer for 30-35 minutes.

-While it's simmering squeeze the lime juice into the soup, and place the rind in aswell, cilantro, pepper, and cumin.

-While it's simmering, cut the tortillas into strips and fry them, you may want to fry some extra to garnish the soup with, or use tortilla chips. Add the original four to the soup, and let it cool.

-Fish the lime rind out, and then blend (a hand held blender wand works best, if you don't have one, simply take a slotted spoon and scoop out all of the tomatoes/chicken/other chunky ingredients into a blender, with some of the stock, and blend until nearly smooth, then add back to the rest of the stock).

-Heat it back up, adding the rest of the chicken, and then serve with grated cheese, sour cream and fried tortillas/tortilla chips.
Tric: Witchy Applewyldirishtric on March 13th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
I may not follow this recipe exactly (some of these things may not be available).. but it sounds like a damn good thing to work with!

Sounds yumyum. :D
Meganindnraindancer on March 13th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
I don't follow it exactly the same either. Though it is good when I follow it. It's just one of those guide line things! :D