Reluctant Gourmet Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Submitted by enobrev

Makes 8 servings



http://reluctantgourmet.com/tortilla_soup.htm "You can make this all in one large soup pot or fry the tortilla strips in one and make the soup in another. I like to clean as few pots as possible especially when I'm working one handed."

Recipe Ingredients for Reluctant Gourmet Tortilla Soup

8 tablespoons Canola oil
10 7" corn tortillas
1 onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, washed, dried, stemmed, chopped
8 cups chicken stock
29 oz. diced tomatoes
14 ounces of canned corn
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, rinsed, dried
2 tbsp bay leaves (4 leaves)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
38 grams lime juice (1 lime)

Recipe Directions for Reluctant Gourmet Tortilla Soup

  1. Cut up 2 of the tortillas into 1/4 inch strips

  2. Fry them in 3 tablespoons of Canola oil. You want them to be a golden brown but be careful not to burn them, they cook quickly.

  3. Remove the strips from pot and transfer to some paper towels to drain.

  4. Season with a little salt

  5. Heat the remaining oil over medium high heat and sauté the onions for a couple of minutes

  6. Add garlic and sauté for another minute or two

  7. Tear the remaining corn tortillas into bite size pieces and add to the pot

  8. Add the cilantro, stir, and cook for a minute more

  9. Add the canned tomatoes with their juice and the chicken stock, cumin, chili powder, and bay leaves and bring to a boil

  10. Reduce heat to a simmer, add the corn, whole chicken breasts, and cayenne

  11. Simmer the chicken breasts for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked throughout

  12. Remove the chicken breasts and put aside to cool

  13. Turn off the soup.

  14. Once the chicken breasts are cool, shred them with your hands and return to the pot

  15. Add your lime juice and taste for spiciness.

  16. If you like it hotter, add more of the spices

  17. Reheat, and serve with the fried tortilla strips

Categories

Chicken, Soup, Mexican, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 518.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
371
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Sodium
829mg
35%
Potassium
573mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
35.3g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
8.3g
Protein
19.6g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
   
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