CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

APP, ENTREE, SIDE DISH, DESSERT?
Entree
RELATED DISHES
FEEDS HOW MANY?
4 people but can be easily scaled to feed a crowd
TIME COMMITMENT?
1 hour
FAST, WEEKNIGHT, WEEKEND?
Weeknight
STAIRMETER?
Fair amount of ingredients, but easily changeable to accommodate changes
EQUIPMENT NEEDED?
WHO I MADE IT FOR?
11/18/2013: I let Kelsey choose what he wanted me to make for dinner and he chose this. I had made some version of chicken tortilla soup a while ago so what I ended up with was a blend of a lot of different recipes/whatever I wanted to eat.

INGREDIENTS
Corn tortillas (around 12)
Onion (1, chopped)
Zucchini (2-3, chopped)
Jalapeno (2-3, chopped)
Garlic (3-5 cloves, minced)
Shredded chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken)
Cumin (1 tablespoon)
Chipotle powder (1.5 tablespoons)
Chicken stock (~8 cups)
Cilantro (garnish)
Avocado (to be served with the soup)
Lime

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Cut corn tortillas into strips, place on baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 10-12 mins. In addition to these baked strips, I always fry up a bigger chunk for some different type of crunch. This might be from a Cook’s Illustrated recipe–can’t remember.
  2. Heat up oil in pot. Cook onion and zucchini until translucent and tender (~8 mins).
  3. Add in jalapenos and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add in shredded chicken. Add cumin and chipotle powder. Mix well. This is where you can really adjust the spice level. If you want it less spicy, use less chipotle powder.
  5. Add chicken stock. I usually add a dash of salt to seal in the heart disease.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, avocado, lime and tortilla chips.

BOTTOM LINE: Great for a winter day when you’re feeling kinda lazy. There’s not that much effort put into this soup, but it still delivers a ton of flavor.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: