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This week with the cool weather, I am posting my Chicken Tortilla soup recipe and of course it is served in a vintage restaurant ware bowl and plate! I love the blue and white stripe of these, too bad I only have one matching set!
Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup
Calories per serving: 164
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium Jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
1/2 medium bell pepper
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast or 1 package tenders
2 cups frozen corn (can eliminate if you want)
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 cup dry white wine or water ( I use water)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
Topping.....recipe to follow below.....
First, saute onion, garlic jalapeno and bell pepper with olive oil in a large pot until soft. Add all of remaining ingredients to large stock pot and bring to a boil. After about 15-20 minutes, remove the chicken breast and shred. ( I usually use two forks to shred chicken in a plate) Return shredded chicken to the pot and simmer an additional 45 minutes over medium heat. Serve, topped with tortilla chips.....recipe below.....
Seasoned Tortilla Strips
Calories per serving: 161
makes 7 one cup servings
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground red pepper ( I use Cayenne)
12-14 6-inch corn tortillas
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, stir oil and all of the spices together with a wire whisk.
Using a basting brush, brush one side of all the tortillas with the oil/spice mixture
Make 3-4 stacks of 4 tortillas.
Cut the tortillas into 1/4-1/2 inch strips
Put strips in a single layer on a couple of cookie sheets sprayed with Pam.
Bake until golden and crisp, about 10-15 minutes. If pans are on different oven racks, switch their positions about halfway through baking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt. Cool completely in pans and store in a zip lock bag. Garnish soup with strips
....ummmm so good!!
This is very good and satisfying and pretty low in calories...I have used the strips as a snack when I wanted something crunchy....usually about a 1/2 cup is all you need for the soup.
Enjoy!! Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!