Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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  • 9 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts - skinless, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn (or 1 can drained)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can petite diced tomato
  • 1 can Original Rotel Tomatos with Lime & Cilantro
  • 1/2 yellow/sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • salt (if desired) and pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • Avocado
    • Mexican cheese
    • Tortilla chips
  1.  Make Chicken stock
    • Simmering on stove
    • You can either make this from scratch if you have the time (see my recipe for Chicken Stock Here) or buy pre-made stock. 
  2. Cook Chicken, cool, then shred with forks.
    • If you are buying raw chicken, boil chicken covered in water for 30-60 minutes until done.  If you are going to do this, you may as well make your own stock. See above.
    • To save time, you can use either canned chicken or precooked chicken found in the deli case, or pick up a rotisserie chicken (tastes the best) from the deli at your grocery store.
  3. In a large stock pot, combine stock, chicken, corn, black beans, tomato, Rotel, onion, garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne (optional), salt & pepper. 
  4. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 30-45 minutes (until the onions are almost tender).
  5. Add cilantro, rice and water (the rice will absorb water/broth) and continue to cook for another 20-30 minutes, until rice is done. 
  6. Serve garnished with avocado, cheese and tortilla chips. Enjoy! 
Finished product!
Inspired from Chicken Tortilla Soup II on Allrecipes.com and Six Can Tortilla Soup on Allrecipes.com
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