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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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    Default Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Description: This soup is really yummy and super easy to make - I hope you like it! My husband goes gaga over it, and he's quite a "foodie", so I recommend it! It is a mexican soup that is frequently served at most mexican restaurants and uses spices similar to those used in tacos - yum!
    Serving Size: Serves 2-3 People
    Time: 25 Minutes
    Difficulty: Easy

    Ingredients:
    1. 2-3 small chicken breasts
    2. 2 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
    3. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    4. 1 jar mild salsa (or medium, to taste)
    5. 1 1/2 C. chicken stock
    6. 1 packet taco seasoning
    7. 1/3 C. sour cream
    8. 1/4 C. heavy cream
    9. salt and pepper
    10. 1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro
    11. tortilla chips (store bought)
    12. shredded cheese (if you like it - I personally don't use cheese)
    Preparation:
    Instructions:
    1. Coarsly chop chicken breasts, cook in 10" pot until done.
    2. Once chicken is cooked, add chopped tomato and onion and saute for 2 min
    3. Add Chicken stock, stir for add'l 2 min
    4. Add salsa, taco seasoning, cook 5 min on medium heat
    5. Add a dash (1/4 C) heavy cream and 2 heaping Tsp sour cream, salt and pepper to taste, and chopped cilantro, stir in.
    6. Remove chicken from soup w/ tongs, but into large bowl and, using 2 forks, "pull" the chicken apart to make shredded chicken.
    7. Pour remaining soup mix into blender, blend on high 45 seconds. No chunks should be left.
    8. Return soup to pot, add chicken, cook for 2 min and serve!
    9. Serve soup in beautiful bowls topped with tortilla chips, a small dash of sour cream, shredded cheese and a small cilantro sprig for pretty presentation Enjoy!
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    Sounds wonderful! I love Mexican food, so I will try this one out for sure!

    Thanks, Becky!

    Cheers,
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    I too am going to give this a try...my kids love Mexican. I could see a few sliced black olives as garnish on the top as an alternate to the cilantro sprig

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    I think you will really like it - once you get the hang of it, you can see that you just kinda "cook" it for a while, throw the ingredients in one by one - its a great recipe that doesn't require any finesse...which is good, bc the way I cook is quite chaotic!! And yeah, you can put whatever else you like in it - you could add beans to the soup, or olives on top...its just like a taco, you put on it what you like :-)

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    Becky this is the most wonderful soup!!!! A nice mexi meal with out a lot of hoopla. yEA!
    Tami
    ps we make it low fat by using non fat half and half, 2% cheese and low fat sour cream. yummy!

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    Oh good, I'm glad you liked it!! Funny you posted this because I just made this soup on Monday!! I love it so much bc its so easy - and I actually started blending the soup in a blender so that its creamy instead of chunky, that way its really good too!!!

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    oooh, this looks nice, and so does the picture... so I'll definitely be trying this..

    and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Becky15349 View Post
    its a great recipe that doesn't require any finesse...
    so that makes a good candidate for me who's effort usually results in burnt kitchens

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    this sounds sooo good!I love cooking so I'm def. going to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Had this again - we use a 'boat motor' to churn it up a bit but still leave chunks. Oh my i'm salivating again!

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    So, I'm totally cooking this today for lunch.

    cheers,
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