Chicken Soup: Tortilla Soup by Mona M

posted by Mona M 05-25-100 4:25 AM

Tortilla Soup
from Stop and Smell the Rosemary... Recipes and Traditions to Remember

6 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 corn tortillas, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 bay leaves
6 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 to 6 cooked chicken breast halves, shredded or cubed

Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
sour cream
2 corn tortillas, sliced and fried crisp

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add tortillas, garlic, cilantro, and onion. Saute 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil and add cumin, chili powder, bay leaves, and chicken stock.

Return to a boil. Reduce heat. Add salt and cayenne. Simmer 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves and
stir in chicken. Reheat.

Garnish with Monterey Jack, avocado, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Serves 6

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