Recipe of the Week!

I haven't made this yet, but it looks really really good.  I had the most delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup in Oklahoma when I was home this summer.  It was at a restaurant called El Tequila, and ever since then, I have been searching for a recipe for a similar soup.  It had avocados, tortilla strips, shredded chicken, and a broth base (not tomato based like a lot of tortilla soups).  I think I found it!

Delicious Fresh Chicken Tortilla Soup

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
vegetable oil for frying
corn tortillas cut into strips
15 cups water
15 cubes chicken bouillon
1 (14 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup dried oregano
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
avocados - peeled, pitted and sliced

In a saucepan, cover chicken breasts with water and boil for 30 minutes, or until tender. Shred into small pieces; set aside. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep-fryer or large cast-iron skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry tortilla strips from about 6 tortillas at a time, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

In a large stockpot, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the bouillon cubes and reduce heat to a simmer. In a blender, combine the can of tomatoes, onion and garlic. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into the stockpot and stir in the coriander, cumin, black pepper, chili powder and oregano. Add carrots, celery and diced tomatoes with chilies. Cover pot and simmer for about 25 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Stir in shredded chicken and cook 5 more minutes.

Serve hot topped with fried tortilla strips, and garnish with shredded cheese and avocado slices.
I know it's super hot outside, but I might just have to make this asap!


daveyshums said...

um, well I can't give my opinion on this dish yet, but the chicken the other night?

holy crap.

and the pulled pork today???

I guess you ARE always telling me you want me to put on a little weight...

Ashley said...

Jess & Dave!!
It's your new favorite friends ;). I thought I'd stalk your blog and say hi - but at least I'm admitting I'm stalking right??

I hope you got your Ramen tonight!! We want to hang out again soon & I seriously these recipes on your blog look so good. I love that you love to cook, because I love to eat. Isn't that perfect? :) haha, j/k.

Hope tomorrow at work is magical & it's your best day at work ever ;).

Log & Ash (W)Rencher ;)