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Monday, January 03 2011
1 mediumonion, thinly sliced
3 or 4 clovesgarlic
1 tablespooncooking oil
2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, drained and chopped*
2 mediumcarrots, chopped
5 cupsreduced-sodium chicken broth or turkey stock
2 cupscoarsely chopped tomatoes
1/8 teaspoonsalt
1 poundcooked turkey, cubed or shredded (about 3 cups)
2 smallzucchini, chopped (2 cups)
2 tablespoonssnipped fresh cilantro
1/3 cupcrumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges
6 fresh cilantro sprigs

1. In a dry medium skillet, combine onion slices and unpeeled garlic cloves; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until edges are brown. Chop onion; peel and slice garlic cloves.

2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, sliced garlic, and chipotle peppers. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add carrots. Cook and stir for 3 minutes more.

3. Add broth, tomatoes, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add turkey, zucchini, and snipped cilantro; cover and cook for 5 minutes more.

4. Serve with queso fresco, avocado, lime wedges, and cilantro sprigs. Makes 6 (1-2/3-cup) servings.

*Test Kitchen Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

 
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