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Thursday, March 08 2012

Here's a version of chicken tortilla soup that's both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla strips and skip Steps 1-2. Serve with vinegary coleslaw, lime wedges and hot sauce.


Tortilla Soup
Recipe from 
Servings: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
       corn tortillas, halved and thinly sliced
        Canola or olive oil cooking spray
     tablespoon  canola oil
       Anaheim or poblano peppers, diced
       medium onion, diced
     teaspoon  ground cumin
     pound  boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (see Tip)
     cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth
     14-ounce can  diced tomatoes with green chiles
     tablespoons  lime juice
    1/2  cup  shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spread tortilla strips in an even layer on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until browned and crispy, 12 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add peppers and onion and cook, stirring, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chicken, broth, tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice. Serve each portion topped with some of the baked tortilla strips, Cheddar andcilantro.


Tip: To trim boneless, skinless chicken thighs, we like to use kitchen shears to snip the fat away from the meat.
Nutrition information
Calories 288, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 56 mg, Sodium 483 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 20 g, Potassium 404 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 40%, Iron 15%. Exchanges: Starch 1,Vegetable 1,Lean Meat 2,Fat 1. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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