Chicken  Or  Beef   Tortilla Soup Recipe

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CHICKEN OR BEEF TORTILLA SOUP

Elsie Pines

By
@elsie70

Makes an elegant first course when entertaining as it looks lovely served in a Tortilla Salad Shell. Guests are always asking for the recipe which I gladly give.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 can(s)
16 oz. stewed tomatoes
1 can(s)
10 oz. rotel tomatoes with green chillies
2 box
low sodium chicken broth
1 can(s)
cream of tomato soup
1 Tbsp
each ground cumin, chilli powder
1/4 c
each chopped fresh parsley and cilantro
1 oz
freshly squeezed lime juice
add ons - see notes below
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all ingredients in Soup Pot (no need to brown chicken). Bring to boil and skim surface a few times. After 1 hr. remove chicken and when slightly cooler, shred. Return to pot and continue to cook for another hour or longer.
2
While soup is cooking, prepare optional ingredients - add-ins for serving soup. All are optional - green peppers, tomatoes, onions, olives, cheddar or jalapeno cheese OR if in a hurry use a container of salsa.
3
To serve - Into each Tortilla Shell add a tablespoon each of desired add-ins, ladle in soup, top with cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips. Expect to hear "Wow's" when you serve.
4
FOR BEEF SOUP - INSTEAD OF CHICKEN, USE 2 LBS. BEEF CUBES AND ADD 2 TABLESPOONS WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican