BLONDIE'S CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Blondie's Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Blondie Pussycat

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@blondie8080

In the 90s, when tortilla soup was all the rage, I ate some at a local restaurant for a BIG price. I analyzed it, and in the next few days, I perfected it to MY taste. I've been making it ever since. I hope you'll give it a try. It ROCKS!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 small
sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
2 or 3 clove
garlic, finely minced
1 can(s)
rotel tomatoes ands green chiles (select your heat) i use hot
3
chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless or you may prefer bone-in with skin
1 gal
stock or broth *or* 1/2 gallon water
1 bunch
cilantro, divided
8 oz
sharp cheddar or monterrey jack cheese, grated
2 medium
ripe avocados, cubed 1/2
1
14 oz bag of tortilla chips (i use calidad~not too salty)

How to Make BLONDIE'S CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Step-by-Step

  • 1In large hot stockpot (5-6 qt), pour in canola oil or evoo. When shimmery, add onions and saute' for 2 min over med-hi heat.; now add garlic and saute' for 1 min on med-hi heat. **Do not brown garlic**
  • 2Now add 2 gallons chicken stock or 1 gallons broth (stock is best.) add rotel, salt, then chicken. When pot comes to a boil, lower heat and allow to simmer with lid on for about 15 min. If cooking bone-in chicken simmer about 30 minutes
  • 3Remove chicken from liquid and set aside to cool enough to be able to shred it. Continue to simmer broth for about 15 minutes, so it can reduce. **if using broth**
  • 4In the meantime, shred chicken. Turn burner off if using stock.
    or
    When the broth has cooked for about 15 minutes, throw in 1/2 the bunch if cilantro. Turn off heat. Allow to stand about 5 min.
  • 5Pour stock into serving bowls, add about 1/3 cup shredded chicken,and some raw chopped cilantro. Top with grated cheese. Add avocado pieces. Crumble tortilla chips and add to bowl.
  • 6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ENJOY!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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About BLONDIE'S CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #soup




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