Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The aroma of this soup while cooking makes you practically giddy to fill up your bowl and give it a try! Save a little time by buying a prepared rotisserie chicken - Works like a charm.
1Break up boned chicken into bite-sized pieces. In large soup pot, combine all ingredients except the tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and the avocados. Cook over medium heat until soup comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally.
2To serve, put tortilla chips in bottom of bowl, ladle hot soup on top, sprinkle with cheese and with avocado slices, if desired.
This is terrific served with cornbread or cheese bread.