Recipe|Tortilla Soup

How many times have you ordered tortilla soup at your favorite restaurant and wanted to duplicate the same taste for your family and friends at home? Here’s a recipe that we snagged from MyRecipes.com that makes having great soup at home ~~~~> Enjoy!

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for frying

2 large onions, chopped

8 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes

12 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes

Juice of 2 limes

1 package (8 oz.) small corn tortillas, cut into 1/4-in.-thick strips (see Notes)

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/4-in.-thick strips

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Monterey jack cheese, additional chopped cilantro, and/or sliced green onions for topping

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Preparation:

Total: 1 Hours

1. Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large pot (at least 5 qts.) over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in two-thirds of the garlic, 1 tbsp. salt, cumin, and chile flakes and cook 2 minutes.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, and half the lime juice and increase heat to a gentle simmer; cook 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, pour about 1 in. of vegetable oil into a small frying pan set over medium-high heat. When oil is hot but not smoking, add one-third of the tortilla strips and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer strips to a paper towel-lined baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips in two batches. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt. Set aside.

4. Purée soup in batches in a blender. Return soup to pot and resume simmering. In a small bowl, toss chicken with remaining lime juice, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes, then add to soup and simmer 5 minutes, until chicken is just cooked through. Stir in cilantro. Serve hot with tortilla strips and your choice of toppings.

Source: My Recipes

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