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tortillas, torn into spoon-sized pieces
8 cups -
1 large onion, pureed
3 large, ripe tomatoes, peeled and pureed
1/4 cup - canned
1/4 cup - fresh
1 tbsp - chilli powder
1 tsp - ground cumin
1 tbsp - canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (optional)
1/2 cup - fresh
3 tbsp -
pepper to taste
salt to taste
1 skinless, boneless
breast, cooked and chopped
1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup - shredded cheddar cheese
crispy tortilla chips, cut into strips like
How to Make Tortilla Soup
The onion and tomato may be pureed together in your blender or food processor.
Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot.
Saute the tortilla pieces with the garlic until tortillas soften.
Add the pureed onion, tomato and bring to a boil.
Add the canned tomato puree, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chillies in adobo sauce (if using) and chicken stock.
Bring to a boil again and reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Check seasonings and add salt and pepper as desired.
Garnish each serving with cooked chicken breast, avocado, cheddar cheese and crisp tortilla strips.
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