Comfort Food Soups and Chowders

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A classic Mexican soup, made with onions, jalapenos, garlic, and tomatoes. Add earthy herbs, black beans, corn, and shredded chicken; and you have a hearty, warming meal. Top with shredded cheese, thinly sliced jalapenos, avocados, and sour cream……and dig in. Tortilla chips recommended.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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My take on the classic tortilla soup. Perfectly spiced and chock-full of chicken.



For the Soup:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 cup dry white wine

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes

2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

1 teaspoon Mexican oregano

1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

3 cups chicken broth

½ orange, juiced

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup corn, either off the cob or frozen and thawed

4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Serving:

Chopped cilantro

Diced avocado

Grated White Cheddar Cheese

Fried Tortillas Strips


Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over high heat. Add onions and cook until soft, add the garlic and

peppers and cook until fragrant and soft. Add the wine and deglaze the pan. Add the tomatoes, chili

powder, chipotle chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, chicken broth, and orange juice; and bring to a

boil, lower heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors combine. Carefully transfer the

mixture to a blender (in batches if needed), and blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan. Add the

cayenne pepper, corn, and rotisserie chicken. Simmer until the chicken is heated through. Taste and

season with salt and pepper accordingly. Serve with cilantro, avocado, cheese, and tortilla strips.

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