Saturday, February 1, 2014

mexican chicken lime soup

this is another tortilla soup, not exactly like the Rick Bayless one, just different enough to warrant making both of them.  (I prefer Rick Bayless, but this one is good too).

original recipe here

  • tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (I used boneless skinless chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken)
  • canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper
  • hass avocado, thinly sliced lengthwise into 12 pieces
  • Crushed tortilla chips
I added corn and beans
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, lower the heat to medium and cook until the onion begins to brown, about 7 minutes. Increase the heat to high, push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the chicken and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chipotles and adobo sauce, then stir in the chicken broth. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming any foam. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place 2 avocado slices in each of 6 soup bowls and pour in the soup. Top with the tortilla chips.

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