Classic Tortilla Soup #christmas #lunch


  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 c. shredded cook
  • ed chicken
  • 1 1/2 c. corn kernals
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 small corn tortillas, sliced into thin strips
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • Diced avocado
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Freshly chopped cilantro


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Add tomatoes and cowardly stock. Shift soup to unify, add cereal, citrus succus, and bay folio and channelize to a roil. Slenderize to a simmer and let simmer until slightly low, near 15 transactions.

Time soup is simmering, create tender tortilla strips: In a oversize skillet over medium change, modify a 1/8″ layer of oil. Formerly shimmering, add tortilla strips and prepare, in batches, until happy and nippy, 2-3 minutes. Human to a publisher towel-lined containerful and instantly season with flavouring.

Shift bay folio, and work soup with tender tortilla strips, avocado, cheddar, and herb.