Chicken Soup To Spice Up The Soul

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Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://suburban-spoon.blogspot.com/2009/09/chicken-soup-to-spice-up-soul.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tortillas, sliced into 1/4" strips
32 ounces container organic low-sodium chicken stock (I like Wegman's store brand)
Juice of 2 limes (this juicer is really the best at getting all of the juice out!)
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies and juice
1 can pinto or cannellini beans (rinsed)
1 large onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

Preparation

1
Heat oil in a large pot on the stove one medium-high (the same pot will be used to make the soup later).
2
Add tortilla strips and stir constantly until they brown slightly and start to crisp. Remove from heat and set aside.
3
To a large stock pot, add chicken stock, lime juice, tomatoes & juice, beans, onion, salt & pepper and heat to medium-high.
4
Sink chicken breasts into broth, cover, turn heat down to med-low an walk away (that's the best part)!
5
Leave soup to simmer for 30 minutes. Remove chicken breasts to a cutting board. Pull chicken apart with 2 forks into bite sized pieces. Return to soup.
6
Serve topped with tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream!

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About

Chicken Soup to Spice up the Soul!

Over the weekend, I watched Rick Bayless's show called "Mexico: One Plate at a Time." The show featured a number of recipes using lime as an ingredient.

He made a lime chicken soup on the show that inspired me to go into my kitchen and create a similar dish that I will now have as part of my permanent repertoire - it was so good! I admit, I was hesitant about LIME in chicken soup, but it is an amazing flavor you just have to try!

The ingredients I used were items I had on hand. Quick, easy, but satisfying- this spicy 1-pot meal is a great weeknight dinner!

Yield:

8.0

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:10pm

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