Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fire Roasted Tomatoes
FOR THE SOUP:
2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
46.5 oz low sodium chicken broth ( 1 32 oz can and 1 14.5 oz can)
14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
4.5 oz can green chilies
2 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP paprika
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
6 corn tortillas, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 TBSP Olive Oil
FOR PICO DE GALLO:
1/2 red onion
1/2 cup cilantro
2 limes, juiced
2 Limes, juiced
1 jalapeno, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
cheddar cheese, grated
avocado, sliced into bite sized slices
6 corn tortillas
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1. Make pico de gallo: dice tomatoes, red onion. Roughly chop cilantro. Mix all of them together. Add lime juice. Mix together. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Add 1 TBSP Olive Oil to a large pot on medium high. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until onion is softened, about 5 min. Add the chili and paprika powder. Mix together and cook another 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and green chilies. Mix together and cook for 2 minutes more. Add chicken broth. Mix together. Take off heat and use stick blender to puree broth until the consistency is smooth. Add tortillas and puree with stick blender until smooth.
3. Replace pot on heat and add chicken and corn. Mix and let simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
4. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice other 6 corn tortillas into 1/2 inch slices. Place on baking sheet and add olive oil. Toss together. Cook until crispy, about 10 minutes.
5. Place soup in bowl. Add garnish of lime juice, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, avocado , pico de gallo and tortilla strips.