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Tortilla Soup

Lunch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chile powder
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Avocado From Mexico fully ripened pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or pepper-Jack cheese
  • 16 tortilla chips
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Instructions

  1. In medium-size saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, oregano and chile powder. Cook, stirring, until onions and garlic are softened, 5 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups water, lime juice, and salt. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until white in center at thickest part, about 12 minutes Remove chicken to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Let liquid in pot cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree liquid in pot until smooth. Or transfer contents of pot to blender, whirl to puree, and return pureed liquid to saucepan. Add tomato sauce, and simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Meanwhile, shred chicken into bite-size pieces; you should have about 2 cups
  5. For each serving, place about 1/2 cup shredded chicken into a deep soup bowl. Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into bowl. Top with 1/4 of the avocado and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Crush 4 tortilla strips over bowl. Serve immediately.
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