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Cal-Tex Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shelley Drnek
Added: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 cups chicken broth
2 tsp. ground cumin
3 tsp. Green New Mexico chile powder
1-1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, skinless - diced
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
2 jalapeņos, minced or 1/2 cup minced canned
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
3/4 lb. (1-1/2 cups) butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup half & half
1/4 cup minced cilantro
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1-1/2 cups shredded jack cheese
2 cups tortilla strips (

Directions:
Directions:
Bring chicken broth, cumin and chile powder to boil. Saute chicken, onions, celery, jalapeņo and garlic in 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until chicken juices run clear when pierced with a fork - about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Melt remaining 1/2 cup butter in same skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in flour to make roux and cook until thickened - about 2-3 minutes. Stir roux into boiling stock, then add chicken/vegetable mixture. Remove from heat and add half & half and cilantro, stirring until smooth.

Garnish with grated onions, grated cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 minutes; TOTAL: 40 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This takes a bit of time to prepare but it is OHHHH so good!

 

 

 

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